The Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.
The Caps defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena in Florida on Wednesday.
The Capitals will play Nova Scotia favourite Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup.
Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at Las Vegas on Monday.
It will be Washington’s second appearance in the Cup Final; they were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in 1998.
“I’m emotional right now,” Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.”
Braden Holtby made 29 saves for his second consecutive shutout.
Ironically, Vegas general manager George McPhee was Capitals GM from 1997-2014!
Good luck Smiley and GO KNIGHTS!
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