Stanley Cup Final Odds: Latest Spread and Best Bets For Game 5

Stanley Cup Final Odds: Latest Spread and Best Bets For Game 5

It took 43 seasons, but the Washington Capitals are finally Stanley Cup champions.

Capitals fans converged Tuesday at Bar Louie in Rockville for Game 4 and saw their team beat the Vegas Golden Knights, 6-2.

The Capitals captain took that trophy from commissioner Gary Bettman after teammates Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller scored third-period goals to silence the Knights.

Eller scored the victor from the slot, shoveling the puck into the net after it got behind Fleury, who made the initial save on Brett Connolly's shot. Discounts are limited to one person, per game by entering the codes GOVGKGAME5 on Thursday, GOVGKGAME6 on Sunday and GOVGKGAME 7 next Wednesday.

Over the next 18 seasons, the Capitals returned to the playoffs 12 times but their string of blows kept coming.

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The lead lasted less than four minutes as former Capital defenseman Nate Schmidt scored first for the Knights, on a shot from above the right circle that careened off Matt Niskanen's skate.

Vegas needs two things if they want any shot at this series: a hot start, which will in turn keep the crowd engaged, and a world-class performance from Marc-Andre Fleury.

Reilly Smith led the Golden Knights with a power play goal, his fifth of the playoffs, and an assist. Nicklas Backstrom hit Ovechkin just in front of his usual left-circle spot for a one-timer to make it 2-1. The Caps challenged for goalie interference, but were denied. But Vegas played really well in Game 4, and in some non-scoring aspects deserved to win that game.

Ovechkin and his friends had other ideas.

The Capitals had to fend off a flurry of Vegas chances midway through the first period.

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