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Quick Strikes: Vegas takes game one of the Stanley Cup Final 6-4 over the Caps

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Vegas pulls off a comeback led by unlikely goal scorers

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The League

Las Vegas got an early start prepping for their first ever Stanley Cup Final game in their first ever NHL season. [Twitter]

The pre-game ceremony was...A Lot. Gotta respect Vegas going full Vegas at all times no exceptions.

The Golden Knights won game one 6-4 powered by three goals from their fourth line in the third period to overcome a 4-3 deficit. [SBNation]

Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson told a reporter he hopes the Senators “get a new owner.” Alfredsson reportedly requested that the comment be off-the-record AFTER making the statement. [Sportsnet]

The issue with Eugene Melnyk’s ownership of the Senators is one of the worst kept secrets in the NHL and if the frankness of Alfredsson’s comment was suprising, the content was not.

Canucks Army is well into their annual top 100 draft profiles. Yesterday, they covered Oscar Back who is an interesting option for teams in the third or fourth round. You probably don’t care much about Back in particular but if you’re interested in learning more about this year’s prospect class, following along with Canucks Army is the best way to do that. [Canucks Army]

The Game

The Texas Stars are going to the AHL Calder Cup Final after beating the Rockford Ice Hogs 2-1 in overtime. They’ll face the Toronto Marlies with the first game of the series being on Saturday, June 2nd in Toronto. [AHL]