NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE MAY 31ST NEWS-STANLEY CUP GAME 2

The Washington Capitals came away with a big road win in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final last night but a key player Evgeny Kuznetsov, was forced to leave the game early after a hip check into the boards from Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb.

Washington Capitals goalie’s Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct. coaches and teammates weren’t so calm about a save that will go down in Capitals history as the key to a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz called out Ryan Reaves for his hit on Tom Wilson in the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night.

On opening night, the Golden Knights honored the victims of the One October tragedy, including a ceremony with first responders such as Joseph Bruno of the University Medical Center trauma unit. Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Golden Knights are now only three wins away from bringing home hockey’s Stanley Cup, sportsbooks stand to lose an outrageous amount of money if that happens.

The NHL salary cap will fall somewhere between $78MM and $82MM meaning that there will be a significant increase next season.

Teams like the Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Tampa Bay Lightning were facing cap issues and likely would have been forced to shed salary.

Wayne Gretzky celebrates with Kings teammates after scoring his third goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during Game 7 of the Campbell Conference finals May 29, 1993. (David E. Klutho / Sports Illustrated / Getty Images)

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