Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday after leading his team to their first championship.
An huge crowd gathers outside Capital One Arena during Thursday's game on June 7.
A scoreless first period gave way to a wild second period with five goals, two ties and a lead change that temporarily put the Golden Knights ahead.
Reilly Smith led the Golden Knights with a power play goal, his fifth of the playoffs, and an assist.
The Washington Mystics played in Capital One Arena on Thursday, and the WNBA game against the Lynx turned into a watch party when it was over.
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The team has had more than its share of playoff misery, a seemingly unending series of bad puck luck, hot goaltenders and failed potential that has stymied their playoff expectations year after year.
The spectacular individual effort tied the game 3-3 with just over 10 minutes to play in the game.
The remarkable Golden Knights hadn't lost four consecutive games in their entire inaugural season before the Caps rolled them.
"I said I was born the day before the caps 1,000th game", said Washington resident Chris Ostergard, 31, who held the sign.
The play was reviewed for goalie interference, but eventually stood and tied the game 2-2 late in the second period.
That's why I'm really feeling taking Vegas in the first period.
But through four games of the Stanley Cup Final, the defensemen have let Fleury down. Vegas is +165 laying.5 goals in the opening period according to 5Dimes. They certainly looked like that in Game 4, closing the door quickly and rendering about 40 minutes of the game meaningless.