Ice melting to slush in Las Vegas heat at Stanley Cup Final

Tom Wilson laid out Vegas Jonathan Marchessault with a huge late hit

Down one game to none in the best-of-seven series with the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final, the Capitals held a 3-2 lead entering the final period.

Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"I don't know if it was the empty building or - just like everything - it needs to cure a bit, but I thought it was really good (at practice)", Trotz said. But regardless of what caused you in to watch Vegas win 6-4 in Game 1, before losing 3-2 to Washington in Game 2, chances are you weren't disappointed.

Washington might be missing top-line centre Evgeny Kuznetsov for one or both games after he left the first period of Game 2 with an upper-body injury.

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The Caps are just 4-5 at home in the postseason, but they'll ride a wave of momentum after going into the Golden Knights' daunting home arena and taking away home-ice advantage in their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years.

That would be one heck of a deal for a truly gifted shooter who dominated the KHL since the 2013-14 season after generating exactly a point-per-game (816 points in as many contests) during his outstanding National Hockey League career.

"I figured it was worth throwing $100 down on them to win, too", said Vosding, 40, who said he knew Vegas had a strong goalie in Marc-Andre Fleury going into the season. The Capitals return to Capital One Arena, where they have just a 4-5 record in the postseason.

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Holtby didn't have time to slide to his right, and as Tuch fired, the goaltender extended himself as far as he could.

Game 1 featured 10 goals from 9 players, 63 hits, 62 shots on goal, and 4 penalties. Close game or not, you just can't allow five goals in a playoff game.

In the Washington locker room, Ovechkin struggled to find words. Two nights later, Vegas retaliated not by going after Wilson, but rather Washington's leading scorer.

Throughout the playoffs, the heat outside T-Mobile has made it hard for arena workers tasked with maintaining the ice to do their job, resulting in weird bounces and odd slides during play. The grinding veteran forward with a 2009 Stanley Cup ring from Pittsburgh hadn't scored since February 26, 2016, adding up to the longest active goal-scoring drought in the National Hockey League. Shea Theodore feathered a fluttering puck through traffic and past Braden Holtby late in the second period, bringing Vegas within a goal.

"It's great. Everyone's got jerseys on, every store is selling Golden Knights stuff, memorabilia is everywhere". I do understand there are times a player puts his stick up to brace himself, but there's a difference between bracing yourself and using force to push a player with your stick.

Holtby, who made 37 saves in the win, wasn't as overwhelmed by the play, which went viral quickly.

With 1:59 remaining of a one-goal game, the Golden Knights dumped the puck into the offensive zone and gave chase.

So perhaps it was fitting that Washington earned the first Cup Final win in its history on the road.

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