The Washington Capitals' ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays fell in Game 7 of the Kelly Cup Finals Sunday in a 6-1 loss to the Allen Americans. Allen took a 6-0 lead before South Carolina finally got on the scoresheet in the third period.
Andrew Rowe had the lone goal for South Carolina.
It was a lopsided finish to what was a close series that included two overtime games and saw the series tied at two games apiece after four. The Stingrays won Game 1 and 3, but saw Allen win Games 4 and 5 in overtime. South Carolina forced a Game 7 with a 4-1 win in Game 6 at home. That would be as close as they would come to winning their fourth Kelly Cup.
Capitals' prospect Caleb Herbert finished the playoffs with three goals and eleven assists in 27 playoff games.
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Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Washington Capitals!
It's not hard to picture your favorite athletes as superheroes. What the Caps are able to do on the ice seems almost superhuman at times.
Heck, they even have uniforms!
SEE EVERY CAPITALS PLAYER'S SUPERHERO CHARACTER HERE
But the similarities don't just end with the physical attributes and abilities. When you begin to really think about each player, you can see a lot of similarities between each of them and some well-known superheroes.
If each Caps player was a superhero, which one would they be? Check out each player's superhero character here.
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Friday featured Dmitry Orlov and his jam-packed schedule with the coveted Stanley Cup.
The 27-year-old native of Russia decided to take the Cup to Novokuznetsk (located in the southwest region of Siberia) for a meet and greet with fans by the Ferris wheel at Gagarin City Park.
It should be mentioned that Orlov's day with the trophy was nearly derailed after a travel glitch that sent the Cup to Novosibirsk instead of his hometown.
Thanks to the ultimate assist from a helicopter, the Cup arrived in style and set up one memorable entrance for the defenseman.
Orlov released this hype video which highlights his entire day on Instagram:
Дорогие друзья! Огромное спасибо, что разделили с нами наш праздник! Для нас это значимое и большое событие! Ещё раз приносим искренние извинения за задержку с кубком! И спасибо за понимание, мы старались сделать все максимально быстро! Спасибо за тёплый приём! Нашим родным, друзьям, тренерам, отдельная благодарность! Вы сделали наш праздник, наш день! Мы никогда не забудем этот праздник! P.S. Лена @govor_elena , тебе и твоим родным, отдельная благодарность, если бы не ваша помощь, то не известно когда бы кубок был в Новокузнецке!
Talk about a banner weekend for the Washington Capitals. The Ovechkins welcomed their new son, Sergei Aleksandrovich, into the world and Orlov pulled off yet another spectacular day with the Cup.
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