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'The Simpsons' predicted Stanley Cup would end up in Las Vegas

Trophy made cameo appearance in episode that aired in 1999

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The Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from history. They're also four wins from making "The Simpsons" prophets yet again.

An image of the Stanley Cup was drawn into the background of a season 10 episode of the long-running animated series titled "Viva Ned Flanders." In the episode, Homer Simpson and his goody two shoes neighbor Ned Flanders spend a wild night in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of their partying, the Stanley Cup somehow made it to their messy hotel room.

Tweet from @cotsonika: In 1999, before ���The Hangover��� and the Golden Knights, Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders had the Stanley Cup in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/dnm1ucNtCt

Show creator Matt Groening and his team of writers have been credited with a slew of successful predictions in society and pop culture. Golden Knights defenseman Luca Sbisa has only one explanation for it.

"Apparently, Matt Groening knows a guy or is a guy who has time travel," Sbisa said. "I saw this video [online], and there's proof after proof that somebody [time-traveled]."

Now, we're sure the Cup has been to Vegas many times in the past, but the Golden Knights can prove "The Simpsons" correct again and make Vegas its official home city for a full year by beating the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final. 

"I don't want to read too much into it," Sbisa said. "But I like where their head is at."

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