Caps Tie the Stanley Cup Final Series 1-1

The Capitals held on to edge the Golden Knights 3-2, evening the Stanley Cup Final at a game apiece. Washington secured their first ever win in a Stanley Cup final series, as the team was swept by Detroit in its only other appearance in 1998. Braden Holtby made a spectacular save in the final minutes to help the Capitals secure the victory. The series now shifts to Washington for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Monday.

After another over the top pre-game show, Vegas drew first blood early to take a 1-0 lead.

The Capitals then fought back with three straight goals, including the Ovechkin’s first Stanley Cup Final goal.┬áThe Golden Knights shrunk their deficit to one goal, but just couldn’t tie it.

Vegas had numerous chanches to tie the game, including a 5 on 3 power play. Holtby stayed solid and handed the Golden Knights their first regulation loss at home in these playoffs.