NHL Stanley Cup finals — Game One

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins for Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals. No matter who you are rooting for there is one thing that we can all agree on, this is going to be an exciting match-up.

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 11: The Stanley Cup is on display during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup media day at the United Center on June 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Media Day
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 11: The Stanley Cup is on display during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup media day at the United Center on June 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 11: The Stanley Cup is on display during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup media day at the United Center on June 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Media Day
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 11: The Stanley Cup is on display during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup media day at the United Center on June 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
May 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
May 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
May 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby speaks during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Holtby used midseason reprieve for personal growth
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby speaks during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby pauses near the team bench during an NHL hockey practice Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Holtby used midseason reprieve for personal growth
Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby pauses near the team bench during an NHL hockey practice Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby speaks with reporters during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Holtby used midseason reprieve for personal growth
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby speaks with reporters during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson speaks during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson speaks during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin meets with members of the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin meets with members of the media during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin listens to a question during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin listens to a question during an NHL hockey media day for the Stanley Cup, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant, center, speaks during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant, center, speaks during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury blocks a shot during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury blocks a shot during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant, center, speaks during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Capitals, Golden Knights in improbable Stanley Cup Final
Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant, center, speaks during an NHL hockey practice, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) deflects the puck wide of the net during first period NHL hockey action against the Winnipeg Jets' during Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) deflects the puck wide of the net during first period NHL hockey action against the Winnipeg Jets' during Western Conference Finals, game 5, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, winds up for a shot during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, winds up for a shot during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, exits the locker room for an NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, exits the locker room for an NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff hockey series in Tampa, Fla. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff hockey series in Tampa, Fla. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal in the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal in the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a young fan cheers during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a young fan cheers during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, back, celebrates his goal with Luca Sbisa during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, back, celebrates his goal with Luca Sbisa during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, young Vegas Golden Knights fans cheers before the start an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Chicago Blackhawks in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, young Vegas Golden Knights fans cheers before the start an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Chicago Blackhawks in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Apr 25, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after a goal is scored during the first period in game seven of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Apr 25, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after a goal is scored during the first period in game seven of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates with the puck during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, winds up for a shot during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, winds up for a shot during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, skates during NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, exits the locker room for an NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, exits the locker room for an NHL hockey practice, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff hockey series in Tampa, Fla. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff hockey series in Tampa, Fla. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal in the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Ovechkin slays demons on first trip to Stanley Cup Final
FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal in the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Ovechkin is having fun, scoring goals, leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final and destroying the bad rep some laid on him for not being able to get past the second round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a young fan cheers during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, a young fan cheers during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, back, celebrates his goal with Luca Sbisa during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, back, celebrates his goal with Luca Sbisa during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, young Vegas Golden Knights fans cheers before the start an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Chicago Blackhawks in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, young Vegas Golden Knights fans cheers before the start an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Chicago Blackhawks in Las Vegas. The love affair between a city and its new team wasn't totally unexpected. Las Vegas was, after all, a town starved for major league sports. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)
Apr 25, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after a goal is scored during the first period in game seven of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Apr 25, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) after a goal is scored during the first period in game seven of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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