As the score would attest, offense wasn't in short supply in Game 1. "A lot of great players on that team as well".
After the game, there was plenty of chatter about Wilson's hit on Marchessault, and some discussion about possible supplementary discipline.
Golden Knights are now listed as the -140 favorites to win the Stanley Cup. That means a home team that emerges victorious from Game 1 has won the Stanley Cup 84.2 percent of the time.
And while that may seem to be somewhat of a no-duh statistic, consider that the rate of road Game 1 winners who then go on to win the Stanley Cup is considerably lower.
The rest of the series might not match that pace, but if it comes close it's going to be awesome. The Vegas Golden Knights followed up with quite a show themselves, which has also been the norm this spring.
The first-period equalizer energized the fans once again, and Reilly Smith took advantage 3:21 into the second to give Vegas the lead once more. Overall, franchise's making their first appearance hold a 10-16 record since 1939.
Don't take that to mean Washington is going to come out and embarrass Vegas in Game 1, however.
This game was highly offensive, supremely entertaining and intoxicatingly competitive.
Nosek, who had just 15 points and seven goals in 67 games during the regular season, scored his second and third goals of the playoffs.
The Eastern Conference champion Capitals hadn't given up this many goals in 29 games since March 18, but they hadn't seen anything like this charmed run by the upstart Knights.
The Golden Knights, who relied on a roster mostly composed of National Hockey League castoffs selected in an expansion draft before the season, amassed a 51-24-7 record during the regular season.
Nosek was in the right place at the right time for the decisive goal. Deryk Engelland added two assists.
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