Cool video shows Caps fans celebrating Ovechkin’s Game 7 goal
Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals was played in Tampa, but the Washington Capitals’ home arena still had a raucous atmosphere.
The Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning met on Wednesday in a winner-take-all game for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Late in the first period, Alexander Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Back in Washington at Capital One Arena, fans watching the game went crazy.
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With 8:59 remaining in the second period, Andre Burakovsky put the Capitals up 2-0. The crowd in Washington erupted once again.
CAPITAL ONE ARENA REACTION TO GOAL #2. pic.twitter.com/o2GhrDdQml
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The Capitals have one Stanley Cup Finals appearance in their franchise history, in 1998. The Lightning have made two trips to the finals, winning it all in 2004. With such a long absence, you can understand why Caps fans would be so pumped.