Washington gets the first shot of the game but Marc-Andre Fleury comes up with the save.
Golden Knights first shot of the game is 4:10 into period, saved by Braden Holtby.
VGK with some nice pressure around the 6-minute mark, but the Capitals defense holds strong. Still no score.
I need to see a replay of that sequence about 7 minutes in as it looked like Fleury and the Golden Knights were in a scary situation. Came away without a Capitals goal though.
Golden Knights with a couple chances around the 10:30 mark, but the Capitals continue to clog the front of the net. No score.
Capitals are getting their first power play of the game 11:44 in. Washington has been outstanding on the power play in the series. The penalty is on Colin Miller for interference. Fleury fights off a couple strong shots in the first Capitals push during the power play. VGK does a good job of clearing the puck and kills the penalty.
Tomas Tatar lost the handles without getting a shot off on a good opportunity about 17 minutes in, still scoreless.
They head to the locker room scoreless.
20 seconds into the period Shea Theodore is called for tripping giving the Capitals their second power play of the game. Golden Knights managed to kill the penalty without any damage.
Golden Knights get their first power play of the game after Capitals Christian Djoos is called for the high stick.
Capitals take the lead after Jakub Vrana beats Fleury on the breakaway. 1-0 Capitals 6:24 into the 2nd.
Golden Knights pushing for the equalizer quickly, but Holtby is turning them away.
Need to see a replay to determine who gets credit, but the Golden Knights tie it about halfway through the 2nd. Nate Schmidt gets the credit according to officials.
Alex Ovechkin quickly answers with a power play goal of his own giving the Capitals the 2-1 lead.
Golden Knights get the game-tying goal after a coach's challenge determines no goalie interference. David Perron credited with the goal because the puck hit him as he fell into the goal. The initial shot by Tomas Tatar deflected by Colin Miller into Perron.
Golden Knights get a power play with just over two minutes left as Washington gets called for tripping William Karlsson. Ovechkin called for the penalty. Golden Knights take a 3-2 lead in closing seconds of the 2nd period. Reilly Smith with the goal.
A skirmish follows the goal and referees are now working to sort things out.
The @GoldenKnights have a 3-2 lead following a second period which featured five combined goals.
Tomas Tatar called for hooking giving the Capitals a power play 5:30 into the 3rd. Fleury stops the only real threat of the power play and the Golden Knights kill the penalty.
Capitals tie it. 3-3 with 10 minutes to go. Devante Smith-Pelly gets credit for the goal.
Lars Eller swoops in to net one after the initial shot slipped between Fleury's legs.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final:
The Golden Knights will head home facing elimination in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final after falling to the Washington Capitals 6-2 Monday night.
Two-man advantage leads to a Brett Connolly goal giving the Capitals a 6-2 lead.
Now we are headed to a two-man advantage for the Capitals with 2:12 left after Brayden McNabb is called for a cross-check. A fight following leads to Deryk Engelland being given a game misconduct. T.J. Oshie of the Capitals also called for misconduct.
Capitals get another power play after Nate Schmidt was caught tripping. 3:03 left in the game.
Michal Kempny extends the Capitals lead to 5-2.
Reilly Smith closes the gap to 4-2 beating Holtby who has been stellar all game.
Ovechkin got a small breakaway going on his own, but Fleury made a nice stop with a quick clear by the defense.
The Golden Knights finally get on the board thanks to James Neal just seconds after the end of the power play.
The Golden Knights managed to kill the penalty and now they get a power play of their own. Evgeny Kuznetsov was called for hooking with 16:18 left in the 3rd.
Erik Haula called for slashing. Capitals get a power play early.
The Golden Knights pay for the penalty with another Capitals goal. This one off the stick of John Carlson.
Holtby with another save and Golden Knights James Neal is called for slashing in the scramble for the loose puck. Capitals are on the power play with 5:15 left.
The Capitals managed to kill the penalty again without much of a look for the VGK.
Tom Wilson to the penalty box with about 10:30 left on the clock. Another Golden Knights power play opportunity.
The Golden Knights missed another opportunity as Holtby blocked a shot that is unclear he ever saw.
Penalty killed by the Capitals followed by a glove save by Braden Holtby to keep the Golden Knights off the board.
William Karlsson tripped heading to the goal. Golden Knights on the power play.
Lots of back and forth on both sides in the first five minutes of the period, but no serious threats.
