Caps on cusp of Cup after Washington takes 3-1 series lead in Stanley Cup Final

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 00:10:10-04

T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals scores a first-period goal. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – One from done.

With one more victory, the Washington Capitals can put an end to a long title drought for D.C. sports teams.

Monday, the Capitals used a three-goal barrage in the first period to blast the Vegas Golden Knights, 6-2 in game four of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final. The Caps lead the best of seven series three games to one.

The Capitals are one victory away from delivering D.C.’s first championship in a major sport since the Redskins won Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by his teammates. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly scored Washington’s three first period goals. The Caps went up 4-0 on a John Carlson goal 15:23 into the second period.

The Stanley Cup Final returns to Las Vegas for Thurday’s game five. Puck drops at 8:00 p.m.