Capitals beat Golden Knights to even up Stanley Cup Finals

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 28: (L-R) Jakub Vrana #13, Dmitry Orlov #9 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrate after Vrana assisted Backstrom on a first-period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game One of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on May 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights are trying to take a two-games-to-none lead in the Stanley Cup finals as they host the Washington Capitals.
    
The Capitals carried a 3-2 lead into the third period. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) snapped a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal 5:38 into the second period, about four minutes before Brooks Orpik made it 3-1. But the Golden Knights cut their deficit on a power-play tally by Shea Theodore.
    
Vegas forward James Neal opened the scoring eight minutes into the game. Lars Eller scored the first goal for the Capitals.
    
The Knights won the opener by scoring the last three goals in a 6-4 victory. The outcome left the Capitals 0-5 in Stanley Cup finals games, including their four-game sweep by the Red Wings in 1998.

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