Twenty years later, they're back and this time, they won on their own ice.
And yet Orpik and Engelland have helped their teams reach the Stanley Cup Final and shown there's still value in having a big defensive defenseman along for the ride - especially this time of year. Neal, however, sent the puck off the far post and the Capitals cleared it out of their zone to keep the score at 0-0.
Braden Holtby, the stoic goaltender whom coach Barry Trotz has repeatedly called "the backbone of our team", had followed up Wednesday night's miraculous save with a strong performance in the Capitals' 3-1 victory over Vegas in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.
TJ Oshie, Tom Wilson, and Devante Smith-Pelly scored in a 10-minute span of the first period.
2nd period brought on more action but saw only one goal scored and that was for the team who had everything going right for them through the whole game the Capitals John Carlson scores his 5th of the playoffs at 15:23 on the power play.
Look for that to happen in Game 4, as the Golden Knights find a way to win the game and square the series at 2-2. Holtby - well-aware of the Golden Knights' ability to cross up opposing goaltenders - had his puck-handling attempt intercepted by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Vegas, the surprising expansion franchise that has wowed the hockey world with its speed, tenacity and togetherness, now sits in a 3-1 hole in the best-of-seven title series and faces elimination at home in Thursday's Game 5.
"We [have to] step up our game", Gallant said, per Tracey Myers of NHL.com.
While Vegas rang several shots off the posts, the Capitals seized just about every opportunity as they have throughout this surprising run. No team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1942 has blown a 3-1 lead in the Cup Final.
"I think we just play smart, manage the puck well", said Washington left winger Alex Ovechkin, who had one assist.
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The Golden Knights had a chance to strike first.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby took a shutout into the third period for the third consecutive home game.
The Golden Knights could use a little luck.
"I think there's more to blocking shots than just going out there and trying to get hit", Holtby said "We're doing a great job of creating the right layers, guys going out there strategically to know which lane I'm picking for sight lines, and they're taking away the other half and making big blocks". There is nearly a poetic element to it all, that it was Neal the former Penguin, and that they're beating Marc-Andre Fleury now, the man who stood in their way for so many of those sorry springs.
Through four games of the final, that number sits at.845, but it mostly reflects the loose play in front of him rather than a drop in form.
They won the Pacific Division in the regular season and have been even better in the playoffs as they have defeated the Los Angeles Kings in four games, the San Jose Sharks in six and the Winnipeg Jets in five. Ovechkin is the only player to record at least a point in all three games of the final.
The Vegas Golden Knights appreciate that the Clark County Department of Public Works is considering a parade in its honor. A lot of guys make mistakes in a hockey game, they don't end up in the back of the net.
Since the Capitals went down 0-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1, there has not been a better team on the planet.
"We have to change it", Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said.
After Wilson scored at 16:26, Smith-Pelly's goal came with just 20.5 seconds to play in the opening period. "We played pretty hard".
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Golden State's duo of Curry and Thompson combined for 21 points on 7-of-27 shooting and 3-of-15 from beyond the arc. Durant said his team is approaching this Game 3 knowing that all those plays will matter again.
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When he meets Mr Trump in Washington on Thursday, Mr Abe is expected to push for Japan's security concerns to be reflected. It is less than two months since they had their last face-to-face meeting at Mr.
She had added, "The normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries and the region". Around 12 civilians were killed and two BSF personnel were martyred in the ceasefire violations in this period.
However, Fekir has never started a competitive match for France so is unlikely to be a key player at the 2018 World Cup. Having already signed Fabinho from Monaco , Jurgen Klopp is clearly looking to bolster his midfield options.
The popular actress is set to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider's Web , which is based on the book of the same name. In the trailer , Foy's character rigs a trap for such a man, who she has no qualms about shooting in the crotch with a stun gun.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the similarities between the cases to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month. The new cases broaden a medical mystery that began affecting American diplomats and their families in Cuba in 2016.
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Harvick led 89 laps and Busch led 13. "The best young driver in Cup right now is Kyle Larson by a landslide, " Harvick said. These two guys (Busch and Harvick) were so fast today. "We didn't start out very good and worked on it really hard".
Inside the hotel where Trump and Kim will meet
President Trump and Kim will meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore , the White House said Tuesday . Singapore airspace will be restricted during the meeting between the United States and North Korea, Reuters reported.