Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Golden Knights shake up forward lines before Game Four

Capitals beat Golden Knights in Game 3 to grab 2-1 lead in Stanley Cup final Stanley Cup Final: Ice in Vegas works better in drinks
Isaac Mcdaniel | 08 June, 2018, 08:28

After their third win in a row, the Capitals hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. After cruising through three rounds easily, nothing looks easy right now for Vegas because the Capitals have mastered the art of frustration, and are two wins away from hoisting the Cup for the first time.

It's as if the Washington Capitals have learned the secret of the Vegas Golden Knights' magic, decoded their DNA and discovered a way to eliminate their superpowers. The Golden Knights never evened the score.

Perhaps they will fall apart, but the prediction here is that they will respond with strength and goal. "We were getting clogged up a little bit". "In the three games, we haven't been good enough".

"Close but everyone here knows the fourth game is the toughest trying to close a team out", Smith-Pelly said. They pushed hard in the opening minutes, hit a post and missed a couple of chances and found themselves trailing 3-0 after one period. Jonathan Marchessault alone was credited with three risky scoring chances and their fourth line once again applied substantial pressure in limited minutes. Since the Capitals went down 0-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1, there has not been a better team on the planet. It's great to see, and he's as engaged as anyone could ever be, I think. "Obviously, though, we have no more room for error". "That's a huge part of why we're having success defensively because it's all through our lineup".

Abe Pollin paid a relative pittance of US$6 million to bring the NHL to the USA capital - roughly $30 million in today's dollars - chump change compared to the $500 million Bill Foley ponied up for his Sin City hockey team. "We had players from every organization".

The Golden Knights have struggled to generate offense against the tenacious Washington defense, and Fleury has not been as sharp as he was in Vegas' three previous series.

Heading into Monday's Game 4, Washington has a chance to strangle this series before it's really even started.

Said Neal: "It's not like anyone made a save".

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"We've gotta step up our game". For us, it's unacceptable. Outside of select groups, though, the Capitals had full control of the game.

Perhaps the answer is moving Alex Tuch up to the second line. That trio combined for 92 goals in the regular season, but they have one goal in the series.

"Make sure they pay a price for blocking some shots", he said.

"We didn't put them in".

Prior to the Washington onslaught, Vegas easily could have scored three times, but instead rolled snake eyes at the worst moment imaginable.

The Golden Knights have made it this far on the backs of young, inexperienced players having breakout seasons and shocking the hockey world. Shea's a 22-year-old kid who I love. The two are roommates, and were also both involved in two of the plays this series that sealed losses for the Golden Knights. Through three games he has one unsafe shot attempt at 5-on-5, which is the same number as Capitals checking-line centre Jay Beagle.

Washington goaltender Braden Holtby said defensemen like Orpik are usually his favorite players because of what they do in front of the net.

The Caps broke things open late in the first period. He slipped the shot past Fleury to seal the game 3-1. Then he popped the puck up and over goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The reason why shot distance is so important here is because it's one of the key components (combined with angles, the shooting talent of the individual, et al.) that makes up what we recognize as shot quality.

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