The 2018 Stanley Cup Finals will officially get underway tonight (May 28) as the Vegas Golden Knights chase down history when they host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While neither team has won a Stanley Cup, the fact that this matchup features one of the game's best in Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin and a team of castoffs in the Golden Knights has many NHL fans excited for this matchup.

Knights chase history

The Golden Knights were not even in existence at this time last season. Now they are on the verge of NHL and sports history.

According to an SB Nation report, the Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets en route to their first Stanley Cup appearance in franchise history. That is pretty impressive, no matter how you slice it!

This team is dangerous. They have a goaltender that has Stanley Cup-winning experience in Marc-André Fleury, and the crazy home ice advantage the Knights have is absolutely incredible. Vegas has adopted an “us against the world” attitude since the playoffs began, and why not? This team wasn’t expected to win over 27 games in 2018, yet here they are in the Finals. The Capitals are no slouches either. Washington ground their way through the postseason by taking care of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Now, if they can win four more games, they will capture the team's first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. To win that elusive title, the Caps will need team captain Alexander Ovechkin to continue his hot streak. Ovechkin has 22 points through the first 19 playoff games so far for the Capitals, including 10 goals. If he gets hot, or should I say even hotter, Washington will have a great chance to steal a game on the road.

How to watch live

When it comes to watching the NHL Finals, fans have several different ways they can tune in for all of the action. On the television side, Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup will air live nationally on NBC and CBC. If you happen to be on the go like millions of other folks on Memorial Day, don't worry, thanks to modern technology you can watch every second streaming live online through your PC, tablet, or smartphone.

NBC Sports Extra, CBC live online and are three great ways to stream tonight's NHL Stanley Cup action. Just simply search any of these apps on your device, download, and you are set to go! The start time for tonight's Game 1 of the NHL Finals is scheduled for just after 8 PM ET.