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2018 Stanley Cup Final: Game 3 open thread

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The series moves to Capital One Arena.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals seek their first home win in a Stanley Cup Final when they host the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at Capital One Arena.

The Capitals leveled the series with a 3-2 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday. Lars Eller had three points and Braden Holtby made a sprawling save for Washington to hold off Vegas. The Capitals scored all three of their goals after losing center Evgeny Kuznetsov with an upper-body injury he sustained on a hit by Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb. Kuznetsov is questionable for Game 3.

Washington is still searching for its first home win in a Cup Final. The Caps went 0-2 against the Detroit Red Wings in the 1998 Cup Final. The Red Wings limited them to one goal in each game at MCI Center as Detroit finished off a four-game sweep. Game 3 on Saturday will be the first road game in a Cup Final for Vegas.

The Knights rallied for a 4-3 regular-season win over the Caps on Feb. 4 at Capital One Arena. Reilly Smith and Alex Tuch scored in the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for his 390th career victory. The Caps turned to backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer, who stopped 27 shots.

How to watch Saturday’s game:

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule

Matchup Series Time TV
Matchup Series Time TV
Game 5: Washington at Vegas WSH 3-1 7 p.m. NBC

SB Nation sites to follow on Twitter:

Vegas (@knightsonice) at Washington (@JapersRink)