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Caps' potential Stanley Cup-clinching win falls on day Bullets won NBA title 40 years ago

The Washington Capitals potential Stanley Cup win falls on the same day the Washington Bullets won the NBA title 40 years ago. (Photos courtesy of the AP)

The Capitals are on the cusp of winning their first Stanley Cup championship with a win in Game 5 Thursday night.

That possible feat would happen on the same day the Washington Bullets won their first NBA championship on June 7, 1978.

The Caps took a commanding 3-1 series lead with a dominating 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights Monday night in Game 4.

Game 5 is in Las Vegas as the Caps look to close out the Golden Knights in their house to hoist the Stanley Cup trophy.


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