He seems to sense that this may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance, and he doesn't appear to want to waste it. "I had the composure to wait".
If you're a believer in the idea that legitimate competition brings out the best in all involved parties, then you at least have to be intrigued about how the new reality could lift the Penguins. Marchessault has had an outstanding playoff run and if the Golden Knights can take back the series lead the responsibility will certainly fall on Marchessault and their first line.
For weeks, coach Barry Trotz and Capitals teammates have said that this season, more than any season, Ovechkin has led by example and played his most complete game. After the latter took Game 1, the former has put them behind the eight-ball by winning the last two games. Now they're key pieces for a team one win from the Stanley Cup after the Capitals hit on exactly the kind of moves every championship contender is looking to make.
If fans can't make it to an official watch party, they are encouraged to stop by Henderson Pavilion to watch the game, according to a press release, or the club's other official partners including Born and Raised, Topgolf, Nacho Daddy and Scooter's Pub.
If the Capitals can win Game 4 at home Monday, they will take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.
Washington has been able to dominate the neutral zone in both Games 2 and 3.
Kuznetsov was a wizard with the puck and had four assists. "Put some pressure, hit some posts", Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. "It's just a scramble play where they outcompeted us on that one". Tom Wilson scoring his 5th of the playoffs and Devante Smith-Pelly scoring his 6th all before the end of the period lots of great back and forth action throughout the period but it was clearly Washington's game to lose as the dominated the 1st period.
Washington used a strong first period to set the tone for victory. "The Post" is a symbol of the frustration Vegas has experienced in this series after winning 12 of 15 in roaring to the Western Conference title.
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T.J. Oshie tallied the game's first goal on a power play with just over 10 minutes remaining in the first period.
First, Theodore has to bounce back from his poor performances on Monday. "We have been in this position before, where people didn't believe in us, but we believed in ourselves". "And somehow it didn't go in".
"We've been good at regrouping", Neal said. It's done with. It's not the first time it's happened. Look for him to recognize the moment and have a big game.
Game over. On to the next one for the Golden Knights, who face elimination for the first time during the playoffs. "That's what we'll focus on". We can look at each individual series-to-date for a glimpse at that, and I think there are two notable takeaways. It was the second game in a row where Vegas had trouble getting into the heart of Washington's defence. "We have a good bunch of character guys in this room".
The expansion Golden Knights have been impressive this entire season and through three rounds of the playoffs.
The shot pinged off the far post.
But the outcome by then was all but decided.
Trailing in the series, the Golden Knights came out firing the puck from all areas and angles on the ice.
James Neal scored with 14:17 to play for Vegas' first goal. Only 18 men in National Hockey League history have scored more goals than Ovechkin's 607, but he's never been considered a two-way player like his chief rival, Sidney Crosby. "There was a lot of that tonight". He's been chasing the Stanley Cup since he was a young boy growing up in Summerside, P.E.I., and has never had an opportunity as good as this one to win it.