Sunday, June 03, 2018

Morning Playoff Notes (Jun 3)

Well, if Evgeny Kuznetsov is playing hurt, you wouldn't have really known it last night, as the 26-year old Russian came up huge for the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Kuznetsov got the play started that helped the Capitals open the scoring in the 2nd period, getting a helper on Alex Ovechkin's 1-0 goal and then he sniped one far post on Marc-Andre Fleury, putting the Capitals up 2-0 midway through the frame and his side never really looked back.

Kuznetsov finished with the eventual winner, giving him a 3-point night and more importantly, the Capitals won 3-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.  Also notable, Braden Holtby only had to make 21 saves for the win, as the Caps did a great job keeping the Vegas offense down to a minimum, really smothering their attacks and turning them back the other way.

Game 4 will go on Monday night, another 6pm MT start.  It will certainly be interesting to see whether or not Vegas has an answer for this Washington team in their building.

Brenda and Buddy are the two teams really slugging it out at the top of the standings... for the finals, as Brenda leads the dog by 1 point, 14-13, through three games in this series.  Kevin and Benson are not too far behind either, sitting at 12 points in the round, making it into a pretty decent race.

Overall, you ask?  It's still Tony.  His lead is still 20 points. 

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