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The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights (all times local):

8:10 p.m.

The Vegas Golden Knights have lost for just the fourth time this postseason Matt Calvert Jersey , falling to Washington 3-2 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Marc-Andre Fleury has prevented Vegas from losing consecutive games so far this postseason.

After giving up four goals in the Western Conference finals opener against Winnipeg, the three-time Stanley Cup champion helped the expansion team win four straight against the Jets. He allowed four goals in each of his team’s two losses to San Jose in the second round and gave up three in the following games to help Vegas get past the Sharks.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Washington.



7:40 p.m.

The Washington Capitals are clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Vegas Golden Knights late in the third period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Vegas had a two-man advantage for 1:09 early in the third, but couldn’t get the puck past Braden Holtby.

The Golden Knights were outshooting the Capitals 10-2 in the final period of regulation only to be denied time and time again by Holtby.

Washington and Vegas combined to score at least two goals in each period of the opener and in the first and second periods of Game 2.

Vegas leads the series 1-0. After Wednesday night, the series shifts to Washington for Games 3 and 4.



7:05 p.m.

The Washington Capitals are 20 minutes away from evening the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece.

The Capitals have a 3-2 lead against the Vegas Golden Knights after two periods of Game 2.

Lars Eller pulled the Capitals into a 1-1 tie late in the first period and he assisted as Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Orpik gave them a two-goal cushion that lasted for 8-plus minutes. Shea Theodore feathered a fluttering puck through traffic and past Braden Holtby late in the second period, bringing Vegas within a goal.

Washington’s Jakub Vrana almost restored the two-score lead late in the second period, but hit the right post much to the delight of Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Holtby went into the third period with 22 saves and Fleury had stopped 17 shots through two periods.

The series shifts to Washington for Games 3 and 4.



6:45 p.m.

The Washington Capitals have earned a rare cushion in the Stanley Cup Final.

Brooks Orpik scored midway through the second period, giving Washington a 3-1 lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2.

It marked the first two-goal lead either team had other than the Golden Knights’ empty-net goal in the closing seconds of their 6-4 victory in Game 1.



6:35 p.m.

Alex Ovechkin has scored his first Stanley Cup Final goal, taking advantage of a power play to give Washington its first lead of Game 2.

Ovechkin one-timed a shot from the bottom of the left circle after Lars Eller’s cross-crease pass to put the Capitals up 2-1 against Vegas. Eller scored a game-tying goal late in the first period.

Ovechkin was in the spotlight more than usual after a relatively quiet performance in the series-opening loss in which he had only one assist. The 13-season veteran might need to step up even more because Evgeny Kuznetsov is questionable to return because of an upper-body injury.

Kuznetsov, the leading scorer in the playoffs, walked off the ice late in the first period after appearing to hurt his left wrist in a check by Brayden McNabb along the boards.



6:05 p.m.

The Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights are tied at 1-1 after the first period of Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final.

James Neal revved up the home crowd Brett Maher Jersey , opening the scoring with a wrist shot past Braden Holtby just 7:58 into the game.

Just as the Capitals did during the series opener, they answered. Lars Eller slapped a shot into an open net late in the first period after missing an opportunity to score late in the Game 1 loss that included a record four lead changes.

Eller scored shortly after the Capitals generated chance at least temporarily making up for the loss of Evgeny Kuznetsov. The leading scorer in the playoffs left the game after getting checked and appearing to hurt his left wrist. Vegas’ Brayden McNabb hit the leading scorer in the playoffs as he had the puck along the boards late in the first period.

Three-time Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 11 shots for the Golden Knights.

Holtby withstood a flurry of shots in the opening minutes and finished the first period with nine saves.

The expansion Golden Knights entered the game 11-1 when scoring first in the playoffs. The Capitals also fell behind in every round this postseason and rallied to win.



5:35 p.m.

The Vegas Golden Knights lit the lamp first, scoring midway through the opening period of Game 2 just as they did in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

James Neal got behind Washington’s defense and sent a wrist shot from the left circle past Braden Holtby 7:58 into the game.

Vegas also took a 1-0 lead in Game 1, striking first when Colin Miller scored 7:15 into a game the Golden Knights ended up winning 6-4.

The expansion Golden Knights entered the game 11-1 when scoring first in the playoffs.

It was 98 degrees at game time in Las Vegas.



5:25 p.m.

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is under way in Las Vegas.

Imagine Dragons kicked up the pregame festivities a notch, playing its hit ”Whatever It Takes,” following the Vegas Golden Knights’ elaborate show that precedes each game.

The Washington Capi Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fired back at free agent receiver Dez Bryant on Friday after his former teammate called him a "snake" on Twitter while suggesting Lee played a role in the club's decision to release its career leader in touchdown catches.

The exchange was prompted by a radio station's tweet from an interview with executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones. He suggested that quarterback Dak Prescott felt pressure to get the ball to Bryant.

"First thing, to say that I can get anybody off the team and have any input on a roster is absurd," Lee said. "The second thing, I love Dez and I want the best for him.

"You know, to be honest Youth Christian McCaffrey Jersey , we did butt heads, because I wanted Dez to be more accountable to this team and his teammates. To be honest with you, a lot of the team felt that way. I think he needs to look at himself and hold himself accountable."

In an expletive-laden response to the radio station's tweet, Bryant criticized the team's play-calling. A second tweet suggested "my brother snake Lee I mean Sean Lee" and center Travis Frederick had a hand in the decision to release Bryant.

Frederick said it wasn't reasonable to think a fifth-year player, which he is, could wield influence on roster decisions.

"It's certainly disappointing," Frederick said. "It's disappointing when you hear guys turn against each other, but I think in the end Dez was a great teammate of mine and I'd still consider him a friend."

The radio station's original tweet didn't include all of Jones' quote, leaving out a portion that made a reference to tight end Jason Witten. The club's leader in catches and games retired after 15 seasons to go into broadcasting. The station sent a subsequent tweet with the portion about Witten.

"He's gotta trust the system, which at times last year Chester Rogers Jersey , there was pressure, with Dez in his ear and to some degree Jason in his ear," Jones said in the radio interview. "Those great players want the ball."

Later, Jones said he didn't intend to criticize Bryant.

"You got great players like Dez and Witten, they want the ball," Jones said at Cowboys camp. "Everybody sees it. It's on every team. They let the quarterback know that sometimes. In no way was it intended to be negative."

Jones wouldn't discuss whether the front office solicited the opinions of players before releasing Bryant in April. Owner Jerry Jones said then, "We arrived at this crossroad collectively with input from several voices within the organization."

The owner's comments prompted a reply on twitter from Bryant, who wrote that was "something he already knew." In interviews later that day, Bryant suggested that team captains and "Garrett guys," in reference to coach Jason Garrett Youth Christian Djoos Jersey , played a role in his release.

After seeing reports of Lee's response Friday, Bryant wrote on Twitter, "he sat right across from me.. everything he said he could have addressed with me...sounds like a back stabber to me."

Bryant's release came after three sub-par seasons following the $70, five-year contract he signed after his only All-Pro season in 2014. Cleveland has shown interest in signing him in recent days.

Stephen Jones said he believes Bryant knows the Cowboys still have positive feelings for the three-time Pro Bowl player. Bryant's 73 touchdowns are two more than Hall of Famer Bob Hayes.

"Obviously these are tough times in terms how this has turned out," Stephen Jones said. "Dez is thinking about his future and certainly not easy on anybody. No one knows more about what I think of Dez than me."

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