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Golden Knights outlast Caps in Cup Final opener

Golden Knights outlast Caps in Cup Final opener

The "Empress of Soul" was at T-Mobile Arena performing "God Bless America" in honor of Memorial Day in the United States at Game 1 of the Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals.

"They continue to prove everybody wrong and be a marvellous team". He's got a winning percentage of.928, only slightly lower than Marc-Andre Fleury's save percentage, so why question him now?

The Golden Knights, who brushed aside the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and the Jets to advance to the Cup final in a stunning first season, played just their 98th game in franchise history. Until the Knights turned everything upside down this year, most fourth lines were occupied by Canadian bruisers, but in Vegas you have a Frenchman (Pierre-Edouard Bellemare) flanking an American (Ryan Reaves) and a Czech (Tomas Nosek).

The Vegas Golden Knights have embraced the roots of their city and opened every game of their inaugural season with an incredible opening ceremony that has a very Vegas-y feel.

For the Capitals, the intro featured five "evil" warriors wearing Capitals flags lining up on the ice to take on the Golden Knight.

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And so we welcome the Washington Capitals to the club. Being able to say that I come from Las Vegas, a lot of people looked at it kind of weird when I was younger, thought I lived in a casino, and didn't really have a real house to live in.

Imitation may be a form of flattery, but UCF fans want to be sure no one assumes the Las Vegas NHL expansion team came up with the idea first. "They don't have like a leader or anything, they work as a whole team".

Both struggled Monday, and whichever recovers faster will give his team an enormous advantage.

"I'm definitely happy for the Caps", Harper said. I love Holtby. He's one of my favorite players. "They did a real good job". The morning after the win, 200 Monumental Sports & Entertainment employees received an email with an invite to go to Las Vegas for free.

Wilson delivered a blindside hit on Jonathan Marchessault with the puck nowhere near the Vegas centre in the immediate aftermath. Giving up nine goals between them seemed unlikely but that's exactly what happened Monday night as both goalies were screened relentlessly, caught out of position at times and left out to dry on occasion by defensemen trying to keep up with two swarming offenses. "I expect us to have a response". "We haven't seen a championship or even a final in so many years", said Barber.