Twitter reacts to Capitals, Ovechkin winning first ever Stanley Cup
One thing we knew entering the Stanley Cup Finals was that the outcome would yield the first Cup victory for either franchise. This time around, it’s the team that’s been waiting much longer to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup that prevailed.
The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history — a history that began in 1974 — when they beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They won the series in five games, a big turnaround from the last time they made the Cup Finals and got swept by the Red Wings in 1998.
Alex Ovechkin, who has been a star for the franchise for 13 seasons, finally got the monkey off his back with his first Stanley Cup win.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the huge sports moment:
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) June 8, 2018
Happy for @ovi8 Well deserved
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 8, 2018
I am saddened that I can’t crack jokes about the Washington Nationals choking in the playoffs anymore. Happy for Ovi tho CC: @DavidCovucci
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 8, 2018
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 8, 2018
The Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup! I have watched this team since 1988 and never thought this would happen. Really cool
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) June 8, 2018
I you DC. Forever and ever.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 8, 2018
June 8, 1972: Washington is awarded an NHL franchise
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 8, 2018
The 44-year wait is over, a Stanley Cup banner will hang in the rafters of Capital One Arena next fall. Alex Ovechkin deservedly is a Stanley Cup champion.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 8, 2018
Ovechkin celebrating a championship in Las Vegas? Please let there be cameras following him
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 8, 2018