The Golden Knights made it interesting in the third period with goals by James Neal and Reilly Smith, but Washington quickly put it away in the minutes thereafter.
Add in Ovechkin's successor as the team's star, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and T.J. Oshie, and it's easy to see why the Capitals had so much regular-season success.
After Vegas won the opener, the Capitals capped their four-game surge by rallying from a third-period deficit in Game 5, banishing so many years of playoff failure with big goals and tenacious play across their lineup. Marc-Andre Fleury, meanwhile, had another so-so performance in allowing four goals on 33 shots.
It is the first championship for the Capitals, who began play in 1974.
According to oddsmakers, the Golden Knights are a -145 favorite on the moneyline.
European Union plots counterstrike to American tariffs The US today announced the end of exemption on steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from European Union, Canada and Mexico . America, however, claims its tariffs are in the name of national security and that retaliation is therefore unjustified.
Vegas then took its first lead of the game with the power play goal by Smith with only 29 seconds left in the period. It's the first time in the series Metro trains will run late for a game outside Washington.
The spectacular individual effort tied the game 3-3 with just over 10 minutes to play in the game. Now, he doesn't have to carry the burden of being the best player never to win a title. Based on the series so far that has been the Capitals.
When the game went final, it looked a little something like this.
"I can't tell what's going to happen [Thursday], but I can tell you you're going to need your best game if you want to get this done".
Puck drops: 5 p.m. Smith scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, firing in a shot into a wide-open left side of the net off a crossing pass by Alex Tuch.
Serena Williams sets up 4th round showdown with Sharapova
Two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova saw her dreams of victory in Paris ended by a fantastic display by Anett Kontaveit . Sharapova quickly dispatched of Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1 in her round of 32 matchup Saturday on Court Philippe Chatrier.
James has carried Cavaliers as far as he can
Iguodala, the 2015 finals MVP, scored eight points and made one steal in 22 minutes, but his impact went beyond those numbers. James historic night was put in jeopardy in the second quarter when he turned his right ankle on a drive to the basket.
Serena Withdraws From Sharapova Showdown Due To Injury
Despite playing just four matches in 2018 before Roland Garros, Williams played doubles in Paris with sister Venus. It was in Melbourne that Sharapova tested positive for meldonium after which she served a 15-month doping ban.
Portugal vs. Algeria - Football Match Report
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo set up one goal and had another disallowed against Algeria on Friday. Portugal will begin its World Cup campaign against Iberian rival Spain on June 15 in Sochi.