The Capitals would take another two goal lead with a power play goal by Nick Backstrom. Washington is second in the league recording 10.4 points per game, averaging 4.0 goals and 6.4 assists. "I think it stays inside". Vegas is tied for ninth in the league with the man advantage as they convert 21.7 percent of their power play chances this season.
The Golden Knights were a Cinderella story going on a remarkable run through the playoffs to get to the finals in their first season. It was a good challenge. In their last game, Detroit beat the Boston Bruins by the score of 4-2. Tom Wilson scored 17 seconds into the extra period - his second goal of the game - to hand the Caps the victory.
"We had more turnovers than we had in the past few games and that really hurt us", coach Gerard Gallant said.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 5-2-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a.911 save percentage.
A lot of that had to do with the Capitals, who never trailed and, perhaps most importantly, kept from blowing another third-period lead by turning up the pressure. We always talk about exceeding or doing better than normal in those moments. "It's certainly something we focus on, so tonight was a good job". Vegas won both regular season meetings that year before the Capitals stormed to four straight wins to capture their first Stanley Cup.
The Golden Knights were involved in another tight game on the road trip as they battled Toronto to the wire before falling in overtime. Later in the period, Robby Fabbri, who was recently acquired from St. Louis, scored his second of the year on the power play at 11:49 off assists from Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha to give Detroit the lead. Although Detroit was able to get off of their most recent losing skid and beat a very talented team like the Bruins, I don't see them keeping that style of play up and I don't see them winning against a team like Vegas. "They play relentlessly, especially turning over pucks and make it hard for you to get out of your own end". The goal came on the first anniversary of his National Hockey League debut. Vegas is 16 in scoring with 2.94 goals per game this season. With the primary assist on Backstrom's goal, Carlson passed Hall of Famer Scott Stevens for second on the franchise scoring list among defensemen.
Golden Knights Injuries: Alex Tuch: day to day (upper body), Marc-Andre Fleury: day to day (illness). He was replaced by C Nic Dowd, who returned from a three-game absence because of a lower-body injury. World Cup winning U.S. Women's National Team soccer player Kelley O'Hara became the latest champion to chug a beer and receive a standing ovation at Capital One Arena.
Vegas Golden Knights Close Four-Game Road SwingVegas was in action Saturday night against the Capitals so this will mark their second game of a back to back and their third game in four contests here.
Capitals: Look for a seventh consecutive victory when they host Arizona on Monday.