The Capitals try to close out the Stanley Cup on Thursday

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SBNation.com—Updates will follow here throughout Game 5. Watch on NBC. The Capitals will win the first Stanley Cup in their 43-year history if they win another game against the Golden Knights. Their first crack is Thursday night in Las Vegas. Washington takes a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 of this Cup Final. The puck drops at T-Mobile Arena shortly after 8 p.m. ET. You can watch or stream the game on NBC in the United States, with commentators Doc Emrick, Ed Olczyk, and Pierre McGuire. In Canada, the game...

How the Capitals' many close calls added up to a big Stanley Cup victory. For the snakebitten expansion Golden Knights, a bunch of near-misses added up to one big defeat to the Washington Capitals First thing’s first: The Las Vegas Golden Knights were close. No Stanley Cup final series can be reduced to mere millimeters, but when so many small distances conspire to create such a large difference, it’s difficult not to notice them. The most obvious was The Save – Washington Capitals’ goaltender Braden Holtby’s sprawling stick stop against Alex Tuch with two minutes...