The Golden Knights appeared to dominate the 1st 10 minutes of the game, but were repeatedly turned away by Braden Holtby's goalkeeeping. The tripping call against Colin Miller gave the Capitals the power play goal that really seemed to shift the momentum and the floodgates as Washington scored 3 goals in the final 10:34 seconds of the 1st.
The hits just keep coming as Devante Smith-Pelly beats Fleury to give the Capitals a 3-0 lead in the closing seconds of the 1st period.
Tom Wilson gets another one by Fleury giving the Capitals a 2-0 lead with 3 minutes left in the 1st.
Just under 10 minutes into the first the Capitals take the 1-0 lead with a Power play goal. T.J. Oshie gets the goal.
In the first 10 minutes of the game the Golden Knights are obviously pushing to get on the board. They have taken 5 shots and the Capitals goalie Braden Holtby has been unbelievable
Vegas Golden Knights vs Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 4. The game starts at 5 p.m.
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final: Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena June 2, 2018
Capitals win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals 3-1.
Capitals score again, maintaining their lead over the Knights 3-1.
Golden Knights score, making it 2-1 Capitals.
Capitals lead the Golden Knights at the end of the second period 2-0.
In the latter half of the period, the Capitals make a drive towards the net, and Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots it in. Capitals lead 2-0.
The Capitals take several shots in a row at a rapid fire pace. Alex Ovechkin finally shoots it into the net. The score is now 1-0 with the Capitals in the lead.
The Golden Knights are tied with the Capitals after the first period 0-0.
Though the Capitals shot the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury, no goal was scored due to goal interference from Devante Smith-Pelly.
Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final: Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena May 30, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights lose 3-2 against Washington Capitals in game two of the Stanley Cup Final.
Washington Capitals 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Shea Theodore scores moments into the power play, Golden Knights cut into Washington's lead making it 3-2.
T.J. Oshie gets called for cross-checking, and Vegas is on the power play with 2:25 remaining in the period.
Dmitry Orlov is called for a hooking penalty, so Vegas will get a power play for about 1:30 once they finish their penalty out.
Ryan Reaves is called for roughing, Washington will go on the power play moments after scoring its third goal of the game.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: Brooks Orpik scores for Washington, Capitals take a 3-1 lead.
Offsetting penalties again; this time it's Erik Haula and Nicklas Bakstrom each serving 2 minutes for holding.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: Alex Ovechkin scores on the Washington power play, and the Capitals take a 2-1 lead.
Alex Tuch is called for cross-checking, and Vegas now goes on the penalty kill.
Golden Knights get its first power play of the game.
After the first period: Vegas Golden Knights 1, Washington Capitals 1
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: Lars Eller scores on a wide open net to give the Capitals their first goal of the game. It's now tied 1-1.
Offsetting penalties, the first of the game, put T.J. Oshie and Deryk Engelland in the penalty box.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: James Neal scores the game's first goal, as Vegas leads 1-0. That was the 7th shot on net from the Knights in the first 9 minutes of the game.
Holtby impressing so far. Vegas has challenged him a few times in the first 5 minutes, and he's holding his ground with 3 saves so far.
Deryk Engelland with the first shot of the game, glove save from Braden Holtby.
Game 1 Stanley Cup Final: Washington Capitals vs Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena May 28, 2018
FINAL SCORE: Golden Knights win 6-4.
Golden Knights score again, now lead 6-4.
Golden Knights score again to take the lead 5-4.
Golden Knights score to tie the game 4-4.
Capitals score to take the lead 4-3.
SECOND PERIOD SCORE: Golden Knights and Capitals are tied 3-3
Capitals get their first power play of the game, Vegas is called for too many men on the ice.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: John Carlson scores for the Capitals, ties the game 3-3.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Reilly Smith scores to give the Golden Knights a 3-2 lead.
FIRST PERIOD SCORE: Golden Knights and Capitals are tied 2-2
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: Nicklas Backstrom scores on a rebound in front of net to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: William Karlsson scores after a shot bounces behind the net right to him. Ties the game up 2-2.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOAL: Brett Connolly scores for the Capitals to tie the game 1-1.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Colin Miller scores on the power play, giving Vegas a 1-0 lead.
6 minutes into the game, Vegas gets the first power play after a boarding call on Washington.
Vegas is doing a good job of keeping possession of the puck right now and challenging Braden Holtby. The Capitals netminder is holding steady so far with 5 saves.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final is minutes away from starting. The Golden Knights are playing in its first Stanley Cup during its inaugural season. Washington last played in the Stanley Cup Final in 1998.
