The Capitals got caught up in a fast-paced, fire-at-will contest in Game 1, and Vegas rolled to a 6-4 victory.

Washington made the adjustment in Game 2 and won 3-2, then gripped the defensive clamp even tighter Saturday night in a 3-1 win.

Now, mired in their initial losing streak of the playoffs and trailing 2-1 in games for the first time, the Golden Knights are desperate to become more effective pushing the puck toward the net.

We get it out on our blue line and we try to make a cross-ice play and they’re picking it off, Reaves said. Their transition game is good. We’re getting to their blue line and we’re trying get cute again instead of doing what works. With this team, that’s getting it in and then going to work.

The Capitals know this, and they have taken great strides to shackle a team that averaged 3.31 goals per game during the regular season, tied for fourth in the NHL.

I’ve been preaching and teaching faith for 22 years, he said. That’s what I’ve been feeding people. I say I’m just eating my own stew right now.

While the family remains optimistic and positive about Shazier returning to the field, Vernon was candid when asked about what will happen if his son doesn’t fully recover.

If he can’t play anymore, then God has a plan for him, he told Berry. God has a plan.

There is no sure thing on the interior of the line. The best option may be to kick right tackle Mike Remmers, who signed a $30 million contract last offseason, to guard. That would leave room for Brian O’Neill, a 2018 second-round pick, to contribute at right tackle opposite of Riley Reiff, who signed a $58.8 million contract in 2017.

Right now, the Vikings have three offensive tackles, a young but struggling center and holes at guard. If one of those tackles moved inside, it would benefit everyone involved. If Remmers doesn’t stick inside, it could get ugly when Minnesota plays the likes of Mike Daniels, Akiem Hicks and Kenny Clark in the NFC North.

Offensive line situations are fluid at this point of the offseason, with lineups often not locked in until August. Over the next few months, the Patriots will have to figure out how to replace left tackle Nate Solder, who signed with the New York Giants on a contract that made him Cheap Dolphins Jerseys the Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys highest-paid offensive lineman in the sport on an annual basis.