LAS VEGAS -- Basking in the glow of the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in their 43-season history Thursday, owner Ted Leonsis kept bringing the conversation back to the city his team represents.
"I can't overstress how important delivering this to Washington, D.C. is," Leonsis said following the Cup-clinching 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "Washington, D.C. gets a bad reputation, or a different reputation, and this is so good. There's nothing negative about this. It's only uplifting and I'm proud to have been able to do this for our community."