Stanley Cup Final 2018: Capitals vs. Golden Knights Result, Updated Schedule

Stanley Cup Final 2018: Capitals vs. Golden Knights Result, Updated Schedule

Ryan Reaves scored arguably the most significant goal in the Vegas Golden Knights' 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.

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The Golden Knights said the clues will be revealed on the team's Twitter account starting in the afternoon. Goaltender Braden Holtby wasn't the first-round starter but seized the job and shut out the Lightning over the last 159 minutes and 27 seconds of the East final. The Golden Knights, resilient as ever, knotted the game at two goals apiece on William Karlsson's goal just before the first intermission.

The 200 lucky full-time employees came from almost all of Monumental's departments, with priority given to those who work most directly with the Capitals affairs and based on seniority. The Golden Knights continued to be the league's best attraction, heading into contests and during them, and they grabbed a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals as a result. "Three more and I'll be more excited for sure".

Holtby was beaten for five goals, with the sixth being an empty-net tally from Tomas Nosek late in the third period.

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But Vegas came right back 1:31 later when Reaves, who scored the series clincher in the Western Conference final against the Winnipeg Jets, banged home his second.

While the top lines contributed in some fashion, the offensive production in Game 1 primarily came from role players, like Vegas' Nosek, who finished off the victory with a pair of third-period goals. I was probably the same as everybody else - 'We'll see how they do after 10 or 15 games after the excitement has worn off, or if we're for real.' And then damn if it doesn't keep going. "Even going out for warmups, usually you take a look at all the pucks so you don't fall on them, but I looked up and everybody was in the building already".

Carlson almost made it 4-3 on a power play later in the period, but Fleury got the shaft of his stick on the puck before it caromed off the part of the net where post meets crossbar.

The Knights opened the scoring through Miller but their rivals took a 2-1 lead with two goals in 42 seconds from Connolly and Backstrom. Holtby stood strong between the pipes, but eventually surrendered the game to the Golden Knights. The Vegas Golden Knights followed up with quite a show themselves, which has also been the norm this spring.

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