Eller bought a PlayStation prior to this series to keep his mind off the other potential distractions on the Vegas Strip and became the first Dane in history to win the Stanley Cup. But for fans, in a moment of ecstasy, it's OK to feel the same way.
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.
The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence. Then immediately following that goal, a massive fight broke out.
After decades of disappointment, the Washington Capitals simply wouldn't be denied. For the fourth straight playoff series, the Capitals won the clinching game on the road.
As had been the norm throughout their playoff run, Vegas provided the usual pageantry before the opening faceoff, with a knight defeating an opponent representing the visiting team - in this case the Capitals - in a staged sword battle. Things are much reversed on the spread, where the Knights are +205 laying 1.5 goals while the Caps are +220 getting the goals. Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie blocked consecutive shots, and Shea Theodore missed a follow-up shot wide.
Colin Miller was called for interference 11:44 into the game on a big hit near the half boards, giving the Capitals' potent power play unit its first chance.
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- Their defense has been bad this series, allowing three or more goals in each of the first four games.
Neither team was even supposed to have advanced this far.
If you want to dig deep into props, I'm also leaning towards Vegas First to Score 3 Goals at +125. Alex Ovechkin ripped a one-timed slap shot over Fleury's shoulder but it rang off the crossbar.
Forwards (12): Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, William Carrier, Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, Tomas Nosek, David Perron, Reilly Smith, Tomas Tatar and Alex Tuch.
Ovechkin scored Washington's second goal in Game 5, bringing his total to a team-high 15 in the postseason. Perron, who was battling with Christian Djoos in the crease, was taken down and touched the puck prior to it crossing the goalline. But it was in vain. Goalie Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 31 shots against him, including three of four attempts during power plays.
By Yahoo Sports' own highly precise measurements, the clock stoppage on NBC's broadcast lasted about 1:01 (one minute, one second) between when the clock went out at 1:49 remaining in the game and when it came back at the 0:51 mark.