"Every player knows that, when you're getting in the playoffs, you're going to have battles with different teams", Coach Gerard Gallant said Thursday. "That's one of our strengths". The save preserved a 3-2 lead for the Capitals, who evened the series Wednesday night.
Washington's first-line forward Evgeny Kuznetsov left the game after a hard hit in the first period.
Islanders fans finally have some positive things to picture this summer, as Kovalchuk and Tavares could serve as enticements to draw each other to Brooklyn, while Lamoriello may very well improve the odds of one or more of those two things working out.
The first game of the series was awesome, the story line is great, this is really shaping up to be a good series and I look forward to the game.
He came up with saves in a matter of three minutes during a 5-on-3 power play into a 5-on-4 power play for the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Capitals have made the playoffs in 13 of 19 seasons since their only other trip to the Final in 1998, but hadn't managed to get their fans back to the final round until this year.
"They've basically "caved" it for the last three days", Trotz said to laughter in the T-Mobile Arena interview room before the game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
After a rough opener in Vegas, Holtby rounded back into something approaching his form in back-to-back shutouts to close the Eastern Conference finals.
And it's about to get worse: The mercury on the Strip could hit triple digits Wednesday for Game 2, when the league is likely to see its hottest outdoor temperature ever recorded at a Final game.
"A player who is behind an opponent, who does not have the puck, may not use his stick, body or free hand in order to restrain his opponent, but must skate in order to gain or reestablish his proper position in order to make a check".
There's been bone-crunching hits and spilled blood, game-winning goals from unlikely heroes and so many lead changes and momentum swings that you'd be a fool to switch channels even a second before the final buzzer. A number of those penalties came as the result of breakdowns or just straight-up dumb plays that were avoidable.
Washington's excellent power play finally got a chance early in the second period, and Ovechkin scored a vintage goal with his powerful shot from a sharp angle. He's the leading scorer in the playoffs. It was his first goal since February 26, 2016. Shea Theodore feathered a fluttering puck through traffic and past Braden Holtby late in the second period, bringing Vegas within a goal. With the addition of the Golden Knights and the Raiders, LVCVA saw the ideal opportunity to do so.
That's when Holtby decided to make the best save of the 2018 NHL Playoffs.
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