They're deep - they've scored an average of 3.47 goals per game and allowed 2.47- and they can be physical, potentially an asset.
Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the expansion Golden Knights opened an improbable Final with a thrilling 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz doesn't expect Wilson to face supplemental discipline for his hit on Marchessault and believes the 24-year-old will be in the linuep for Wednesday's Game 2.
Golden Knights fourth-liner Ryan Reaves added: "It was a late blindside hit like Wilson always does". Marchessault would return to the game after passing the concussion protocol.
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The Capitals pressed late with Holtby on the bench, with Lars Eller flubbing on a wide-open net, but were unable to find an equalizer before Nosek sealed it.
A couple who survived the October shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival has named their newborn after one of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey players, saying the team has brought some positivity into their lives after the tragedy.
"All the fans recognize the auto", Marchessault said. Wilson served a minor for interference after officials deliberated on the penalty for several moments, perhaps considering something more harsh.
As incensed teammates flocked to Wilson, Marchessault headed to the locker room under his own power. "I don't know if you guys knew, but I told everybody I was going to save them for the playoffs". "I believe it was a good, clean hit". CBC Sports' Rob Pizzo looks at two players from each team who could take home the award as playoff MVP.
Wilson has been under the microscope during Washington's playoff run, serving a three-game suspension for a devastating hit on Zach Aston-Reese of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round. Goaltender Braden Holtby wasn't the first-round starter but seized the job and shut out the Lightning over the last 159 minutes and 27 seconds of the East final.
But first, they'll have to catch the speedy Golden Knights. But Washington rebounded to take a 2-1 lead with two goals in the span of 42 seconds.
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