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Devils in the Details - 6/8/18: Caps Edition

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2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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Alex Ovechkin, the best player who hadn’t, finally has it. With a win in Game 5 over the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup Final to claim hockey’s finest trophy and an NHL championship. Congrats to the Caps on their first time claiming the Stanley Cup. [TSN]

To Vegas fans? Welcome to the utter heartbreak that is the playoffs. Still, congrats to the Golden Knights on an impressive inaugural season. [PHT]

Ovechkin, who tallied 15 goals and 12 assists in 24 playoff games, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. [TSN]

An emotional T.J. Oshie talks about winning the Stanley Cup, and about his father, who has Alzheimer’s, being there to share a special memory with his son. [NHL]

About a year ago, the Devils were buying out Devante Smith-Pelly’s contract. Now, he’s a Stanley Cup champion and was a key contributor in the Caps’ playoff run. [NHL]

Now on to the really interesting part of the year: the offseason. It has begun. So what happens to John Carlson? Does he stay with the Caps after an impressive postseason? Does he get paaaaaaid on the open market? [NHL]

While he’s not signed to a contract for next season, it seems pretty likely that the Caps are going to want head coach Barry Trotz back. [PHT]

And the first buyout window begins next week:

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