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Caps finally seal return berth in Stanley Cup final

TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around, and set it back down on a table.

The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after blanking the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 last night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final—a victory that sent Washington to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years.