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Simply put, the goal Reaves scored should not have counted.

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Luca Sbisa (47) battles for the puck with Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18) in the third period in game one of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena.

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Had Fleury lost a few more games and made Vegas' run to the final busier, perhaps he'd also be taking a run at the post-season saves record.

Both teams got depth contributions, but the Golden Knights' fourth line was outstanding. We need to be faster in the defensive zone. "Like the last game (against the Winnipeg Jets), I went and cleaned the garage".

McPhee was general manager when the Capitals last made the Cup Final in 1998 but had just taken over the previous summer.

UCF played its first football game in 1979 and the tradition of fans shouting the word "Knights" began early in the program's development.

They'll host the Washington Capitals in Monday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final (6 p.m., CBC). But in losing just three games, they for sure would not be here as fresh as they are without their No. 1 goalie. During the regular season, he was 34-20 with a 2.99 GAA and a.907 save percentage overall, including 12-11 with a 3.90 GAA and a.889 save percentage on the road.

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Nosek then put the Knights ahead after Shea Theodore kept the puck in Washington's zone, sidestepped a defender and fired a handsome cross-ice pass to the Czech forward, who buried a one-timer for his second goal of the playoffs.

Colin Miller, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith and Ryan Reaves also scored as the Knights claimed the series lead. Just 342 days after the Knights selected the backbone of their first roster in the expansion draft, Vegas had another party on the Strip with its remarkable collection of castoffs. John Carlson leads defensemen in playoff scoring with three goals and 16 points, including 10 points on Washington's fearsome power play, and he leads the Caps with an average ice time of 25:59.

While UCF fans may not have appreciated the anthem, no one seemed to object to highlighting the Golden Knights' mascot during the pregame show that had the feel of a Vegas show. They trailed the game twice before coming up with three goals in the 3rd period to walk away with the win.

After Miller scored the Knights' first goal on a power play and ended Holtby's scoreless streak at almost 167 minutes, Washington calmly surged ahead later in the first period with goals 42 seconds apart. Holtby has already won two Game 7's in these playoffs.

Although Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, who have the top postseason point totals for the Capitals, assisted on Wilson's second-period tally, they didn't have much of an impact on the contest, as they combined for five of Washington's 28 shots on goal.

Reaves and Wilson are two guys that aren't afraid to mix it up at any given opportunity, so we'll see if the animosity they helped stir up carries over into Game 2. Wilson said after the game that Marchessault complimented him on the hit.

"And the horn sounds, and that takes care of the first!"

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