Washington Capitals: Top 5 road games to look forward to in 2019-20

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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#3 at Vegas Golden Knights Feb. 17

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: The Washington Capitals celebrate their 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: The Washington Capitals celebrate their 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Ah yes Viva Las Vegas. The Washington Capitals head back to T-Mobile Arena, that magical place where they captured the Stanley Cup. The Vegas Golden Knights have another strong team and will be a legitimate Cup contender for the next several seasons to come.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals hoists the Stanley Cup after the team’s 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Las Vegas is known for it’s gambling, entertainment, and other attractions. This game happens to fall on Presidents’ Day weekend at the conclusion of a three-game west coast trip that begins in Colorado and continues in Arizona before wrapping up in Vegas.

The Golden Knights swept the Capitals in their two-game series in 2017-18 before the Washington went on to defeat them in the Stanley Cup Final in five games. Vegas took the Game 1 opener on their home ice before the Capitals responded with a huge Game 2 victory to even the series thanks in large part to a game-winning goal from Brooks Orpik and a series momentum shifting save from Braden Holtby.

Eight days later they were back in the desert for Game 5, a back and fourth thriller that saw the Capitals rally from a 3-2 third period deficit to win their first Stanley Cup.

June 7, 2018 will forever be a special day in the hearts of Capitals fans everywhere.

Last season the two teams split, each winning on their home ice. The game in Vegas was a memorable one for Tom Wilson and Ryan Reaves in particular so keep an eye on those two.