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Hear Capitals' first Stanley Cup win called by veteran radio voice Walton

Broadcaster let loose after victory that was long time coming for fans @NHLdotcom

Walton calls Caps winning the Cup

WSH@VGK, Gm5: Walton rejoices for Caps' first Cup win

Cup Final, Gm5: Listen in to the radio call from John Walton as the clock hits zero on Game 5 and the Capitals claim their first Stanley Cup

  • 03:07 •

There was less than one full second left in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, but Washington Capitals radio broadcaster John Walton could barely contain himself.

With forward Lars Eller about to take the faceoff, Walton's voice was already rising in volume as he was about to make the call the franchise has waited to hear for 43 seasons.


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"It's not a dream! It's not a desert mirage! It's Lord Stanley and he is coming to Washington!" Walton exclaimed as the Capitals players celebrated on the ice at T-Mobile Arena.

Walton's call was on the money for listeners who had suffered through years of early exits, especially recenlty. The veteran broadcaster even got a chance to lift the Cup himself.

Tweet from @WaltonCaps: I can die happy. It���s everything I thought it would be.

Walton also shared a picture of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

Tweet from @WaltonCaps: Me and the Captain. So happy for him tonight. And all of us.

For the entire Capitals organization, this one was definitely worth the wait.

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