Capitals Fan in Finland Goes Crazy After Lars Eller’s Game-Winning Goal

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At the beginning of the Stanley Cup playoffs, NoVa Caps introduced you to Saku Pienimaki from Finland. Over the course of the playoff he has sent us videos of his reaction to big Washington Capitals goals. His latest one included his reaction to Lars Eller’s game winning goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

From Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime winner last year against Pittsburgh.

From Evgeny Kuznetsov’s overtime winner this season to defeat the Penguins.

Eller’s goal is the biggest goal in Capitals history as the team went on to capture their first Stanley Cup. Off of a Brett Connolly shot, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury thought he had the puck stopped. Little did he know the puck was right behind him and Eller made him pay.

Whether you were in Las Vegas or in D.C. thousands of Capitals fans went wild. But no one went crazier than Pienimaki. At first, like many others. he thought Connolly had the goal but then found out it was indeed Eller who knocked it in.

Translation:

“Connolly! Connolly! Connolly! Connolly! 4-3! Connolly! Connolly! Connolly strikes! Game is 4-3! Eight minutes! Eight minutes left! Eight minutes left! Amazing team! Eight minutes left! Eller or who does it? Doesn’t matter! Eller!”

After the game, Eller said that he will donate his stick from the game-winner to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

By Michael Marzzacco

This party might take a while. Enjoy it Caps Nation! (📸 @capitals)

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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One Response to Capitals Fan in Finland Goes Crazy After Lars Eller’s Game-Winning Goal

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