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This is what the world was like the last time the Capitals made the Stanley Cup Final

What a time to be alive.

The Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since the 97-98 season and it just feels ... weird. I mean, if you’re a DC sports fan then I’m really happy for you. It just feels like something is cosmically off to see the Caps in the Stanley Cup Final. It’s like seeing a Muppet’s legs.

Nonetheless, it’s a time of celebration and reflection on the simple things — like how damn long 20 years actually is.

I mean ... look at Britney and Justin.

Or what the Washington Post looked like when the Caps made the cup last time.

But here are some more fun facts from 1998.

  • Armageddon was the highest-grossing film of the year.
  • The soundtrack for Titanic was the best-selling album.
  • Master P played for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA preseason.
  • Jaromir Jagr led the NHL with 102 points.
  • The Nokia 5110 was the hottest cell phone in the world.
  • Jayson Tatum and Markelle Fultz were born.
  • Cleveland had not experienced pain, as the Browns didn’t exist.
  • Lloyd Bridges, star of City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold dies.
  • The investigation into Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinski begins.
  • Red Bull appears in the U.S. for the first time.
  • The Capitals make the Stanley Cup Final.

What a time to be alive.