After a tight first period, things really opened up in the second period and both teams combined to score a whopping five goals. On top of that, tempers boiled over following Reilly Smith's go-ahead goal and it turned into a WWE style melee behind the Capitals net. Jonathan Marchessault did his best Jimmy Superfly Snucka impression, too. What a period.
In case you didn't know, hockey players can be superstitious creatures. Prior to Game 2 Marc-Andre Fleury mocked Alex Ovechkin by squirting Gatorade over his spot on the ice, which is one of Ovechkin's pre-game ritual. But Ovechkin got Fleury back before Game 5 when he skated over center ice and slashed Flower on his pads. MAF took exception to this and chased Ovi across the ice, but nothing transpired. He later got him back with a slash of his own near the end of warmups. The two smiled and skated away. You gotta love hockey players and their many superstitions.
After a brief technical difficulty, which was due to a gust of wind blowing water from the fountains onto the set and soaking everything and everyone, Panic! At The Disco performed their show this afternoon in the Bellagio Fountains. Since the band has a show in San Jose later tonight, they had to perform this afternoon instead of during the pre-game show. Regardless, it's not a bad way to spend a Thursday afternoon.
For Game 5 the Vegas Golden Knights will be handing out these strip inspired rally towels, sponsored by the Cosmopolitan, of course. I must admit, these are mighty fine looking towels that are apparently high quality, too.
With the Capitals in a clinching scenario, the Stanley Cup has arrived in Las Vegas for Game 5. Thanks to the extra day off between games, Lord Stanley was able to get some R&R in the Mandalay Bay's lazy river. Watch carefully at the end of the video and you can see the keeper of Lord Stanley in the water awaiting the Cup with his white gloves on because, you know, no finger prints are allowed on the Cup until it has been won.
After bringing out Lil' Jon and Imagine Dragons for Games 1 and 2, the Golden Knights will have another famous act on Thursday, as Vegas native Panic! at the Disco announced they will perform before Game 5.
Gallant said he would need 4-5 days ice time to be ready to play so he could return next Tuesday in Edmonton.
A brief rundown of all the players who will be attending the 2017 Rookie Camp this week, where they come from and where they are expected to go this season.
A look at Vegas Golden Knights D performance last season and where they stack up against the rest of the league.
Stats, quotes from scouting reports, and future projections for all of the Vegas Golden Knight 2017 NHL Entry Draft picks.