LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions.

Washington downed the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday to take the Cup final in five games.

The victory marks the first title for the Capitals in their 43-year history, and also the first for captain Alex Oveckhin and head coach Barry Trotz.

The Capitals dropped Game 1 before winning four in a row to take the Cup final.

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