Washington played as you might think a team trailing in the Stanley Cup Final would in beating the Golden Knights 3-2 on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena, meaning the Capitals showed a focus and determination and toughness that Vegas must now combat as things head to the nation’s capital for Games 3 and 4.
Lars Eller, a 29-year-old journeyman from Denmark, scored a goal and had two assists as Washington evened the best-of-seven series with a 3-2 win at T-Mobile Arena.
About 8:20 p.m., a nourthbound Mercedes-Benz hit a man who was crossing North Decatur Boulevard near West Bonanza Road, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon. He died at a local hospital.
If Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was largely a case of Washington giveth and Vegas taketh away, Game 2 was a matter of the Capitals not giving anything more away.
The Capitals didn’t let William Karlsson’s line dominate in Game 2 after Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith had two goals and two assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Washington Capitals opened as minus 140 home favorites over the Knights (plus 120) in Game 3 on Saturday at Capital One Arena.
The Knights react in the locker room after a Game 2 loss to the Capitals.
The Washington Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 3-2 on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena to tie the best-of-seven series 1-1.
Dan Reynolds and Imagine Dragons bandmates Daniel Platzman, Wayne Sermon and Ben McKee rocked T-Mobile Arena with a pregame performance of “Whatever It Takes” before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant talks after the Knights loss in game two against the Washington Capitals.