They finally did it! The Washington Capitals have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals. Twenty long agonizing years for Caps fans filled with immense promise and expectation (full disclosure: die-hard Caps fan). The realization has yet to sink in for me, but come Monday night, the Capitals will play their first Stanley Cup game since 1998 (Editor’s note: die-hard Red Wings fan here. Sorry we beat you in ’98 and caused your lifelong misery). Storylines abound for this Cup Final: Ovechkin and Backstrom finally getting to the Finals. GMGM somehow getting an expansion Vegas Golden Knights team to the ultimate stage for a chance at Lord Stanley, something he failed to do with a loaded Washington Capitals roster for years. And “The Flower”, Marc-Andre Fleury, getting to showcase the huge mistake the Penguins made by letting him go.