Caps' Alex Ovechkin pulverizes Golden Knights' Thomas Nosek in loss

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 8, 2018

The duo have history stretching back to last season's Stanley Cup Final and they had already come together earlier in the game, when Reaves nailed Wilson with a clean check. This wasn't even the first - or second time - Reaves and Wilson met up on a collision in the contest. However, that came after he served a 14-game suspension (reduced after appeal) for an illegal check to the head of Oskar Sundqvist on September 30.

After the game, Reaves said he didn't believe the hit was that bad and that Wilson "ran into a lion in the jungle". He was ruled out with an "upper-body injury" shortly after and didn't return to the game. It was a strong, unsafe blindside hit to the unsuspecting Brett Seney. Of all the memories from the team's raucous Stanley Cup celebrations, the champagne- and beer-soaked start in the dressing room right after Washington first got its hands on the trophy with a Game 5 win remains the most meaningful for players.

"Ryan Reaves' hit on Tom Wilson last night, which resulted in a major penalty/game misconduct for interference and also knocked Wilson out of the game with injury, will not result in any supplementary discipline by the National Hockey League". But Vegas is actually getting more production from its second unit, a newly cobbled threesome of Max Pacioretty, Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch.

Vegas (14-13-1 with 29 points) averaged 4.3 goals per game in winning six of their last seven games entering the game against the Oilers. With 8:20 left to play, fans were gearing up for a wild finish.

The Capitals failed to convert on their five-minute power play and dropped Tuesday's game 5-3. It was the flawless time for Schmidt's first goal (the eventual game-winner). Yeah, you could safely say that it felt good. Schmidt later added an empty netter from his own zone to seal the game, giving Vegas a 5-3 victory at home. Nate Schmidt made two goals and one assist on four shots in 23:38 minutes. Vegas trails the division leaders Calgary Flames by five points and have the joint-best eighth record in the Western Conference.

Coach Gerard Gallant did not commit to Duke playing in Thursday's home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Duke got to the airport at 5 a.m. today for a flight to Las Vegas and was one of the first on the ice at City National Arena for the Golden Knights' optional skate at noon. The Knights are not the same team as then due to their confidence with the recent five-game winning streak.

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