The White House played hooky for a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon along with more than 250 students, parents and coaches from across the country, including the Las Vegas Patriots flag football team.
The Washington Capitals stayed at their hotel and didn’t venture out other to practice and play in the Stanley Cup Final.
Republicans Adam Laxalt, Danny Tarkanian and Wes Duncan kicked off two get-out-the-vote events Wednesday in Las Vegas, but their efforts were greeted by protesters who swarmed the coffee shop where they gathered.
If Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was largely a case of Washington giveth and Vegas taketh away, Game 2 was a matter of the Capitals not giving anything more away.
About 8:20 p.m., a nourthbound Mercedes-Benz hit a man who was crossing North Decatur Boulevard near West Bonanza Road, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon. He died at a local hospital.
The Capitals didn’t let William Karlsson’s line dominate in Game 2 after Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith had two goals and two assists in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Washington played as you might think a team trailing in the Stanley Cup Final would in beating the Golden Knights 3-2 on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena, meaning the Capitals showed a focus and determination and toughness that Vegas must now combat as things head to the nation’s capital for Games 3 and 4.