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Thousands of fans cheer on Vegas Golden Knights during Game 1

Posted at 4:55 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 08:55:20-04

Thousands of fans packed Toshiba Plaza in front of the T-Mobile Arena on Monday night for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals hit the ice after exciting pre-game festivities, including a free concert by rapper Lil Jon outside and an elaborate show on the ice before the puck dropped. 

It was hard-fought game. The score was tied up until the third period when the Knights were able to pull ahead. The final score was 6-4 and Vegas Golden Knights now lead the series 1-0. VGK's home record is 7-1 in playoffs. 

Other highlights during the game included Lee Greenwood singing "God Bless the USA" and Gladys Knight singing "God Bless America." Michael Buffer, who is the legendary boxing and wrestling announcer, introduced the teams. He even used his catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble."

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Fans say they are confident that the Golden Knights will bring home the cip. 

History is on our side. 48 teams that have one game one went on to win the Stanley Cup.

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If the Washington Capitals win, it will be their first Stanley Cup victory in history.