Sorry if this has been said, but those Connolly and Backstrom goals were the first the Caps have ever scored in the first period of a SCF game. Though the Golden Knights had the long layoff of a week, they controlled play early and Washington didnt get its first shot until 5:38 into the game.
Nosek's victor at 9:44 of the final period came after Vegas defenceman Shea Theodore moved down the boards and put his wide-open teammate's second goal of the playoffs on a silver platter at the side of Holtby's net. "When you watch it on replay and see how hard he hits Marchessault, it should have been a major penalty", said Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant.
In many ways, the Golden Knights' story is even more stunning than the 1968 St. Louis Blues' trip to the finals. I will look for the Golden Knights to again feed off their home crowd, while Fleury has a better game than he did in the opener as they head to Washington with a 2seriesres lead and the clincher is the fact that the Golden Knights are 16-1 in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to pick up his 75th career playoff victory, just two behind Mike Vernon for seventh on the all-time list.
Neither team was the favorite to get this far. But the bottom line is we won the game so we're going to be a lot happier than they are. We need to be faster in the defensive zone.
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Tomas Nosek scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and then added an empty netter as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. "For us, you just saw guys expand their roles and be able to become players in this league that we all thought we could be". He now has three goals in the postseason.
Harper was a Chicago Blackhawks fan growing up and he supported the Capitals after being drafted by the Nationals, but he pledged his NHL allegiance to the Golden Knights - Las Vegas's first major professional sports team - before the season. They trailed the game twice before coming up with three goals in the 3rd period to walk away with the win.
Rebounds have continued to haunt Holtby, who fell to 12-7 in the playoffs.
A minute and 10 seconds into the third period, Washington's Tom Wilson deflected an Alex Ovechkin shot that Fleury appeared to kick into his own net to make it 4-3 for the Capitals. The lead lasted a little over a minute before Ryan Reaves tied the game at four at the 2:41 mark. It's just all for the Vegas Golden Knights.
"And the horn sounds, and that takes care of the first!"
Both sides are chasing their maiden Cup titles, with Vegas in the championship series in their first season. San Jose gave them a six-game run, but Vegas never trailed in the series and outscored the Sharks 22-14.