Two years ago, on June 8, 2018, Washington D.C. was waking up as a championship city. The night before in Las Vegas, the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights to win the final series four games to one and claim the Stanley Cup.
“We never went to bed,” said Capitals radio announcer John Walton. “It was an extraordinary time. I still remember going into the arena before the morning skate of Game Five and thinking we could actually win the Stanley Cup tonight in this building, and how unbelievable that would be for all of the Capitals fans that had been through so much in past playoffs.”