Caps hammer Knights, one game from taking Stanley Cup

Caps hammer Knights, one game from taking Stanley Cup

Caps hammer Knights, one game from taking Stanley Cup

Braden Holtby made 28 saves for the Capitals, who can wrap up their first title when the series shifts to Vegas for Game 5 on Thursday.

And Game 4, a 6-2 win by the Capitals to put them within one game of winning their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history, was a prime example.

So we know that Washington has been quite effective - particularly in the last two games - at limiting those "Grade A" chances by Vegas. He's a physical presence back there and maybe gives guys a second less to think with the puck, I guess you could say, and maybe rush a play or something if they don't want to get hit. "I don't really care about that yet, so it's kind of easy for me".

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Neal then added: "It changes the game for sure if I score there, but no feeling sorry for yourself". "We played pretty hard". Later on in the period Vegas gets the games first power play lots of puck movement and great chances but non like James Neal as he hits the far post on an open net an easily wasted chance for the Golden Knights which would prove very costly as the Capitals get their first power play at 9:22 off a trip by Colin Miller. "If Ovi does it, this will be an fantastic story and will draw enormous attention to the game", he said.

"It probably changes the game". "It's probably a different game after that I had a wide-open net, and then I just hit the post". John Carlson scored in the second, and Michael Kempny and Brett Connolly added goals in the third. "They took penalties and we're OK with that if they want to take penalties".

Fleury came into the series as the best goaltender in the Stanley Cup playoffs, sporting a 12-3 record, .947 save percentage and 1.68 goals against average.

But that first chance was a major blown opportunity for Vegas, especially because it cost them an opportunity to seize early momentum and get a little confidence back after two straight losses.

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The Capitals seem to be getting enough bounces to make up for nine previous first- or second-round playoff exits in the Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom era, and plenty more disappointments in the previous decades, too. Ovechkin's goal was preceded by four attacks of Fleury's net, a deflection Fleury dove to save, an attempt off his left post, a wrist shot he knocked down with his chest and a rebound he blocked with his pads. Kuznetsov padded his lead as the playoffs' leading scorer with primary assists on Oshie's power-play goal that made it 1-0 and Wilson's that doubled the lead. His lone game without a point during that stretch came in Game 2, during which he only played just over four minutes due to an injury.

Holtby has limited Vegas to a total of five goals in the past three games.

Brayden McNabb's floater from the point hit the post and Ryan Carpenter chimed one off the crossbar on the follow up before Vegas failed to connect on another man advantage despite some sustained pressure. "People don't believe we can do stuff that we've done".

Somehow, the Capitals have turned around their results at home, winning their past three in Washington after losing five of their first eight.

Australia's Nathan Walker and his Washington Capitals are just one win away from making history and claiming the NHL's Stanley Cup.

Teammates celebrate with Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, center of the huddle, who scored a goal past Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, June 4, 2018, in Washington.

Look for that to happen in Game 4, as the Golden Knights find a way to win the game and square the series at 2-2.

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