It did not accomplish much and may leave Washington without its top-line right wing for Game Two.
In the two-plus periods that followed, the talk of Game 1 between the Golden Knights and Capitals, two of the NHL's best stories going in these playoffs, was centered on the stellar hockey that had taken over T-Mobile Arena. Alexander Ovechkin, captain of the Capitals, will try to play spoiler to the Golden Knights' wonderful playoff run as he heads into his first Stanley Cup final since joining the league in 2005-06. Thus, since the 1939 final, the average goals per game in Game 1 is 5.64, with the home side averaging 3.36 goals to the road team's 2.28 goals.
The Golden Knights, who beat the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and the Jets to improbably advance to the final in a stunning first season, played just their 98th game in franchise history. LVMPD is honored to help with tonight's historic Game-1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. And in those instances when overtime is needed to find a victor for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, it just so happens that those goals tend to come in the first extra frame.
Marc-André Fleury had a rare off evening in his remarkable playoff run with the extraordinary expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
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"All the fans recognize the vehicle", Marchessault said.
As incensed teammates flocked to Wilson, Marchessault headed to the locker room under his own power. But after conferring with linesmen Matt MacPherson and Jonny Murray, they called Wilson for a two-minute interference penalty. "I don't know if you guys knew, but I told everybody I was going to save them for the playoffs". "A lot of great players on that team as well. It looked good to me".
Wilson has already been suspended three games this postseason for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese and his reputation will factor into whether or not the league decides to take further action on the hit. 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.
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