The legendary Las Vegas ring announcer added some local flair to player introductions before Monday's series opener, sending them off with his famous "LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE" roar.
Game two also takes place in Las Vegas, on Wednesday at 20:00 local time (Thursday, 04:00 BST).
Just as it was in Game 5 against the Jets last round, it was the Golden Knights' fourth line come up large on Monday. Marchessault was forced to the dressing room, but would return to the ice minutes later. And in those instances when overtime is needed to find a victor for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, it just so happens that those goals tend to come in the first extra frame. Their opponents are the Vegas Golden Knights, a team that has defied all expectations in its inaugural trip on the National Hockey League to post a record of 51-24-7 during the regular season, capturing the Pacific Division title. Midway through the second period, the Capitals and Golden Knights are tied 3-3.
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Andre Iguodala has not played since game 3 of this series after exiting that game after colliding knees with James Harden . Harden finished with 32 points, six rebounds and six assists but was only 12-of-29 from the floor and 2-of-13 on 3s.
Vegas coach Gerard Gallant called the hit "real late and real hard" and said he felt Wilson deserved a five-minute major.
Wilson, meanwhile, didn't feel he delivered a dirty hit on Marchessault.
Now that we know the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the conversation regarding who should be the Conn Smythe Trophy victor can truly begin. The two teams combined for 62 shots on goal, and the third period alone featured four goals. "It looked good to me". He said he'll leave it to the league to make any further decisions regarding Wilson, who was suspended for three games in the second round for a head shot against Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Zach Aston-Reese.
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was on a pretty good roll entering the championship series, having blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final two games of the East final.
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The Knights opened the scoring through Miller but their rivals took a 2-1 lead with two goals in 42 seconds from Connolly and Backstrom.
But the upstart Golden Knights have spent their entire inaugural season speeding past all expectations, and their first Final game didn't slow them down in the slightest.
The Game 1 victor has won the last six Cups and 61 of 78 overall.
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