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Washington Capitals on verge of Stanley Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

08 June, 2018, 07:00 | Author: Tommie Newton
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Neal scored 5:43 into the third period. Fleury, then in net for the Pittsburgh Penguins, responded with a shutout that ended the Capitals' season and got his team closer to its second straight title. The Real Deal blinked at a gaping cage just minutes after puck drop and fired it off the post, with Braden Holtby somehow scrambling to put a paddle on it after it clanked out.

Kuznetsov was a game-time decision with an apparent left arm injury resulting from a hit from Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb that caused him to leave Game 2.

Smith added another with 7:35 left in the game, but Michal Kempny answered with a goal little more than minute later to restore a three-goal lead.

Barring a comeback of historic proportions - an unlikely occurrence after being outscored 12-5 over the past three games - the Golden Knights will always remember this series for "The Stick" and "The Post". Vegas only forced 21 saves out of Holtby.

Washington lost the opener 6-4 in Vegas before rebounding to win 3-2 on Wednesday.

After splitting a pair of games in Las Vegas, the Capitals are preparing to host the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 20 years.

Needing deals as RFAs will be winger Tom Wilson, who is in for a substantial raise from his $2-million salary, as well as winger Devante Smith-Pelly, centre Travis Boyd, defenceman Madison Bowey and Philipp Grubauer, Washington's goalie of the future.

There hasn't been almost enough of it against a resilient Capitals team that is riding a wave of emotion and starting to dream of hoisting the Cup. He knows all about the plastic rats in Florida, the octopi in Detroit and the catfish in Nashville. I take it all back. The following game is Thursday at T-Mobile Arena. The Capitals beat the Golden Knights 3-1.

Without tickets to Game 4, Merritt only hopes someone else follows his lead.

Former Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk was given a hero's welcome when he came back to the motherland two years ago. Humboldt Broncos forward Kaleb Dahlgren was also on hand.

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The Vegas Golden Knights have long embraced their status as unheralded underdogs, from their very first game as an National Hockey League expansion team in October through their stunning dismantling of Winnipeg in the Western Conference Final. "When he's confident, he's making saves where even when they're real tough opportunities, he makes it look relatively easy and he nearly does it with, I hate to use the word cocky, but there's nearly a cockiness to the way he makes a save". Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn't been the monster he was through the first three rounds.

What Kuznetsov is doing now is exactly what Golden Knights GM George McPhee envisioned when selecting him 26th overall in 2010. "It's probably a different game after that I had a wide-open net, and then I just hit the post". They made every game a coin flip with tight, Dale Hunter hockey.

Brooks Orpik went 824 days between goals before scoring the victor in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Golden Knights are starting Tomas Tatar in place of David Perron, who was scratched. In 14 career games against Washington, the Slovak forward has 9 points, including multi-goal games in both of his matchups with the Caps this season.

The atmosphere was electric before the game.

That difficulty wears on a team, and Trotz said it's noticeable when an opponent tries to change its game and manage the puck differently to counterbalance the trap.

"I did have it removed from the agenda", Sisolak told the Las Vegas Sun.

"The Department of Public Works did not consult with the team or have any dialogue with the team whatsoever before adding this item to the County Meeting agenda", the Golden Knights said in a statement.

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