Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

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Here are some quick takeaways from Game 1. The Vegas Golden Knights followed up with quite a show themselves, which has also been the norm this spring.

The Capitals needed almost six minutes to get their first shot on net, and they were held to just a single shot on net for over 13 minutes to start the game.

- In a single nine-minute stretch of the third period, the Washington Capitals dramatically took the lead before the Vegas Golden Knights replied with two goals of their own.

Defense wasn't exactly the story of this one though...

Nosek clinched it with an empty-netter with 2.7 seconds remaining.

This game was highly offensive, supremely entertaining and intoxicatingly competitive.

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Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

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. It's going to be a lot of fun, it's going to be a great series, it's going to be hard-fought. He added that the Golden Knights have the "best fans and best arena in hockey, hands down-it's always insane here". This means you must bet $130 to win $100.

The Golden Knights, who beat the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Winnipg Jets to advance to the final in a stunning first season, played their 98th game in franchise history.

Things particularly seemed to escalate in the third period. It was an egregious missed call by the officiating crew.

"I think he might has been a little surprised by it", said Wilson, who was suspended for three games in the second round for a hit against Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese.

Vegas didn't let Wilson's hit affect its play.

Marchessault did return to the game after leaving the ice initially after the hit. "I know we have another level in our game".

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