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The Washington Capitals and the Las Vegas Golden Knights have made it to 2017-18 Stanley Cup finals. Neither team has won a Stanley cup final game before. Of all the NHL players in the 2018 Finals game 1, how many have won at least one game in a Stanley Cup Final game before?

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  • @PhilipKendall That's a great answer two days after this question was posted. You could copy and paste summary points into an answer here. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jun 2 '18 at 18:40
  • It's not actually your question as 538's is how many players have played in a Stanley Cup Final game whereas yours is how many have won a Stanley Cup Final game. – Philip Kendall Jun 2 '18 at 20:48
  • @PhilipKendall The reason I narrowed my question is I knew Washington got swept by Detroit the only time they were in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their franchise history. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jun 2 '18 at 20:50
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Brooks Orpik playing for Washington Capitals won Stanley Cup in 2009 with Pittsburgh Penguins.

Vegas goaltender Marc-André Fleury won three Stanley Cups - also with Penguins - in 2009, 2016 and 2017.

Both Orpik and Fleury also played in 2008, where Penguins lost to Detroit Red Wings.

In the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, James Neal played for Nashville Predators, Predators lost the series to Penguins 2-4. He also currently plays for Vegas Golden Knights.

This should be all players with previous Stanley Cup final appearances from the rosters of the the two finalists according to sources below and also according to the Wikipedia article 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. (Here is link to the current revision. Notice the column "Finals appearance" in the section Team rosters.)

  • So the answer is three players have won in a Stanley Cup Final Game before (but necessarily won the cup): Orpik, Fluery and Neal? The other 50-odd players are looking for first win. (As of this time it's half that because Vegas won last night). Is this low number history making? – WinEunuuchs2Unix May 30 '18 at 1:20

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