Minnesota natives Oshie, Niskanen, Boyd, Gersich win Stanley Cup with Washington Capitals

T.J. Oshie, Matt Niskanen, Travis Boyd and Shane Gersich.
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For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup champions, defeating the upstart Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 Thursday night. 

It marks the end of the greatest season in Capitals history along with sealing Alexander Ovechkin's legacy as one of the all-time NHL greats. 

It's also a championship for four Minnesota natives. 

  • T.J. Oshie, Warroad
  • Matt Niskanen, Virginia
  • Shane Gersich, Chaska
  • Travis Boyd, Hopkins

It's the first Stanley Cup for all four. 

Oshie and Gersich played their college hockey at North Dakota, Niskanen played for Minnesota-Duluth and Boyd was a Gopher. 

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