Oh man, James Neal is going to see this one in his nightmares.
We’ve already seen the save of the Stanley Cup Final. Now we have the frontrunner for miss of the series as well.
Neal found a way to miss a wide-open net from point-blank, firing the puck from the left side of Braden Holtby off the right post behind him, off Holtby’s blocker and back into play.
Vegas began the game on a tear, pushing the pressure in the Capitals zone for the first six minutes or so of the period, but failed to capitalize on their chances after hitting three posts early on.
Neal’s miss proved to be devastating, given how Washington stuck it in sixth gear and began scoring at will.
A game of inches, they say.