Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

UCF fans take issue with Las Vegas Golden Knights' national anthem twist

UCF fans take issue with Las Vegas Golden Knights' national anthem twist

The Stanley Cup Final is underway at T-Mobile Arena with the Capitals meeting the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

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The Capitals ended up falling to the Golden Knights 5-4. Be sure to check out the full TV schedule for rest of the second round, and stay on top of our individual first-round series breakdowns across both conferences. None of the remaining six Stanley Cup Final games is scheduled to go head to head with the National Basketball Association.

- Marc-Andre Fleury and Braden Holtby have been two of the hottest goaltenders during the postseason.

And somewhat fittingly for a team dubbed the Golden Misfits, it came off the stick of an undrafted, fourth-line forward who had been playing in the minors at this time a year ago. The Golden Knights continued to be the league's best attraction, heading into contests and during them, and they grabbed a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals as a result. "A lot of times you feel like the game is going in one direction and then they score and we score". "Like the last game (against the Winnipeg Jets), I went and cleaned the garage".

The Caps came right back, though, scoring two goals to claim their first lead of the series.

Vegas prevailed because it missed nearly no chances while Washington hit a crossbar and whiffed on a flawless game-tying opportunity in the waning seconds. Colin Miller got the scoring started on the power play 7:15 into the contest, beginning a game-long trend of trading tallies throughout night. "We haven't seen a championship or even a final in so many years", said Barber.

"We had a directive from George about the type of players we wanted, and we concentrated on those players". We have a whole other level to our game.

The Capitals then went ahead for the first time just 42 seconds later when Backstrom, who suffered a hand injury in the second round that forced him to miss four games, scored his fifth.

They received unlikely help from defenseman Deryk Engelland to take a 3-2 lead when Engelland jumped up to start a 3-on-2 rush that led to Smith pounding home an open look in front of Holtby at 3:21 of the second period.

Harper may not have expected the Golden Knights to reach this point, but he at least imagined the possibility that Vegas would face his adopted hometown's Capitals in the finals.

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