The Stanley Cup ultimate is nearly right here. Earlier than the primary puck drops between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals, discover out the schedule, watch and extra need-to-know information!
The 2018 Stanley Cup Ultimate begins on Might 28. Historical past goes to be made, in some way. On one facet of the rink, the Washington Capitals are making their second Ultimate look within the crew’s 40-plus yr historical past. On the opposite finish are the Vegas Golden Knights, who’ve joined the NHL this season. The enlargement crew is simply 4 wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup in victory. The Caps, and their long-suffering fanbase, are additionally hungry for a win, so count on some distinctive motion when Recreation 01 hits the ice on Might 28 at 8:00 PM ET.
You may watch this sport through NBC Sports activities. NBC is the house for the Stanley Cup. Recreation 01 might be on NBC, with Video games 2 and the three on NBC Sports activities Community. The remainder of the collection will conclude on NBC, who will stream the video games on NBCSports.com. A paid tv subscription might be wanted to look at on-line. The video games may even be obtainable on CBC, SN and TVA Sports activities
Sure, historical past might be made. One among these groups will win their first Stanley Cup, and if the Golden Knights do it, they are going to accomplish one thing marvelous. They turned the primary enlargement crew in all of sports activities to achieve the championship spherical because the St. Louis Blues did it in 1968. The Capitals weren’t even a crew again then, as they entered the NHL in 1974. The Caps made it to the Ultimate in 1998, however had been swept by the Detroit Purple Wings.
For the longest time, Washington appeared cursed. They only couldn’t progress past the second spherical of the playoffs. But, the Caps pulled it off. After defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets within the opening spherical, they went on to ship their bitter rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, packing. They discovered the Tampa Bay Lightning by way of seven video games, lastly incomes a spot within the ultimate.
The Golden Knights have stormed their method to the ultimate. They swept the Los Angeles Kings earlier than skewering the San Jose Sharks in six video games. They solely wanted 5 video games to floor the Winnipeg Jets, making certain that for an additional yr, a Canadian crew won’t win the Stanley Cup.
“They’re an exquisite story,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper instructed ESPN. “It’s a hit story is what it’s. It’s not a Cinderella story,” he stated. “There’s been discuss of ‘how might that occur’ or no matter. I’ll let you know the way it occurred: They acquired an proprietor that employed an unreal GM, and so they acquired an unreal GM that employed an unreal coach. They had been all left to do their jobs. They got a framework to work with. They might’ve screwed it up, or they might’ve executed very well, and so they selected to do very well.”
Full Schedule (all instances EST)
Recreation 01 – Monday, Might 28, Eight p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights
Recreation 02 – Wednesday, Might 30, Eight p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights
Recreation 03 – Saturday, June 2, Eight p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals
Recreation 04 – Monday, June 4, Eight p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals
Recreation 05* – Thursday, June 7, Eight p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights
Recreation 06* – Sunday, June 10, Eight p.m.: Golden Knights @ Capitals
Recreation 07* – Wednesday, June 13, Eight p.m.: Capitals @ Golden Knights