Game 5 Western Conference Finals: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg (May 20)
Game 1 Western Conference Final: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg, MB (May 12)
Final Score: The Golden Knights lose Game 1 4-2 to Winnipeg.
Golden Knights call a timeout, Marc-Andre Fleury is pulled from net, as Vegas still trails 4-2.
Down 2 with 5:30 remaining, Vegas needs to consider pulling Marc-Andre Fleury soon.
It's another power play for Winnipeg, as Ryan Reaves heads to the box on a charging call.
Golden Knights Goal: William Karlsson scores on a power play, Winnipeg leads 4-2 to end the second period.
Winnipeg Jets Goal: Dusting Byfuglien's shot is redirected by Mark Scheifele, and the Jets take a commanding 4-1 lead.
Winnipeg nearly scores, with the puck going right along the crease, and Vegas gets called for hooking immediately after to put the Jets on a power play.
Vegas hasn't been able to keep the puck in the Jets end for very long. Winnipeg doing a good job of forcing the Knights to give up the puck quick, and it's forcing a lot of turnovers.
Penalties all around following a post-save from on the Jets end of the ice.
Energy level has dropped off a bit for Winnipeg early in the second period. Vegas with a few shots to start on Connor Hellebuyck.
After the first period: Winnipeg is in the lead 3-1
Golden Knights Goal: Brayden McNabb with a much-needed response from the Knights. Vegas puts a dent in the lead, it's 3-1 Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Jets Goal: Joel Armia gets the goal, which was initially called off for goalie interference. Jets lead 3-0.
Winnipeg Jets Goal: On the power play, it's Patrick Laine scoring for the Jets, and it's a quick 2-0 lead over Vegas.
Vegas heads to the penalty kill, Alex Tuch called for holding, Jets get the man advantage with 14:16 to go in the period.
Following the goal, huge chants of "Fleury" from the crowd, heckling him on giving up the game's first goal so early on. Winnipeg's crowd is one of the loudest in the NHL.
Winnipeg Jets Goal: A minute and 5 seconds into the game, Dustin Byfuglien scores to put Winnipeg up 1-0.
Game 1 is underway. Vegas is the more rested team, having 6 days off between rounds. Winnipeg has had 2 days rest following a Game 7 win over Nashville.
We're minutes away from the start of Game 1 between Vegas and Winnipeg in the Western Conference FInal. Winnipeg gets home ice for the series, finishing with a better overall record and more points than the Golden Knights in the regular season.
Game 6: Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks in San Jose (May 6)
Final score: Golden Knights finish off the San Jose Sharks 3-0 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Vegas will play the winner of the Winnipeg vs Nashville series.
Game 2: San Jose Sharks vs Vegas Golden Knights 4/28/17
FINAL: The Vegas Golden Knights lose the game after it goes into double overtime. Fine score 4-3. The next game will be played in San Jose.
First playoff loss for Golden Knights fans. Questionable interference call on what would’ve been game winning #VGK goal. Lots of upset fans, lots of swearing as they leave the arena. Not a feeling they’re used to. @KTNV
END OF SECOND: Knights kill the penalty, still trail 3-2.
When the third period starts, San Jose will have a power play for the first 1:32.
SHARKS GOAL: Brent Burns scores his second goal of the night, and the Sharks now lead 3-2.
SHARKS GOAL: Logan Couture ties the game 2-2.
SHARKS GOAL: 2 minutes into the period, San Jose responds with its first goal of the series, it's now 2-1 Golden Knights.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: VGK starts off the second period with a bang, Karlsson again scoring, and it's a 2-0 Knights lead.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Colin Miller shoots it wide intentionally, the puck bounces off the back-boards and Bill Karlsson scores the first goal of the game. Knights lead 1-0.
3:56 to go, San Jose's Brenda Dillon and Vegas' David Perron both take a seat in the penalty box, we'll go 4-on-4 hockey again.
James Neal and Dylan Demelo will both serve penalties, so we've got 4-on-4 hockey for the next two minutes.
Sharks with puck possession early on in the first period, with a few nice looks in front of the net, but Marc-Andre Fleury makes both saves. His Goals Against Average right now is half-a-goal per game in the playoffs, very impressive.
Game 2 is underway at T Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights can hold home ice advantage, and take a 2-0 series lead with a win tonight following its 7-0 win in Game 1 Thursday.
