In a town where you never quite know what you're going to see, the Stanley Cup final opener had just about everything you can imagine.
Nosek was in the right place at the right time for the decisive goal. The game crossed its 5.5-point over/under midway through the second period and saw a combined 43 shots on goal by the second intermission.
After the game, there was plenty of chatter about Wilson's hit on Marchessault, and some discussion about possible supplementary discipline.
Fourth line leads Golden Knights to thrilling Game 1 win over Capitals
Don't get him wrong, Bryce Harper is happy that the Washington Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Finals. Vegas wasn't out of the woods just yet, though. Referees Wes McCauley and Marc Joannette missed a blatant cross-check by Reaves on John Carlson on the sequence he scored. The Golden Knights' David Perron also received a matching penalty for going after Alex Ovechkin, so there was no power play on the hit.
Now that we know the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the conversation regarding who should be the Conn Smythe Trophy victor can truly begin. And it turns out that a Game 1 victory for the home team has often led to a Stanley Cup victory for the club with home-ice advantage, as well. The two teams combined for 62 shots on goal, and the third period alone featured four goals.
Wilson, meanwhile, didn't feel he delivered a dirty hit on Marchessault.
"I haven't obviously slowed it down and looked at it, but I think he'd probably say he shouldn't have admired his pass, and I'm just finishing my check", Wilson said.
Wilson has been under the microscope during Washington's playoff run, serving a three-game suspension for a devastating hit on Zach Aston-Reese of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round. "He was yelling at me from the bench".
Forward Ryan Reaves, hardly a beacon of good behavior himself, added: "It was a late, blindside hit like Wilson always does". Goaltender Braden Holtby wasn't the first-round starter but seized the job and shut out the Lightning over the last 159 minutes and 27 seconds of the East final.
As one might expect, historically speaking, the Golden Knights will enter Game 1 with a slight edge given they'll be hitting the ice at home.
As the score would attest, offense wasn't in short supply in Game 1.
Open thread game seven: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors
May 29, 2018 - 10:58
The Rockets played themselves out of the playoffs and they did it by lazily launching 3-pointers instead of attacking the paint. Iguodala averaged 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game in the first three bouts of the series.
Shane Watson masterclass seals third IPL title for Super Kings
May 28, 2018 - 15:26
Raina chipped in with 32 off 24 balls. ( Ambati) Rayudu for example is 33, he's someone who is fit, covers a lot of ground. Soon, the Australian slammed his second century of the season off just 51 deliveries through a single off Rashid Khan.
Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring downpours to Middle TN
May 28, 2018 - 15:15
Forecasters expected Alberto to intensify to a tropical storm Saturday morning, but do not anticipate it to become a hurricane. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Saturday in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto .
Pakistan cruise to victory against England at Lord's
May 28, 2018 - 15:00
Pakistan have been fined for a slow over-rate in their first Test win over England at Lord's. Buttler was then 66 not out and Bess 55 not out.
Danica Patrick fans tweet well-wishes after her Indy 500 crash
May 28, 2018 - 08:56
But all three needed enough gas to get to the finish line, and it was Power who was frantically chasing them down. Penske said if Castroneves won a fourth, he'd get a chance at a fifth and the team confirmed that after the race.
Ireland set to end abortion ban in landslide vote: Exit polls
May 26, 2018 - 10:59
RTE's exit poll suggested 69.4 per cent in favour of the Yes side in the referendum and 30.6 per cent for "No". The polls are open as the nation votes in a referendum to repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment.
Royal wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan's pic on steps taken by chance
May 26, 2018 - 10:30
As soon as Kensington Royal posted the family photo with the children on Instagram , fans on social media went absolutely insane . Just before the royal wedding of Duke and Duchess of Sussex , Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married at St.
Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread
May 26, 2018 - 08:32
It has urged travelers to be extra cautious while visiting Kozhikode , Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur districts. Ordinary symptoms like fever and headache followed by drowsiness, weakness, lethargy and confusion occurs.
Chris Paul of Houston Rockets exits with hamstring injury
May 26, 2018 - 04:30
It is a journey that has attracted a lot of attention - last night's Game 5 pulled in a 7.0 in metered market ratings for TNT . This slowed-down pace has disrupted the Warriors, whose 72 shot attempts Thursday night were their lowest of the season.
Democrats say briefings did not support Trump's claim of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spy'
May 26, 2018 - 02:56
Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who Trump asked to help organize the meetings, attended both sessions, as did Emmet T. Over the weekend, the president demanded the Department of Justice to start an investigation into the matter.
Trump Cancels Summit, North Korean Leaders Leave Door Open For Talks
May 25, 2018 - 19:38
Typically, these talks end with North Korea walking away or taking provocative actions that force the United States to walk away. Trump said North Korea's recent "tremendous anger and open hostility" toward the USA made the summit inappropriate.
Kushner's Security Clearance Restored After Three-Month Delay
May 24, 2018 - 09:09
Kushner's attorney would not rule out that Mueller might ask Kushner for a third interview, though Lowell said it was unlikely. But now it appears that the investigators haven't found anything which would have deemed Kushner a security threat.
Ariana Grande Sends Love To Fans On Manchester Bombing Anniversary
May 24, 2018 - 02:52
Tweeting alongside the clip, she wrote: "so wish i were there with u all today. u have no idea. love you so v much". Bells were scheduled to ring out from the town hall at 10.31pm, marking the moment the attack took place.
PayPal snaps up Swedish rival iZettle for this much
May 18, 2018 - 16:33
As far as this acquisition is concerned, iZettle being part of PayPal would help the company to expand its service to Europe. The news came just after iZettle announced last week that it would list an IPO on the Nasdaq in Stockholm later this year.
EU Commission launches measures to protect EU business in Iran
May 18, 2018 - 16:16
Meanwhile, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation called on the European signatories to make up for the USA withdrawal from the agreement .