Vegas Golden Knights shine in thrilling Stanley Cup Finals opener

Vegas Golden Knights shine in thrilling Stanley Cup Finals opener

They're deep - they've scored an average of 3.47 goals per game and allowed 2.47- and they can be physical, potentially an asset.

The Vegas Golden Knights won Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final 6-4 over the Washington Capitals on Monday night in T-Mobile Arena.

Strangely enough, none of the 10 goals came off the stick of Alex Ovechkin, who only had two shots on net, though he did have an assist in the game.

Nicklas Backstrom, with a goal and an assist, Brett Connolly, John Carlson and Tom Wilson replied for the Capitals. Vegas got three goals from its fourth line, all in the third period.

The Washington Nationals outfielder and Las Vegas native admitted that he wants to see the Golden Knights win it all, and he even hopes to be at Game 4 in D.C. wearing Vegas gear.

The Golden Knights, who relied on a roster mostly composed of National Hockey League castoffs selected in an expansion draft before the season, amassed a 51-24-7 record during the regular season.

Vegas Golden Knights shine in thrilling Stanley Cup Finals opener

But Chance, never one to be upstaged, found his own killer Vegas-themed vehicle just in time for the Golden Knights championship-round debut against the Washington Capitals.

The Department of Player Safety reviews every hit from every game. Vegas had outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first period at home during the playoffs, but the Caps got two goals.

But his shutout streak was halted at 166 minutes and 42 seconds when Vegas defenceman Colin Miller scored on a screenshot early in the first period to open the scoring. On three occasions, the overtime victor has been scored within the first two minutes, and the latest single-overtime victor was an absolute buzzer-beater, coming when Mike Bossy scored with two ticks remaining in the first overtime of Game 1 in the 1982 Stanley Cup final. And no matter what the past indicates, the Golden Knights and Capitals will be who ultimately decide their own future.

"I saw the hit". "The league's going to take care of it".

Wilson, for his part, says Marchessault told him "good hit" after he got up. I mean, where does it end? Puck is away for a couple seconds for sure. "It was a big hit".

Don't take that to mean Washington is going to come out and embarrass Vegas in Game 1, however.

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