Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
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Washington Capitals vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/18, Prediction & Odds

Washington Capitals vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/18, Prediction & Odds

Reaves and Wilson already had a thing going in the game. However, that came after he served a 14-game suspension (reduced after appeal) for an illegal check to the head of Oskar Sundqvist on September 30.

His latest, a questionable hit on New Jersey's Brett Seney on November 30, earned Wilson a match penalty but no suspension. He was ruled out with an "upper-body injury" shortly after and didn't return to the game.

This hit came only two days after Wilson hit New Jersey Devils forward Brett Seney in a similar fashion. Certain moments stick out to Connolly from the seconds and minutes after Washington's bench emptied in unbridled joy, from how he and forward T.J. Oshie just screamed in each other's faces to when his family came down from the stands to join him, his grandfather touching the Cup for the first time.

Usually, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is the one dishing out illegal hits around the National Hockey League.

Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves was ejected from Tuesday's game for a late hit to Tom Wilson, but he will not face any supplemental discipline from the league for that hit. Cody Eakin wasted no time capitalizing on that momentum.

Back at even strength, Vegas tied the game on a Pierre-Edouard Bellemare tip out front. In games when the Capitals scored three or more goals, Washington is 14-3-3. Vrana found a soft spot and Evgeny Kuznetsov made no mistake finding him for the goal.


Schmidt scored twice in the final two minutes to lift the Golden Knights over the Capitals 5-3.

Schmidt burst through the neutral zone and beat goalie Braden Holtby with a tiebreaking wrist shot with 1:24 left for his first goal of the season. It's a pretty special feeling for us as individuals, our team, our organization, everything. Vegas killed all four of Washington's power-play opportunities.

Thus far in 2018-19, the Karlsson line has accumulated 23 goals while all three of its members are skating over 19 minutes a night.

The Capitals, meanwhile, remained top of the Metropolitan Division with 33 points, despite losing their second game in a row. Duke got to the airport at 5 a.m. today for a flight to Las Vegas and was one of the first on the ice at City National Arena for the Golden Knights' optional skate at noon.

Coach Gerard Gallant did not commit to Duke playing in Thursday's home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Golden Knights will be looking for much of the same this time around, to start another win streak, after their five-gamer ended on Saturday in Edmonton.

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