For the first time in their 43-year history, the Washington Capitols have won the NHL Championship, beating the upstart expansion Vegas Golden Knights last night, 4-3.
Andre Burakovsky — who had 9:38 of ice time — assisted on the game-winner by Lars Eller at 12:53 in the third period. It was his fourth assist in the championship round, whiuch Washington won, four games to one.
There’s still a question as to his Jewish identity. He has said he was not, but the Jewish Sports Review maintains he is. Robert Wechsler sent me this email regarding Jews on Stanley Cup-winning teams:
If we’re accepting Burakovsky as Jewish …
Sam Rothschild — 1926 Montreal MaroonsAlex Levinsky — 1932 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1938 Chicago Black HawksLarry Zeidel — 1952 Detroit Red WingsMathieu Schneider — 1993 Montreal CanadiensMike Hartman — 1994 New York RangersAndre Burakovsky — 2018 Washington CapitalsCOACHCecil Hart — 1930 and 1931 Montreal Canadiens