WASHINGTON (WUSA9)-- The Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights were not predicted to be in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

That's what made the series so exciting.

This was the inaugural season for Vegas and they made it the furthest that any other inaugural NHL team had ever made it.

Even though the Caps were the ones that pulled out the victory and brought the Stanley Cup to D.C. for the first time in franchise history, they still understood the weight of the Golden Knights success.

Tuesday morning in the Vegas Review Journal there was a full page ad bought by the Capitals congratulating Vegas on their season.

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This is definitely something that you don't see every day, and this speaks to the Caps character as a team.

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