Last night the Washington Capitals put a lifetimes worth of disappointment away when they knocked off the Golden Knights to claim their first ever Stanley Cup.
It’s game one of the Stanley Cup finals! It’s a game of two improbable teams, meeting for a death match to gain the right to lift Lord Stanley’s cup. The majority of coaches, owners, and players have never made it this far. Only Fleury, Neal, and Orpik know how the stakes change this far into the playoffs. Most of these players never make it till June-ish, so stamina is going to be unkind to most of these bedfellows.