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As Capitals blow it again, ex-Penguins Neal, Fleury have Vegas on brink of series win

| Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:18 a.m.
The Golden Knights celebrate after James Neal beat the Kings' Jonathan Quick for a third-goal during Game 3 on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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The Golden Knights celebrate after James Neal beat the Kings' Jonathan Quick for a third-goal during Game 3 on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, right, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings left wing Adrian Kempe during the second period of Game 3 in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, right, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings left wing Adrian Kempe during the second period of Game 3 in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert (11) celebrates his winning goal with center Brandon Dubinsky in overtime in Game 2 against the  Capitals on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington.
Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert (11) celebrates his winning goal with center Brandon Dubinsky in overtime in Game 2 against the Capitals on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington.

Pittsburgh's "mistress team" out west has done it again.

If you are Pittsburgher who has adopted the Vegas Golden Knights as your team to root for in the Western Conference, you are a happy camper this morning.

First of all, they won 3-2 Sunday night behind three goals in the third period to go up 3-0 in their quarterfinal series against Los Angeles. But they also did it on the backs a few former Penguins.

James Neal scored this beauty in the third to give Vegas a lead with roughly six minutes left. Check out the hesitation move by Neal to create the space to attack the goal.

That paid off another great effort by Marc Andre Fleury. He stopped 37 of 39 Los Angeles shots. This read through traffic on Tyler Toffoli may have been his best effort

The former Penguins goaltender has stopped 96 of 99 shots by the Kings over the first three games. The fourth game is Tuesday at the Staples Center.

Caps being the Caps

The always wildly talented Washington Capitals are close to making one of their wildly early exits from the playoffs again.

Sidney Crosby is going to have to try this one handed move from Columbus' Matt Calvert sometime. This is how he beat the Caps in overtime for a 5-4 Blue Jackets victory.

That allowed the Blue Jackets to go home for Game 3 up 2-0 in the series. And reviews of the Caps' performance have not been kind, as you can see from NBC Sports .

The Washington Post went so far as to question the team's collective intellect, saying dumb penalties are costing them.

And that's true.

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