Washington Capitals fans have a lot of reasons to be grinning, whether it’s because the Caps took a 2-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final or the induction of Caps Crab into D.C. hockey lore.
Therefore, there should be no reason to miss the game tonight. Trailing in a series for the first time all postseason, the Golden Knights will need to recall the offensive force that clinched their Game 1 victory last week to stave off collapse.
In an attempt to bolster Vegas’ offense, coach Gerard Gallant has called up Tomas Tatar in the 11th hour to aid the Knights’ struggling offense. A former Detroit Red Wings forward, Tatar recorded 16 goals and 12 assists in 60 games before he was traded to Vegas in February. He’ll likely replace David Perron.
Following Capitals goalkeeper Braden Holtby’s spectacular 39-save Game 2— highlighted by “The Save” — and stood fast against 62 shot attempts in Game 3, the goalie is treading in uncertain waters, having never played this far into a season in his career.