Reilly Smith and Deryk Engelland lead Golden Knights to first ever win in the Stanley Cup Finals

Reilly Smith (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Reilly Smith of Toronto, Ontario and Deryk Engelland of Edmonton, Alberta each had a multi-point game for the Vegas Golden Knights in game one of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Smith had one goal and one assist for two points and Engelland had two assists.

Smith scored the Golden Knights’ third goal at 3:21 of the second period from¬†Engelland and Jon Marchessault of Cap-Rouge, Quebec to put Vegas up 3-2 at the time. Smith and Engelland also picked up assists on a goal by William Karlsson at 18:19 of the first period.

Two other Canadians scored for the Golden Knights in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. They were Colin Miller of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Ryan Reaves of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reaves is the son of former Winnipeg Blue Bombers legend running back Willard Reaves who was the Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player in 1984.

There are six more Canadians on the Golden Knights who played in game one of the Stanley Cup Final. They are Canadian Olympic gold medalist goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec, Cody Eakin of Winnipeg, Manitoba, James Neal of Whitby, Ontario, David Perron of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Brayden McNabb of Davidson, Saskatchewan and Shea Theodore of Langley, British Columbia.

The Capitals meanwhile have six Canadians on their roster. They are goaltender Braden Holtby of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Jay Beagle of Calgary, Alberta, Brett Connolly of Prince George, British Columbia, Devante Smith-Pelly of Scarborough, Ontario, Chandler Stephenson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Tom Wilson of Toronto, Ontario.

The win for the Golden Knights was historic because it was their first ever win in Stanley Cup Finals history. Game two is in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening.

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