Capitals draw 14,485 for Game 2 watch party of Stanley Cup Final

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Trotz, when asked, declined to offer an update.

The Golden Knights were threatening the Capitals' goal when the exchange occurred.

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.

Game 3 against Vegas Golden Knights is at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). It's not a fate the Capitals want to continue to tempt moving forward in the series, though. They overcame a 1-0 deficit on Wednesday - Vegas had won 10 of 11 playoff games when scoring first - by dictating play, clogging the neutral zone, forcing giveaways and exploiting space in the Vegas zone.

Kuznetsov has been fairly durable throughout his career, something that Trotz has seen first-hand in his four years behind Washington's bench. Benched when the playoffs began, the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy victor had allowed an uncharacteristically high five goals during a Game 1 loss, including four at even strength.

"We've had some games on the road where we've had no choice but to win", Washington winger Brett Connolly said.

After surrendering six goals in a game one defeat, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby responded with a brilliant 37-save performance and produced his dazzling best in a scoreless third period, which included a stunning save to deny Alex Tuch.

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"(That hit) galvanized us as a group", Trotz said. "We're going to play well and work hard and compete hard". But the heat didn't fry the spirits of the fans who filled the plaza next to T-Mobile Arena to capacity before the puck dropped, continuing this gambling mecca's fanatical support of its first major pro sports team. Anything they can put a jersey on, they've got a jersey on; statues, buildings, it's insane. "I think every team is aware of what's going to happen".

TL;DR - The refs will set a tone in the first minute, gradually move away from it for 58 minutes and then go back to said tone in the final minute. Tuch, who was in flawless position in front of the open net, one-timed the puck.

After killing off a penalty early in the second period, Washington pushed ahead on a power play of its own at 5:38 when Ovechkin scored his 13th goal of the playoffs from a tight angle thanks to Eller's slick cross-ice pass. Maple Leafs fans seem to be taking that Marleau comparison (and the team's heaps of cap room) to the next level.

The persistent Knights earned a power play and cut the Caps' lead to 3-2 late in the second on Theodore's shot through traffic.

That the divisional playoff format, which pitted Boston against Toronto - the second and third best teams in the East - in the first round and then pitted Winnipeg and Nashville - the two best teams in the West - in the second round, would somehow make the final somewhere anticlimactic.

At Vegas Sportsbooks around the city, they are stuck between wanting the team to win and not wanting them to win because a Stanley Cup in Vegas means a massive loss for them.

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