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Schmidt scores twice as Knights beat Capitals 5-3

08 December 2018

"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". It's a pretty special feeling for us as individuals, our team, our organization, everything.

In the Stanley Cup rematch between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights, the two clubs picked up right where they left off last June in a physical contest. This time, he was on the receiving end of a blindside hit by former Pittsburgh Penguin and current Vegas Golden Knight Ryan Reaves. "So now we know we have to focus on the game we're going to play and not worry about what happened in the past". The Golden Knights killed the 5-minute major penalty that sent Reaves to the showers for hitting Tom Wilson.

Washington lost 6-5 Sunday at home versus Anaheim as its seven-game winning streak came to a halt. "We had chances to win so you can be frustrated about that, but I think you have to look at the positives and keep moving forward". "I think this is a cool place to win the Cup in".

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Second Is Best - The Caps are quite familiar with the Golden Knight's top forward trio of Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Riley Smith. Maybe. At the time, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant and Vegas fans alike were up in arms over the call. Braden Holtby allowed six goals on 25 shots in the defeat. Cody Eakin wasted no time capitalizing on that momentum. When you play on the edge and go after opposition players like Wilson does, eventually, they're going to get you back. The Fortress has never been louder than it was following the Eakin go-ahead goal. They are tied with San Jose at 31 points, but have one more game played.

Washington coach Todd Reirden said Wilson was yesterday to be re-evaluated.

With Nate Schmidt back in the Vegas lineup after an early season suspension, the Knights' defense is at full strength now, too. In starts immediately following games in which he has yielded four or more goals in his career, Holtby owns a 43-15-11 record.

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The Golden Knights winger made clear he didn't see the error in his decision, saying he didn't believe the hit was worth the game misconduct he was handed.

"It was an emotional game, it was a big win and I like the way our team responded to a challenge", Schmidt said.

The Golden Knights announced the move today, making roster space by assigning forward Daniel Carr to the AHL.

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Schmidt scores twice as Knights beat Capitals 5-3