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Stamkos: 'Gut-wrenching feeling' after G7 loss

2 monthes ago   |   By ESPN

After seeing a 3-2 series lead slip away to the Capitals, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said it was a "disappointing, gut-wrenching feeling knowing how special this group was and not ending the way we wanted it to."
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Watch: Caps fans chant ‘We want Vegas!' in celebration

2 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

Washington Capitals fans have 20 years of celebrating to do and are taking advantage of their moment.The Caps beat the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1998. Though the game was on the road, many fans gathered to watch the game at the Capital One Arena and then celebrated in the streets afterwards.The Caps will meet the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals. It seems like the fans are ready for that matchup. They chanted “We want Vegas!” while celebrating in front...
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Capitals fans storm social media with outpouring of emotions

2 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

There were some tears of joy after Washington closed out the Lightning in Game 7.
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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

TAMPA, Fla. Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table.
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Jon Cooper: When you get this far, you think it's your year

Jon Cooper: When you get this far, you think it's your year

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper holds court after the Game 7 loss, looking back on the Eastern Conference Final against the Washington Capitals and expressing how proud he is of what the team was able to accomplish in 2017-18.
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Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final after Game 7 triumph

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Alex Ovechkin will get his chance. The Great 8 will contest for the Stanley Cup after his Washington Capitals defeated their past demons and the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday. Yes, the Capitals - a team that had to overcome a horrific playoff record against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round and then had to deal the disappointment of beginning the Conference Final with wins in Games 1 and 2 only to drop three straight to trail 3-2.
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Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Advance to Stanley Cup Final After Win vs. Lightning

2 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Washington Capitals are headed to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final after pulling out a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 on Wednesday. It marks Washington's second-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance and its first since 1998...
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Game 7 swung on the unlikely stick of Andre Burakovsky

2 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

It's been an up-and-down season for Andre Burakovsky but the Eastern Conference finals ended on a decidedly upward trajectory for one of Washington's top young players.
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The Capitals, a franchise steeped in heartbreak, finally revel in a Game 7 victory

2 monthes ago   |   By Washingtonpost

The Capitals had played 3,695 games, the most significant of which have mostly provided pain, before Wednesday night's victory. It was worth the wait.
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Alex Ovechkin overcome with emotion of first Stanley Cup Final trip: 'It's unbelievable'

Alex Ovechkin overcome with emotion of first Stanley Cup Final trip: 'It's unbelievable'

2 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

In his 13th NHL season, Alex Ovechkin is finally going to the Stanley Cup Final. He was so emotional following Wednesday's Game 7 victory he could hardly speak.
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Capitals finish off Lightning in Game 7: 3 takeaways

2 monthes ago   |   By FanSided

A 4-0 victory for the Washington Capitals in Game 7 push them past the Tampa Bay Lightning and into the Stanley Cup Final. The Washington Capitals are heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era following their 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7. It...
Capitals finish off Lightning in Game 7: 3 takeaways - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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NHL playoffs 2018: Final bracket after Capitals beat Lightning

2 monthes ago   |   By FanSided

The Washington Capitals shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second game in a row in Game 7, catapulting themselves into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era. Welcome to the unlikeliest Stanley Cup Final you ever did see. In the West, we have the expansion Vegas Golden...
NHL playoffs 2018: Final bracket after Capitals beat Lightning - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 300+ Sites
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Anton Stralman on ECF: I don't know that we put 60 minutes together in any game

Anton Stralman on ECF: I don't know that we put 60 minutes together in any game

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman discusses coming up short in Game 7 against the Capitals on Wednesday night and the team's struggles to put complete games together during the Eastern Conference Final.
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Dan Girardi says Lightning were never able to find momentum in Game 7

Dan Girardi says Lightning were never able to find momentum in Game 7

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi says the team couldn't capitalize on a couple of bounces and was never able to get momentum against the Washington Capitals in Game 7.
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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

Capitals win Game 7, advance to Stanley Cup Final for first time since 1998
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Brian Engblom on Capitals' quickness, toughness against Lightning

Brian Engblom on Capitals' quickness, toughness against Lightning

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

FOX Sports Sun analyst Brian Engblom says the Tampa Bay Lightning were bested by the Washington Capitals' combination of size, strength and quickness after the Bolts dropped Game 7 on Wednesday night.
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Steven Stamkos: We worked so hard these 3 rounds, and now it's over

Steven Stamkos: We worked so hard these 3 rounds, and now it's over

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

A dejected and disappointed Steven Stamkos reflects on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game 7 loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, saying the reality of not playing any more hockey hasn't really set in yet.
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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

2 monthes ago   |   By KSL

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.
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Ovechkin and Capitals finally break through to reach Stanley Cup final

Ovechkin and Capitals finally break through to reach Stanley Cup final

2 monthes ago   |   By CBC

The Washington Capitals are heading to the Stanley Cup final. Washington downed the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
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Lightning dominated by Capitals in season-ending Game 7 loss

Lightning dominated by Capitals in season-ending Game 7 loss

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

FOX Sports Sun's Bobby "The Chief" Taylor examines how the Tampa Bay Lightning were handled by the Washington Capitals in Wednesday's Game 7 loss that brought an end to their season.
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