Stanley Cup Final


Alex Goykhman

The Stanley Cup Finals are underway as the Golden Knights and the Capitals look to claim their first Stanley Cup.

Landon DeBoer, Staff Writer

In their inaugural season, the Vegas Golden Knights are taking on the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final. With both teams looking to win their first Stanley Cup and cement their names in the history books, the competition is fierce.

After a high scoring, 6-4 win for the Golden Knights in game one, the Golden Knights have taken a 1-0 series lead. The Capitals will look to bounce back in game two of the series in Las Vegas, where they will try to even the series at one game a piece. After game two, the series will move to D.C. where the Capitals will host games three and four. If necessary, the Golden Knights would host a game five and seven, and the Capitals would host a potential game six.

The entire postseason, the Golden Knights and Capitals have had lockdown goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury for the Golden Knights and Braden Holtby for the Capitals. Although this outstanding goaltending was not shown in game one, NHL fans will watch these two masters at work during the remaining games of the series.

Whichever team can claim the Stanley Cup, there will be a good story for the media. If the Golden Knights win, this will be the first time that when a single expansion team enters league they are able to claim the Stanley Cup in their first season. If the Capitals are able to win the Stanley Cup Final, they too will have their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Also, the Capitals would be giving star forward and future Hall of Famer, Alexander Ovechkin, the first Stanley Cup of his illustrious 13 year career in the NHL.

As the series unfolds, NHL fans will wait to see which team can raise the Stanley Cup for their city and fans.

Here are the game times, channels and dates for the series according to Sports Media Watch:

Game 2: Capitals at Golden Knights (5/30 on NBCSN)

Game 3: Golden Knights at Capitals (6/2 on NBCSN)

Game 4: Golden Knights at Capitals (6/4 on NBC)

Game 5*: Capitals at Golden Knights (6/7 on NBC)

Game 6*: Golden Knights at Capitals (6/10 on NBC)

Game 7*: Capitals at Golden Knights (6/13 on NBC)

(* = if necessary) (All games are at 7 p.m. CT)