'Flower' wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Fleury

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The expansion Knights won Game 1, but have now lost three straight for the first time since late November and early December.

The series now shifts back to Las Vegas for a critical Game 5.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitals in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena.

Neal scored 5:43 into the third period.

Jones on the difference between the two teams in the first period: "The difference is confidence and lacking confidence". His goal broke up Braden Holtby's shutout bid. A surprise in the final has been fourth-line winger Tomas Nosek, who has three goals in three games for Vegas.

Smith added another with 7:35 left in the game, but Michal Kempny answered with a goal little more than minute later to restore a three-goal lead. T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly all scored in the first period. He finished with 28 saves.

The Golden Knights have earned rave reviews this season for their great starts, and relentless playing style.

I think you can make the argument that Marchessault has been Vegas' best player and maybe the best player on the ice (no player has generated more risky shots than him on either side), but on the other end of the spectrum is their big goal-scorer in William Karlsson. James Neal, David Perron, and Erik Haula have one unsafe shot attempt apiece, which is strikingly unproductive and well below norms.

The Capitals have not trailed at any point since their Game 1 loss.

Getty The Capitals are one win away from the Stanley Cup.

Milbury on the importance of Game 4 for the Golden Knights: "I don't think there's any question that Vegas is going to be all-in on this one". He knows all about the plastic rats in Florida, the octopi in Detroit and the catfish in Nashville. A goal in that spot would have taken the Capital One Arena crowd out of it early.

Merritt bought a crab from a local restaurant before Game 3 and brought it into the arena with hope. If you total up the numbers, that trio - even with Karlsson struggling - still has 11 unsafe shot attempts through three games, which is comfortably the best in the series.

Without tickets to Game 4, Merritt only hopes someone else follows his lead. One more strong first period may have Washington win its first Stanley Cup.

"Our guys that have a lot of speed can go back deeper, gather some speed, and then the defensemen can try and freeze the first forechecker, kick it wide, and then these guys come in with speed".

Connolly added another power-play goal for Washington with 69 seconds remaining to round out the scoring for Washington, which now sits just one win away from the Cup after all the playoff heartbreak that dots its history. Instead of loitering in "his office" at the left point, he got involved in the scrum in front of the net and dove to push a rebound past Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Vegas nearly opened the scoring but sent one shot off the side of the net, while another hit the post with Capitals goalie Braden Holtby out of position on both efforts.

The Golden Knights look much quicker on offense than in Game 3, when they took only 22 shots.

James Neal had the puck on his stick and was staring at an open net. Washington was looking to take a very commanding lead on Monday night while Vegas was looking to bring the series back to Vegas tied at 2 but that was not the case on Monday night.

The Golden Knights have scored some of the prettiest, highlight reel-worthy goals in the National Hockey League this season.

The atmosphere was electric before the game. When it works effectively, not only does it limit changes against, but it creates the kind of odd-man rushes that have paced Washington's offense this postseason.

If the five Golden Knights skaters were outcompeted during this scramble, Fleury wasn't.

The fans waved white glow sticks and waved towels before the national anthem.

Milbury on what he expects from Vegas on Thursday: "They didn't roll over".

Walker, who was announced as a scratch for game four, made history in the regular season when he became the first Australian to play in the National Hockey League. If we don't step up our game, the same result's going to happen. The cheapest tickets available on Ticket IQ and StubHub are more than $1,000 each.

Vegas has scored three goals against the Washington Capitals in the past two games and fallen behind 2-1 in a series for the first time in the playoffs.

"It was a great stride forward for our team", said Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant, trying to stay positive.

Tatar has not played since Game 3 of the Western Conference final against Winnipeg. He has suited up in only six playoff games.

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