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FTB: The NHL Stanley Cup Final is set

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Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will get their chance against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

Alex Ovechkin finally did it. The Capitals defeated the Lightning and are going tot he Stanley Cup Final against the Golden Knights.

Lightning go out with a whimper as Capitals eliminate them 4-0 in Game 7 - Raw Charge
Tampa Bay dominated play for long stretches of time, but it wasn’t good enough as Washington capitalized on their opportunities to eliminate the Lightning.

Now the fun begins. Can the Golden Knights roll over the Capitals they way they have every other team?

Game 1 is in Vegas on Monday at 8:00 pm.

ICYMI

The Marlies trounced the Phantoms last night, taking a 5-0 lead in the series.

Lehigh Valley Phantoms go down kicking and screaming - Hardev
At this rate, the Marlies should face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley cup Final.

The Phantoms all-star goalie Alex Lyon screwed them when he was actually ejected from the game and given a misconduct for kicking Mason Marchment. They had to bring in backup goalie Dustin Tokarski, which is a name you probably haven’t heard for a long time.

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