The 35-pound silver chalice will be kept in Washington until a new champion is crowned. Could the Capitals have taken control of this series had he not made "The Save" on Golden Knights' Alex Tuch late in Game 2?
"He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and he doesn't remember a lot of stuff, but you bet your a- he's going to remember this one", Oshie said.
The Caps have yet to announce an official date or location for their parade, but Wyshynski listed the area surrounding Capital One Arena, RFK Stadium and the National Mall as possibilities.
First it was four consecutive victories over Columbus after losing both games on home ice to begin the series. But anchored by goalie Braden Holtby, they survived, again, with back-to-back shutouts. An expansion team, the Golden Knights didn't exist 14 months ago. "When he's doing them it makes everyone else want to do them, too".
With firing offenses and crippling goaltending, Game 1 could have gone either way. And even though support dropped some during those poorly orchestrated 100-loss seasons, ever since they became contenders in 2012 the Nats have averaged almost 32,000 fans per game on South Capitol Street.
An idyllic state interrupted, only momentarily, when he was called to accept the 16th individual award of his extraordinary career - the Conn Smythe Trophy for postseason MVP - just minutes before finally fixing his hands on the one piece of hardware that will include the names of his teammates right along with his own.
"I don't even play, but I feel like a part of this team, believe it or not. These guys are my brothers and we're going to be etched on the Cup together forever here". "We won battles. We were committed to do whatever it takes".
Parker Matthews, a 7-year-old Arlington resident, kept finding four leaf clovers on the ground during the Washington Capitals' playoff and championship run.
Reilly Smith led the Golden Knights with a power play goal, his fifth of the playoffs, and an assist. Instead of a nail-biter, the Capitals left the first period up, 3-0. His goals accounted for 19.1 percent of the Capitals' scoring this season.
The Golden Knights most certainly deserved to be in the finals, but the Capitals dictated almost every element of the series. "I think he's played a better team game the whole year".
"Was a tough time, but we fight through it and we get the result.", he added.
But the possibility of the first Stanley Cup title in the Capitals' 43-year history has sent the capital city into a frenzy of "Caps" pride.