May: Capitals still in Golden Knights' heads

Chris Lingebach
December 04, 2018 - 7:59 pm

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Capitals meet the Vegas Golden Knights for just the second time since defeating them 4-1 in the Stanley Cup Final.

That's bad news for Vegas, Alan May told The Junkies during The Morning Skate, presented by D.C. Lottery.

"The Caps are still in their head," May said Tuesday. "You look how the Caps were able to handle them so well in the playoffs, and then the second Wednesday of the season, they throttled them, and Vegas hasn't forgot that."

The Caps blistered the Knights 5-2 on their last visit to D.C. in October.

"But the last time the Caps went in there last year during the regular season, they came on a back-to-back," May reminds. "I think it was about 18 hours after – they didn't know what to expect playing in that arena."

"So I expect that the Vegas crowd will be ramped up. Everyone wants to play well against the defending Stanley Cup champs, especially in their own building, so the Caps are gonna have to be on their toes. They're gonna have to be really good at the puck tonight. They know how to beat Vegas. They just gotta stick to their game plan and make sure that everyone's participating in this game if they want to get the two points."

Puck drops Tuesday at 10 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena.

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