The team that takes Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final has gone on to win the Cup more than 78 per cent of the time (61-17) in National Hockey League history.
Red Capitals sweaters speckled the steel gray crowd at T-Mobile Arena, but the night ultimately belonged to Vegas. Either is a fun result, and if the whole series is as bonkers as the first period, we're in for a hell of a ride. "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".
Things changed quickly because MacLellan went from McPhee's college teammate and roommate and then right-hand man as assistant GM to the person who owner Ted Leonsis said gave "the most negative of the interviews" among candidates.
Now that the Capitals - and Golden Knights - have that team, McPhee will be there each night to see one of his teams lift the Cup. Marchessault, who has 8 goals and 11 assists for the Golden Knights, eventually returned to the game.
"We didn't play our best game", Alex Ovechkin said.
When Devante Smith-Pelly blocked a pass in the defensive zone but botched the clear, Shea Theodore collected the puck and sent it to Nosek at the side of the net, and the fourth-line winger slapped it past Braden Holtby. Washington still played a strong offensive game and had chances to win, but never slowed the Knights.
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Wilson delivered his crushing open-ice hit moments later to Marchessault, who was shaken up on the play. "I think he needed a break from the game, needed a break from how it went down for him here and it just took time". "Really happy for them - and really proud of this team we have in Vegas".
"He'd probably say he shouldn't admire his pass". He added that the Golden Knights have the "best fans and best arena in hockey, hands down-it's always insane here". Vegas improved to 11-1 in the postseason when scoring first.
Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final will be in Las Vegas on Monday and Wednesday nights respectively. The legendary Las Vegas ring announcer added some local flair to player introductions before Monday's series opener, sending them off with his famous "LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE" roar. This game crushed the 5.5 O/U in the first 30 minutes.
Eight of Washington's 10 first-period shots on goal came in the final five minutes. "The fans have been great, and they brought it tonight".