NHL Announces 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Will Open With Lil Jon Performance

Dean Simpson
May 29, 2018

And when the dust finally settled on the back-and forth affair, it was a pair of wildcards who led the Golden Knights to a 6-4 victory to keep the party going on Sin City.

Notes: The victor of Game 1 has lifted the Cup 78.2 per cent of the time since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939 (61 of 78).

Golden Knights' trusted 4th line ride to rescue in wild Game 1

After watching the Golden Knights restore their lead thanks to goals from top-liners William Karlsson and Reilly Smith, the Capitals have pulled even again as John Carlson beat Marc-Andre Fleury for his fourth goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two teams, the best in their respective conferences and divisions, will square off against one another with the sport's greatest prize on the line. LVMPD is honored to help with tonight's historic Game-1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Down a goal early in the third period, Reaves and Nosek scored to give the Golden Knights the lead for good.

"That was pretty cool, let me tell you", Capitals defenceman Nate Schmidt said of hearing his own name.

Nosek's victor gave Vegas a 6-4 win in an old-school Wild West shootout, the Golden Knights firing the opening salvo in this best-of-seven battle for hockey's crown jewel. I trust myself. I play the game hard. "We just have to forget about it and bounce back next one". Vegas has the better record in the 2017-18 playoffs winning 4-0 (Los Angeles Kings), 4-2 (San Jose Sharks) and 4-1 (Winnipeg Jets), while the Capitals won 4-2 (Columbus Blue Jackets), 4-2 (Pittsburg Penguins), and 4-3 (Tampa Bay Lightning).

But his shutout streak was halted at 166 minutes and 42 seconds when Vegas defenceman Colin Miller scored on a screenshot early in the first period to open the scoring.

"I saw the hit". I think the league will take care of it. "I remember everything. It's a late hit", Marchessault said from the locker room. "It was a big hit". I mean, where does it end?

NOTES: Vegas is aiming to be the first franchise in a major North American professional league to win a title in its first season since the 1950 Cleveland Browns, who entered the NFL as a fully formed team after four seasons in the AAFC. Deryk Engelland added two assists. Vegas improved to 11-1 in the postseason when scoring first.

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