The first-year Golden Knights will have home ice advantage in the series, giving them a leg up in trying to cement their status as the best expansion team ever. This is the second-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final for the Captials, who last made it in 1998.
The Capitals were Stanley Cup favourites the past two seasons as Presidents Trophy winners, but less was expected of them this season. Absolutely nothing was expected of the Knights.
Vegas has breezed through the playoffs, dusting off the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final in five games to improve their record to 12-3. The Capitals are 12-7 in the postseason and have trailed in every series, needing seven games to beat Tampa Bay.
Stanley Cup Finals 2018
All games start at 8 p.m. ET:
|1||Mon, May 28||Washington||Vegas|
|2||Wed, May 30||Washington||Vegas|
|3||Sat, June 2||Vegas||Washington|
|4||Mon, June 4||Vegas||Washington|
|5*||Thu, June 7||Washington||Vegas|
|6*||Sun, June 10||Vegas||Washington|
|7*||Wed, June 13||Washington||Vegas|
The Golden Knights beat the Capitals in both regular season meetings, a 3-0 win in Las Vegas on Dec. 23 and a 4-3 regulation win in Washington on Feb. 4.