Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. After striving through 13 of his franchise's 43 seasons, the Russian superstar and the long-suffering Capitals are sitting on top of hockey for the very first time. Check out these photos from the historic game.
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Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals is presented the Stanley Cup by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after his team defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is presented with the Stanley Cup.
Craig Campbell, left, and Phil Pritchard, the keepers of the Stanley Cup, bring the trophy onto the ice after Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. The Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3.
Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals tends the goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period in Game Five.
Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals stops a shot against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game Five.
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by his teammates T.J. Oshie #77 and John Carlson #74 after scoring a second-period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five.
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his team defeating the Vegas Golden Knights.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman presents the Stanley Cup to the Washington Capitals.
Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals hoists the Stanley Cup into the air.
Chandler Stephenson #18 gives the Stanley Cup a kiss.