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|LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights (all times local):8:05 p.m.The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup championship
, beating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.Lars Eller scored with 7:37 left, giving the Capitals a 4-3 lead and they hung on after Vegas pulled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the extra skater.It is the first championship for the Capitals, who began play in 1974.The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence.—7:50 p.m.Washington has moved a big step toward its first Stanley Cup.Lars Eller scored with 7:37 left, giving the Capitals a 4-3 lead against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.Washington went into the third trailing 3-2 and went ahead after Devante Smith-Pelly and Eller scored 2:31 apart midway through the final period.The Capitals are up 3-1 in the series, a win away from their first NHL championship in franchise history.—7:45 p.m.Devante Smith-Pelly has pulled Washington into a 3-3 tie with Vegas midway through the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.Brooks Orpik sent the puck toward the net, it went off Smith-Pelly’s left skate to help him corral it and he sent a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury as he fell to the ice.Smith-Pelly has seven goals this postseason, matching his total during the regular seasons. He was relegated to signing a two-way contract with the Capitals entering the season and earned a spot in the lineup 75 times during the regular season. He scored in Game 4, too, also collecting the puck off a skate before his shot.Washington has a 3-1 series lead and is looking for its first Stanley Cup championship. If Vegas holds on, Game 6 in Washington will be Sunday night.—7:25 p.m.The Vegas Golden Knights are 10-0 this postseason when leading after two periods, as they do 3-2 against Washington in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.The Capitals have lost four of the six games they’ve played this postseason when trailing after the second period.Washington has a 3-1 series lead and is looking for its first Stanley Cup championship.
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