Burnside: Vegas welcomes Washington to its playoff club

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According to NBC, Game 1's overnight rating of 3.72 was up 7 percent vs. both last year's Stanley Cup Final Game 1 with Nashville-Pittsburgh (3.49) and 36 percent over 2016's Game 1 with San Jose-Pittsburgh (2.73).

Sorry if this has been said, but those Connolly and Backstrom goals were the first the Caps have ever scored in the first period of a SCF game. In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Golden Knights maintained a lead for only 22:50 minutes. Nosek would score the eventual game-winning goal on a one-timer from Shea Theodore, and then put away the empty-net goal with just seconds left on the clock.

"I was ready to rumble", Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt said, laughing, of Buffer bellowing his name before puck drop. "Guys have are having fun and they're smiling".

Who saw that coming?

The Golden Knights played a lot more time with the lead than Washington did in Game 1. There is certainly much to love about these underdogs and it's possible they still would have gotten this far with average goaltending.

Boston is one of the NHL's Original Six, but we've always been dubious of the claim that its fans are among the most passionate or knowledgable. We need to be faster in the defensive zone. If you're a Washington fan or John Carlson and you think you got bagged, you did.

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The Cinderella Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural season came out victorious with a 6-4 win over the Washington Capitals, but not everybody in /vegas went home happy. "We just have to forget about it and bounce back (in the) next one". Just 342 days after the Knights selected the backbone of their first roster in the expansion draft, Vegas had another party on the Strip with its remarkable collection of castoffs.

It's an interesting group, this one organized by the Vegas Golden Knights.

The wild scoring continued in the third with an own-goal by Fleury, who lost track of a rebound and kicked it backward into his net. Tom Wilson was already set up in front, he got a stick on the puck and Fleury's skate then helped it over the goal line to give Washington another lead. And Washington was down 3-2 in the East Finals vs. Tampa Bay but won the last two behind shutouts from goalie Braden Holtby. Wilson said after the game that Marchessault complimented him on the hit. The Golden Knights were incensed at the minor penalty, but channeled their anger into something productive.

"I haven't obviously slowed it down and looked at it, but I think he'd probably say he shouldn't have admired his pass, and I'm just finishing my check", Wilson said.

Both sides are chasing their maiden Cup titles, with Vegas in the championship series in their first season.

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