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2018 Stanley Cup Final: Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 1 — Start time, TV schedule, and open thread

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The Golden Knights will host the Capitals as both teams begin their quest for the NHL championship.

Washington Capitals v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights

How to watch

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

An expansion team has beaten the odds in its first year of existence, accomplishing an impressive feat just by making the post-season, and then pulling off the improbable by still standing when the elmination tournament came down to just two teams.

Standing in their way is a team that has been attempting to reach this level for over a decade, having rosters built to compete over the years, but always falling short of reaching their goal.

A new name will be inscribed on the Stanley Cup when the series comes to a close. Will that name be the Vegas Golden Knights? Or the Washington Capitals?