Follow along with all of the highlights from Thursday night's game, then scroll down for the Stanley Cup Final schedule, how to watch information and our staff predictions. Entering this year's playoffs, the Capitals had fallen in nine of the previous 10 playoff series against the Penguins. They did the same thing for Game 3 of the Cup Final trying to avoid the various delays and road closures surrounding the arena. They didn't stop there.
Alex Ovechkin, one of the game's premier players who has never won a Cup, has four points in the series.
This is the song the Capitals play after the intro video when they come out onto the ice.
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With the victory, the Capitals ended 26 years of misery for fans of Washington's four major sports teams dating back to the Redskins' 1992 Super Bowl victory. It was a great play that gave Washington the lead with just shy of eight minutes left in the game. Vegas will push with everything they have and keep the game close, but the Capitals find a way like they have all postseason long to break through late and win it all. The Golden Knights tied it at 9:40 when Schmidt's shot deflected in off Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen's right skate.
Ovechkin and his friends had other ideas.
Washington forward Tom Wilson delivered two thunderous hits early in the game, including one on Karlsson that seemed to rattle the Knights centre. The Golden Knights won 51 - plus another 13 in the playoffs.