Caps' Kuznetsov practises but status unclear for Game 3

Caps' Kuznetsov practises but status unclear for Game 3

Caps' Kuznetsov practises but status unclear for Game 3

The Capitals could be trailing the Stanley Cup Final 2-0 if not for Holtby's heroics in the final moments of Game 2; he had no business making that save against Tuch, but he did and it helped Washington tie the series.

The Russian centre, who leads the overall National Hockey League playoff scoring race with 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists), skated off Wednesday night and went straight to the locker-room favouring his left arm after the crushing first-period collision that saw him tumble to the ice along the boards.

"The more I'm out there, the more I feel on the puck - better flow in my game", Eller said.

Vegas had a two-man advantage for 1:09 early in the third, but couldn't get the puck past Braden Holtby. Kuznetsov left the game and did not return. Game 5 will be back in Vegas next Thursday.

No team has ever won the Stanley Cup losing six playoff games at home, and though the Capitals could lose another home game (or two) and still win the series, expect them to come out fired up Saturday for Game 3 in front of their home fans, who have waited 20 years to see a Stanley Cup Final game. Washington was swept by Detroit in its only other Final appearance, in 1998.

"I'm excited", said Ovechkin, who waited 13 seasons to make the third round, let alone play at home in the final. "We're going to play well and work hard and compete hard".

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With 85 hits between the squads in Washington's 3-2 win in Game 2 following a combined 63 in Vegas's Game 1 win, the Golden Knights are stressing the importance of sticking to their identity in Game 3.

"We are just not at home anymore, so we have to dumb down the game a bit, keep it simple", said Reaves, who stressed a strength of his team is its ability to play its game on the road.

The Knights, meanwhile, are 6-2 on the road in the playoffs and have yet to lose two straight in any fashion this spring. "The Knights, in my mind, really put the exclamation point that we're the sports capital of the world, not only what they've done on the ice in this historic season but how they brought the community together". "It's the final and everyone gets so hyped up and you try to do too much sometimes in the neutral zone and make plays that aren't there".

We all know the chemistry Backstrom and forward Alex Ovechkin have, so it was no surprise how effective they were, including Backstrom getting an assist on Ovechkin's power-play goal in the second period of an eventual 3-2 Capitals win that tied the best-of-7 series 1-1.

"We'll do the best we can (in Game 3) and hopefully we play a real good game on the road".

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