After a scoreless first frame, the Knights struck first five minutes into the middle frame with a goal from Michael Amadio for a 1-0 lead after two periods. The final frame would also go scoreless.
Vitek Vanecek (9-5-0-5, 2.54 GAA, .909 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the Capitals. Robin Lehner (16-11-0-1, 2.95 GAA, .903 sv%) got the start in goal for the visiting Knights. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:
The Capitals and Knights skated to a scoreless draw in the first frame. Vegas led in shot attempts 11-9 and scoring chances, 4-2. The Capitals led in high-danger chances, 3-1 and xGF% 57.52% to 42.48%. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play in the first 20 minutes of play.
The Knights broke the seal on the scoring with a goal from Michael Amadio (4) at 5:29 of the second period. Brett Howden (7) had the lone assist.
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The Capitals would be awarded a two-man advantage for nearly the full two minutes midway through the middle frame, but were unable to convert.
The period would end with the Knights leading 1-0. The Knights led in shot attempts 21-12, scoring chances 6-3 and xGF% 67.18% to 32.82% in the middle frame.
The third period would go scoreless as the Knights held on for the 1-0 victory.
Vegas was 0 for and Washington 0 for 5 on the power play. The Knights led in shot attempts 39-36. The Capitals led in scoring Chances 20-13, high danger chances 5-1 and expected goals for percentage 60.92% to 39.08%.