Alex Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion at last.
The Washington Capitals captain won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after leading his team with 15 goals this postseason. Ovechkin also had 12 assists to finish second on his team with 27 points. Ten of Ovechkin's goals came on the road.
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after finishing off the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in five games. Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period in Thursday night's Game 5, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Washington ended up winning 4-3 on a late third-period goal by Lars Eller.