Capitals rout Vegas to go up 3-1 in Stanley Cup Final

The Washington Capitals routed the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 on Monday night to move within one win of the first championship in their 43-year history.

T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the first period to put the Capitals up 3-0 and they never looked back as goalie Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots to seal the win.

Evgeny Kuznetsov racked up four assists while John Carlson, Michal Kempny and Brett Connolly also scored in the win before a home crowd at Capital One Arena.

James Neal and Reilly Smith scored for Vegas in the third period to make it a 4-2 game, but the Golden Knights never got closer as the Capitals responded with Kempney’s and Connolly’s goals.

The Cinderella run of the expansion Golden Knights could come to an end with Game 5 on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.