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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A game that was two decades in the making does not disappoint as the Caps take a 2-1 series lead.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Caps365, Trotz, Ovechkin/Holtby, locker room, Oshie, Smith-Pelly), NHL, ESPN, AP, Sporting News, NJ.com, NBC Sports, PHT, USA Today, NYT, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, Peerless, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, FiCP, EOTP, LVRJ (and again), Las Vegas Sun, SinBin, and Knights on Ice.
  • Crazy stats from a home win for the good guys. [NBCSW]
  • Somehow the hit Brooks Orpik took to the head from James Neal didn’t keep him out of the rest of the game. [USA Today, The Score, WaPo]
  • Before the game, there was a question as to whether Evgeny Kuznetsov would even play... [NoVa Caps, WashTimes]
  • ...by the end, he was one of the heroes. [NHL, Sporting News, WashTimes]
  • The whole top trio was once again en fuego to help fuel the team to a 3-1 victory. [NHL (and again), PHT]
  • Outside of the arena was rocking before, during, and after the game. [WTOP, NHL, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • Of course, nothing inside or out matched the glitz of Vegas - and that’s okay. There are more important things to focus on. [WashTimes]
  • After less-than-ideal ice conditions in the first two games in the desert, humidity was the biggest concern ahead of Game 3. [WaPo]
  • Hey, so, Jonathan Marchessault - how did that purloined “hot lap” go for you? [NBC Sports]
  • And suddenly the Golden Knights find themselves in unfamiliar territory. [NHL]
  • It’s not panic time for Vegas yet, but they’ll need to improve - fast - if they want to stay in this series. [LVRJ, Sportsnet]
  • Meanwhile Barry Trotz is pushing all the right buttons for his team so far. [Yahoo! Canada]
  • Some players are able to maintain a stoic front during the playoffs. Alex Ovechkin is not one of those players. And thank god. [FTW, Sporting News]
  • 13 seasons into a storied career, his Stanley Cup Final debut has been well worth the wait. [TSN]
  • Also making his debut, potential UFA John Carlson picked a pretty phenomenal time to play the best hockey of his career. [Sportsnet]
  • Get a peek behind the curtain of how a Stanley Cup Final comes together with part one of a three-part audio series. [FTW]
  • He’s since been dismissed from his role, but former Bears bench boss Troy Mann has his fingerprints all over this Final. [AP]
  • Former Cap Nate Schmidt (who?) is back in DC with one goal in mind. [THW]
  • This Caps fan skipped her prom to attend Game 3; someone has her priorities straight for sure. [NoVa Caps]