By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Tues., May 29, 2018 LAS VEGAS—The Vegas Golden Knights were over-the-moon happy to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. How they got across the finish line is another matter entirely. Vegas put in an uncharacteristically sloppy defensive showing in Monday’s chaotic 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals, a back-and-forth tilt that saw a Cup-record four lead changes. Inching ever closer to an improbable championship in their expansion season was nice, but the Knights know there’s lots to clean up ahead of Wednesday’s Game 2. “Small margin for error out there — one turnover and you find it in the back of your net,” Vegas forward James Neal said after Tuesday’s optional practice. “We’ve got to be a little bit better coming out of our end … when we get in the offensive zone, be a little bit better there.” Article Continued Below The Knights had a seven-day layoff in the wake of beating the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference final, while the Capitals had four days of inaction following their triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning to capture the East crown. “After a long break for both teams, it’s going to… Read full this story
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