Justin Williams

First Stanley Cup means long-suffering Capitals fans need not suffer any longer

First Stanley Cup means long-suffering Capitals fans need not suffer any longer

There are moments in the experience of a long-suffering fan when the word “never” feels like a promise.

The Washington Capitals’ base can understand this as well as anyone in this region, making what transpired Thursday night that much sweeter.

After 44 seasons, 30-plus of which I’ve experienced among their lifelong fans, the Capitals finally found themselves hoisting the greatest trophy in all of sports — the Stanley Cup.

Having grown up in Laurel and never lived outside the Baltimore-Washington area, I’ve worked in this industry for nearly two decades. And while you have to love sports to do this job, you have to leave most of your fandom behind. “No cheering in the...

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