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    The Washington Capitals continue to Tennessee Titans Hoodies Sweatshirts find ways to grind out victories away from home.Lars Eller recorded a three-point night andBraden Holtby made 37 saves, including in the final two minutes, to help the Capitals even the Stanley Cup Final at a game apiece with a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.James Neal got the home crowd going le s than eight minutes after the opening puck drop, but Washington responded with three unanswered goals to turn the tide.Eller, who played significant minutesafter , took a beautiful feed from Michal Kempny and fired it into an e sentially empty net to tie the game late in the first.GOLDEN STANDARD Eller turned provider in the second period, setting up Alex Ovechkin’s first career Stanley Cup Final goal and . The Capitals looked poised to run away with the game near the midway point of the contest, but their lack of discipline nearly cost them.Shea Theodore scored a power play tally in the final three minutes of the second to cut the deficit to one and the Golden Knights had their chances to level things in the third. Vegas had a 5-on-3 power play for 69 seconds, but managed just one shot on Holtby’s net in that span.The Golden Knights piled on the pre sure at the end, but Holtby came up clutch down the stretch to preserve the win. Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves in the lo s for the Golden Knights.The series will now shift to Washington D.C. for Game 3on Saturday (8:00 p.m. ET).MORE: Here’s how it went down as Sporting News provided live updates of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. (All times Eastern) Third Period 11:03 p.m. That’s it! A scrum breaks out after the final whistle, but the Capitals won’t care. Washington hasevened the series at a game apiece with a 3-2 victory at T-Mobile Arena.11:01p.m. With Fleury on the bench for an extra attacker,Miller fires a shot just wide and the Capitals ice the puck with 10.8 seconds remaining.10:56 p.m. Incredible save by Holtby! The Capitals netminder robs Alex Tuch right in front with the paddle of his stick to deny a sure goal. Somehow this game isn’t tied. Wow. Save of the year candidate for sure.OH MY HOLTBY Sporting News Canada (@ Jamal Carter Jersey sportingnewsca) 10:54 p.m. Marche sault finally ends that drought, but Holtby holds on with 3:38 to play. Fleury remains in his net for now.10:50 p.m. Vegas hasn’t had a shot on goal since its extended power play ended over nine minutes of game time ago. We’ve got le s than five minutes remaining in regulation.10:47 p.m. Niskanen fires a rolling puck on goal, but Fleury is able to extend his right pad out in time to keep this a one-goal game.10:41p.m. Eller chips the puck behind the net to Vrana, who goes for a wrap-around andtakes a swipeat the rebound atFleury’s near post. The goaltender looked a little unsure of where the puck was, but managed to keep it out.10:31 p.m. Huge kill for the Capitals! The Golden Knights take their time on the 5-on-3 and aren’t able to getanything past Holtby. The Washington netmindermakes a few more saves through traffic after Wilson returns to the ice as the Capitalssurivive. Vegas gets off nine shots and records five chances, but can’t find an equalizing goal.Nine shots on goal for Vegas on the overlapping penalties, but only 2 on the 5-on-3. Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) 10:27 p.m. Nate Schmidt finds Miller, whomakes a move towards the net and gets hooked by Eller. Vegas will have a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:09.10:22 p.m. Vegas’ fourth line causes some more problems for Washingon as Vince Young Jersey Reaves redirects a shot on goal that Holtby barely gets a pad on. Tom Wilson then takes an interference penalty to give the Golden Knights another power play. They’re 1-3 on the night and scored on their last opportunity.10:20 p.m. The puck is dropped for the start of the third period. Brooks Orpik’s is the difference at the moment.Second period: Capitals 3, Golden Knights 2 Shots: Golden Knights 24, Capitals 20 10:02 p.m. And with that, we head to the second intermi sion with Washington holdinga one-goallead.10:01p.m. PING! Eller enters the zoneon a 2-on-1 rush, he feathers a pa s acro s to Vrana for a first-time shot the beats Fleury but strikes the post.Vrana hits the post and Fleury makes sure to thank his buddy. NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) 9:57 p.m.Goal Vegas! Right off the faceoff, Shea Theodore fires a shot from the point through traffic that finds its way into the corner Ola Adeniyi Jersey of the net. Good screen in front by Alex Tuch as the Golden Knights finally convert a power play. We’ve got a game again… 3-2 Capitals, 2:13 remaining in the period. . brings the back to within a goal. NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) 9:56 p.m. Another offensive zone penalty, but this one is going to Washington. Oshie runs over Miller in retaliation and is whistled for interference. Vegas is 0-2 on the power play so far with just one shot on goal.9:51 p.m. Washington kills off the remaining power play as we enter the final five minutes of the period.9:46p.m. Orlov turns the puck over and Carpenter escapes the zone on a breakaway. The Capitals defenseman hooks him and we’ll play 4-on-4 for 26 seconds before Vegas gets a brief power play opportunity.9:44p.m. That’s Orpik’s first goalof any kind, regular season or playoffs,since Feb. 2016. The Capitals will get a chance to add to their lead as Reaves is sent to the box for roughing.Brooks Orpik scores to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead. That’s Orpik’s first goal of any kind, regular season or playoffs, since Feb. 26, 2016. CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) 9:41p.m.Goal Washington! Brooks Orpik gives the Capitals a two-goal lead! Lars Eller plays creatoronce againas he feathers a drop-pa s for the defenseman, who fires a shot off a body in front that bounces off ice then hits the post and gets past Fleury. 3-1 Capitals, 10:19 remaining in the period. Orpik gives the a 3-1 lead. NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) 9:37p.m. We’ll play some more4-on-4 hockey as Backstrom and Haula tangle and are whistled for coincidental holding penalties.9:31p.m. Goal Washington! Gue s who? Alex Ovechkin gives the Capitals the lead from his favorite Anthony Rush Jersey spot below the circle. Eller plays a nifty feed through the blue paint and Ovechkin lifts a shot over Fleury’s pad for his first career Stanley Cup Final goal. Bad penalty from Tuch and Washington capitalizes on the power play. 2-1 Capital

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