Marchessault on Wilson hit: ‘The league’s going to take care of it’

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The Capitals needed almost six minutes to get their first shot on net, and they were held to just a single shot on net for over 13 minutes to start the game.

On and off the ice, the first ever Stanley Cup final game in Las Vegas was just about as wild as you'd expect.

The Capitals are 8-2 on the road in the postseason; Vegas is 6-1 at home.

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But Fleury's struggles didn't matter because the Golden Knights' fourth line, which includes a Frenchman (Pierre-Édouard Bellemare), a Czech (Tomas Nosek) and a Canadian (Ryan Reaves), rode to the rescue. Braden Holtby made 28 saves for the Capitals, who are 0-5 in franchise history in the Stanley Cup Final.

Nosek was in the right place at the right time for the decisive goal.

Tom Wilson's fluky goal 1:10 into the third - tipped underneath the pads of Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who lost a feel for the puck and kicked it into his own net - put the Capitals ahead, 4-3. Midway through the second period, the Capitals and Golden Knights are tied 3-3.

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Anderson bowled Azhar in the third over but Sohail didn't hang around, hitting six fours and a six in a 32-ball knock. Buttler, though, was out in the second over of the day, having added just one run to his overnight score .

After the game, there was plenty of chatter about Wilson's hit on Marchessault, and some discussion about possible supplementary discipline. Wilson was assessed a two-minute interference penalty on the play.

As incensed teammates flocked to Wilson, Marchessault headed to the locker room under his own power.

Now that we know the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the conversation regarding who should be the Conn Smythe Trophy victor can truly begin. With a win, they would become the first expansion team in any of the four major USA sports leagues - the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL - to win a title in their first season. He said he'll leave it to the league to make any further decisions regarding Wilson, who was suspended for three games in the second round for a head shot against Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Zach Aston-Reese. "It looked good to me". Vegas could be in trouble should the rest of the series continue to be a high-scoring affair, because that would seemingly favor Washington.

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Together with Suresh Raina, who scored 32, Watson featured in a 117-run second wicket stand and took the game away from Hyderabad. While Du Plessis couldn't emulate his previous performance but it was his opening partner Watson who stuck around for a while.

Except, rumble is exactly what the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals did in Game 1 in the home of UFC.

As the score would attest, offense wasn't in short supply in Game 1.

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