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NHL Bits: Elmont race traffic; Stanley Cup coverage

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NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals
Vegas is gonna need more of those tonight. Analysis!
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The Capitals and Golden Knights will do battle in Game 4 tonight in D.C. Washington leads 2-1, as I’m sure you know already. Not a ton of noteworthy items from the hockey world this past Sunday.

Islanders(ish)/NHL News

  • 25 buyout candidates listed by how useful they’d actually be. On Greiss: “The key number with Greiss is .918, his save percentage in two seasons as New York’s starter prior to 2017-18. He didn’t get close to that last season [...] ending up at .892 on the year. The thing is that because he wasn’t paid like a real No. 1 goalie, a buyout doesn’t actually open up all that much room.” [The Athletic]
  • The group of Elmont residents trying to block the arena in its current form would like to see a traffic impacts report from the upcoming Belmont Stakes, as if the Islanders will actually play a Cup Final home game the same Saturday as the race anytime soon as is our fantasy. [Newsday]
  • The Devils are open to trading down in the first round, which is generally a wise thing to do. More darts. [NHL]

Stanley Cup Final

  • How the Capitals came through in the city of Washington’s most important sports moment in years. [SBN]
  • Alex Ovechkin was ‘on another level’ in Washington’s Game 3 victory. [NHL]
  • He and countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov are elite on their own, but together, they’re dominant. And they feed off each other. [SBN]
  • And Vegas is in unfamiliar territory, down 2-1 in a series. [NHL]