For the first time in 20 years, the Capitals are headed to the Stanley Cup Final

For the first time ever, they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights there. 

The connections between the Caps and Golden Knights are everywhere.

George McPhee, the GM who brought the Caps to the finals in 1998, is at the helm for the Golden Knights now.

Nate Schmidt, a fan-favorite while in D.C., plays for Vegas, too. How else does D.C. and Vegas stack up?

We've compiled a useful list for you.

Washington D.C. vs. Vegas Tale of the Tape:

NHL Playoff Appearances: 28 (WAS) | 1 (VGK)

Stanley Cup Final Appearances: 1 (WAS) | 0 (VGK)

Stanley Cup Championships: 0 (WAS) | 0 (VGK)

Most Famous Celebrity: Dave Chappelle (WAS) | Jimmy Kimmel (VGK)

Most Famous Monument: The Washington Monument (WAS) | The Strip (VGK)

City Population: 693,972 (WAS) | 632,912  (VGK)

Best Song About The City: Mambo Sauce, "Welcome to D.C." (WAS) |Elvis Presley, "Viva Las Vegas" (VGK) 

Famous Zoo Animals: Giant Pandas (WAS) | None, Ha (VGK)

Biggest Gamble: Using the Metro when you need to get somewhere urgently (WAS) | The Venetian (VGK)

Biggest Draw: All the museums are free (WAS) | Literally any casino (VFK)

Most Impressive Dam System:  Tidewater Lock (WAS) | Hoover Dam (VGK) (it counts) 

Animals Native to Area: Eastern Gray Squirrel (WAS) | Desert bighorn sheep (VGK) 


City's Nickname: Chocolate City (WAS) | Sin City (VGK) 

The Capitals vs. Golden Knights 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final series gets started with Game 1 on Monday, May 27th at 8:00 p.m. on NBC Sports. (Channel Finder)