The Washington Capitals longtime captain and legend, Alex Ovechkin, will play the first home Final game of that career, just two days after scoring the first NHL Stanley Cup Finals goal of his 14-year career. The Capitals drafted him in 2004. As NJ reports, the Vegas Golden Knights storm into Capital One Area in Washington, D.C., for Game 3, a game that will live stream with both teams hoping to break the 1-1 deadlock in what has already been a wild and physical series.
The first two games played at the home of the expansion Golden Knights saw 14 goals by 14 different players, according to Bleacher Report. But one of those, coming at 5:38 of the second period in Game 2, belonged to Ovechkin — who, of course, has reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.
Ovechkin's 12-goal outburst in the Eastern Conference Playoffs was essential in powering his team into the final, as Yahoo Sports reported. The goal gave Washington a lead in Game 2, allowing the Capitals to head home having negated the Vegas home-ice advantage.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The puck drops at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 2. That start time will be 5 p.m. in the Pacific Time Zone.
But the Capitals could be at a disadvantage, even at home, as they may be playing without 26-year-old center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who left Game 2 after taking a hard hit along the boards from Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb. According to NHL.com, Kuznetsov sustained an "upper body injury" and was listed as day-to-day, but by Friday, he had not yet been cleared by the team's doctors.
The Capitals went on to win the game 3-2 even without their leading scorer in the playoffs, and Ovechkin was pleased with his team's reply to the physical hit that cost them perhaps their most important player.
"Good response by all of us," Ovechkin told ESPN. "We lost our top guy. But those guys play extra minutes, extra shifts, and whatever it takes."
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