Washington Is Rolling and Vegas Is Crumbling as the Caps Win 6-2.
The Washington Capitals are now one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history. However, they still must pass their biggest test to date to finally put away past failures.
The Golden Knights played desperately and outchanced the Capitals by a wide margin. However, they missed a glorious chance after Neal hit the post on a wide open net, and the momentum seemed to change from that point on.
Washington survived the onslaught and were finally able to score and led 3-0 after the first period. They were once again led by Kuznetsov, who added four assists. He keeps piling on the points in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs to lead all players.
Vegas was able to make it close at 4-2, but as it has been so far this series, the Capitals fought back and put the game out of reach with two quick goals in the third period. Tempers were flaring as the game started to get out of hand, and there were a lot of scuffles after the whistle as frustration had reached its boiling point with Vegas .
If the Capitals are able to keep playing the way they have been the last three games, Lord Stanley will be residing in Washington this year. Ovechkin and his team will get their first chance to hoist the Cup in Game 5 on Thursday night in Las Vegas. No team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1942 has blown a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.