Nothing stokes the intensity before a Stanley Cup Final like an all-out grammar war.
"We're a good defensive group, but we weren't tonight", Marchessault said.
But in this game, one that mattered so much to people who live in and around the most powerful city in the world, some who have waited all 43 years of Capitals existence, Wilson made a risky play. Vegas wasn't out of the woods just yet, though.
Initially, referees Marc Joannette and Wes McCauley missed the play. Wilson was eventually assessed a two-minute penalty for interference, and many in the nation's capital were left wondering why Reaves' goal didn't receive similar scrutiny.
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Like a No. 43 wrecking ball, the Capitals' frequent delinquent crashed the fun four minutes after scoring the what would have been the go-ahead goal, barreling into Marchessault's blind side. He went off with Golden Knights forward David Perron, who came off the bench to cross-check Alex Ovechkin moments after the Wilson hit.
Wilson, meanwhile, didn't feel he delivered a dirty hit on Marchessault. "We know what type of player he is out there..."
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. With a win, they would become the first expansion team in any of the four major USA sports leagues - the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL - to win a title in their first season.
"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. "I believe it was a good, clean hit". 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. Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom scored 42 seconds apart in the first period to put the Capitals ahead 2-1. Vegas could be in trouble should the rest of the series continue to be a high-scoring affair, because that would seemingly favor Washington.
It was the first time the Knights had trailed at home in regulation in the play-offs but they levelled through Karlsson.
The Game 1 victor has won the last six Cups and 61 of 78 overall.