Holtby's Clutch Save Helps Caps Even Stanley Cup Final With Golden Knights

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, left, and goaltender Braden Holtby celebrate after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals. Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, left, and goaltender Braden Holtby celebrate after the Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals.

May 30, 2018 10:22 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored and blocked a shot in the second period and Braden Holtby made spectacular saves, lifting the Washington Capitals to a series-tying 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.
    
Lars Eller had a goal and two assists as the Capitals secured the first win in the Final in franchise history. Washington was swept by Detroit in the 1998 Final.
    
Brooks Orpik scored Washington's third goal midway through the second period, ending a 220-game drought.
    
James Neal gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead 7:58 into the game and Shea Theodore pulled them within a goal late in the second.
    
Game 3 is Saturday night in Washington.
 

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