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Nokes: Flashback Friday - Capitals win Stanley Cup

Danny Nokes
June 07, 2019 - 11:56 am

June 7, 2018 is a day that changed the lives of Washington Capitals fans forever.

With a 3-1 series lead over the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the Caps travelled to Vegas in hopes of clinching the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup.

Down 3-2 heading into the third period, Washington rallied to take a 4-3 lead after a Lars Eller even strength goal gave them the lead with just under 8 minutes to go in the game.

As they say, the rest is history:

Where were you when the Capitals won the Stanley Cup?

As a native of the DMV area, I would've loved nothing more than to watch this game amongst the throngs of fans that lined the streets of Washington D.C. outside of Capital One Arena. Because my brother and I were hosting a radio show, we had to settle for watching the game at home in Christiansburg.

I can assure you, the victory was just as sweet. As you all know, I am a diehard D.C. sports fan and have been my entire life. I was born in 1993, just a couple of years after the Redskins won their third Super Bowl. So, I'd never seen one of my teams win a championship before.

After watching this team fall short in the most frustrating of ways, the thrill of finally getting over the hump was everything we'd hoped for and more. We were far from alone in those sentiments:

The next day, we had a great time recording a celebration segment that was aired later:

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Will the Capitals get another one with Ovechkin? Who knows. They'll certianly have a great chance.

What I do know is no matter how many years pass by, 2018 will always be the year the Capitals won the Stanley Cup.