Stanley Cup Playoffs

Schmidt scores twice to lift Vegas past Capitals, 5-3

Schmidt scores twice to lift Vegas past Capitals, 5-3

Nate Schmidt scored twice in the final two minutes to lift the Vegas Golden Knights over the Washington Capitals, 5-3, on Tuesday night.

It was the first time Washington skated at T-Mobile Arena since winning and hoisting Stanley Cup in June.

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. The former Capital added an empty-netter moments later.

Ryan Reaves , Pierre Edouard-Bellemare and Cody Eakin also scored for the Golden Knights, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves.

Jakub Vrana had two goals and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington. Holtby also stopped 23...

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