UPDATE APRIL 27: San Jose's Evander Kane has been suspended for one game for cross-checking Vegas Golden Knight Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during the first game between the two teams in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
San Jose’s Evander Kane suspended one game for cross-checking Vegas’ Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. https://t.co/R5Nts4CTHF
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Alex Tuch with the power play goal, and VGK goes up 4-0 with 8 minutes to go in the first period. That's 4 goals on 7 shots!
Knights on the penalty kill, Marc-Andre Fleury hugs the right corner of the net on back-to-back shots and stuffs them both. San Jose can't seem to get its bearings, especially after giving up 3 goals so fast.
AND A THIRD: looks like it's Jonathan Marchessault to put @GoldenKnights up 3-0. That's 3 goals in 6 minutes. Wow. @KTNV
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOALS: In the first 6 minutes of the game, goals from Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, and Jonathan Marchessault put the Knights up 3-0. An overwhelmingly impressive effort on offense from VGK so far.
A few good looks on net for the Knights during that PP, but SJ gets the kill and are back to full strength.
Martin Jones fights off a flurry of shots to start the period. The puck even flew up and nearly went over him. The Golden Knights now go on the Power Play after a minute of play.
We are inside T-Mobile arena, with Game 1 between the Golden Knights and the Sharks just minutes away! Stay tuned here for in game updates.
Round 2, game 1 will be Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena. The Vegas Golden Knights will face the San Jose Sharks. The game will be televised on NBCSN.
Game 4: Tuesday April 17, 2018
END OF THIRD PERIOD: Golden Knights sweep Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in game four of a historic Stanley Cup playoff series. The Golden Knights have become the first team to sweep a Stanley Cup playoff series in their inaugural season.
END OF SECOND PERIOD: Golden Knights lead the Kings 1-0. One more period for a 4-0 series sweep and a spot in the Western Conference Semifinals for VGK.
8:30 to go in the second period, and the Kings are on their first power play of the game.
Marc-Andre Fleury seems so locked in this series, with 117 saves so far. The last goalie I can remember playing that well/aggressively was Tim Thomas in 2011 for the Bruins. Boston went on to win the Stanley Cup, with Thomas named MVP.
Mandalay Bay crowd update: energy level obviously picked up after the VGK goal. A lot of eyes weren't fixed on the screen in the first period, now everyone is focused on the game.
Of the teams I've watched in the postseason this year, I'd say the Golden Knights, Bruins, and Penguins look the best passing the puck around. Boston and Pittsburgh have a lot more household players than VGK does, but it hasn't stopped them from playing just as well.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS GOAL: Brayden McNabb puts the Golden Knights on the board, VGK now leads 1-0 over the Kings.
Second period is underway, David Perron with the first good look on net, but it's fanned away by Quick.
END OF FIRST PERIOD: Golden Knights and Kings are scoreless. Marc-Andre Fleury with 14 stops in the period, Jonathan Quick with 8.
With 1:10 to go in the period, Jonathan Marchessault nearly scores going glove side on Jonathan Quick, but he pulls off the save. Best look for the Golden Knights so far.
Marc-Andre Fleury gets tested for the first time late in the first period, scrambles in front of net to stop the Kings from scoring. It's been a relatively low-key period so far.
Game 4 is underway! Golden Knights starting out again with an aggressive, fast-paced style of play. Early chance comes off a pad save by Jonathan Quick that gets away from him.
We're 20 minutes away from puck drop in Game 4 between the Golden Knights and Kings. Ross Lippman will be updating the live blog all night from the official team watch party at Mandalay Bay Beach. A win for VGK, and it's a series sweep over LA. Only 4 teams in NHL history have ever overcome a 3-0 deficit to win its series, with the last being the Kings 4 years ago.
The Golden Knights enter Game 4 in Los Angeles with a 3-0 series lead over the Kings.
James Neal and William "Wild Bill" Karlsson scored 21 seconds apart in the 3rd period to lead the Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
The Golden Knights now lead the series 3-0 and are one game away from advancing to the Stanley Cup playoff quarter finals.
Many enthusiastic fans gathered outside City National Arena on Saturday to give the team support as they took off for the next game in Los Angeles.
Game 2 Recap: Friday, April 13, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights win 2-1 in overtime and go up two games to none in their best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Kings in front of 18,588 fans at T-Mobile Arena.
Vegas' Alex Tuch put the Golden Knights up early with a power-play goal just shy of 15 minutes into the first period. Los Angeles tied the game with their own power-play goal by Paul LaDue with 4:03 remaining in the second period.
The game's final goal was scored in the second overtime by Vegas' Erik Haula.
The Golden Knights and Kings will play again on Sunday, Apr. 15, at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. That game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.