For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. That's all well and good, but it was far from the only first to come out of Thursday night.
- Jay Beagle became the first player ever to win a championship in the ECHL, the AHL, and the NHL.
While it may seem like a very unlikely thing to happen, it's crazy that it has NEVER happened to this point.
- Lars Eller becomes the first Dane player to win a Stanley Cup
Pretty impressive, and he becomes the first in what is a growing Danish contingent in the NHL. This includes Frans Nielsen, Mikkel Boedker, Frederik Andersen, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jannik Hansen, and Oliver Bjorkstrand.
- Nathan Walker becomes the first Australian to win a Stanley Cup
He's the first Australian in the league, so it's not like he was up against the wall, but if more Aussies decide to lace up the skates they'll be trying to fill some Championship shoes.