PHOTOS: Capitals, Golden Knights Game 3 highlights

WASHINGTON — In 1998, the Washington Capitals played two home games in the Stanley Cup Final and lost both of them. In fact, they didn’t win a single game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Twenty years later, they’re back and this time, they won on their own ice.

Here are pictures from Game 3, the first Stanley Cup Final game in D.C. in 20 years and the first time the Caps have taken a lead in the series.

Scenes of joy outside the Capital One Arena after the Caps secured the win in Game 3 and took a 2-1 series lead against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Scenes of joy outside the Capital One Arena after the Caps secured the win in Game 3 and took a 2-1 series lead against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Capitals are now just two wins away from winning their very first Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Capitals are now just two wins away from winning their very first Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The third period got a bit tense as the Golden Knights pulled within one until the Caps scored an insurance goal with 6:07 left. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The third period got a bit tense as the Golden Knights pulled within one until the Caps scored an insurance goal with 6:07 left. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Caps' big win in Game 3 was the first win at home in the Stanley Cup Final in the franchise's history. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Caps’ big win in Game 3 was the first win at home in the Stanley Cup Final in the franchise’s history. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Caps' fans react to the team's big win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Caps’ fans react to the team’s big win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Brian "Buzz" Ganow, 22, of Manassas, Va., celebrates a goal in the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fans could watch the game on a large screen outside the venue. "I've lived here my whole life," says Ganow, "so I've been waiting for this for a long time." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Brian “Buzz” Ganow, 22, of Manassas, Va., celebrates a goal in the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fans could watch the game on a large screen outside the venue. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” says Ganow, “so I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Jack Hanlon, left, of Alexandria, Va.; Allison Baden, of Alexandria; and Adam Abramson, right, of Washington, react to a goal that they thought was scored by the Washington Capitals, as they watch Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights on a large screen outside the arena Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Jack Hanlon, left, of Alexandria, Va.; Allison Baden, of Alexandria; and Adam Abramson, right, of Washington, react to a goal that they thought was scored by the Washington Capitals, that was then called back due to goaltender interference, as they watch the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights on a large screen outside the arena Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sarah Charapp, 8, of Potomac, Md., shows off her painted face in support of the Washington Capitals, as fans gather to watch Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sarah Charapp, 8, of Potomac, Md., shows off her painted face in support of the Washington Capitals, as fans gather to watch Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals fans wave glo-sticks before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals fans wave glo-sticks before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals fans wait for their team to warm up before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals fans wait for their team to warm up before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
The logo for the Stanley Cup Final series is projected on the ice before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The logo for the Stanley Cup Final series is projected on the ice before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Alex Ovechkin
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Devante Smith-Pelly, Matt Niskanen, Chandler Stephenson
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, center, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Matt Niskanen, left, and Chandler Stephenson, during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Red glow sticks flood the arena in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (WTOP/Jonathan Warner) (WTOP/Jonathan Warner)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marc-Andre Fleury
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, camps near Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brayden McNabb
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, left, of Russia, checks Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb into the boards during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, skates past celebrating fans after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marc-Andre Fleury
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, back left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, front right, during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP) (AP/Bruce Bennett)
Marc-Andre Fleury, Shea Theodore, Jay Beagle
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) sprawls toward the puck as defenseman Shea Theodore (27) defends against Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle (83) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Alex Ovechkin
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Braden Holtby, Tomas Nosek, Nicklas Backstrom
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right cannot stop a shot by Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek, center, of the Czech Republic, as Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom, left, of Sweden, defends during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Alex Ovechkin
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, front, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Alex Ovechkin, Brayden McNabb
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, goes over Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb to score a goal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Michal Kempny, Alex Tuch
Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6), of the Czech Republic, checks Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch (89) into the boards during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, right, cannot stop a shot by Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Niskanen
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) trips Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fleury was called for a penalty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby turns away a puck during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Reilly Smith, Michal Kempny
Vegas Golden Knights forward Reilly Smith, top, checks Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny, of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Ted Leonsis
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis watches as his team warms up before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Marc-Andre Fleury, Jakub Vrana
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, right, directs the puck away from Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Scenes of joy outside the Capital One Arena after the Caps secured the win in Game 3 and took a 2-1 series lead against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Capitals are now just two wins away from winning their very first Stanley Cup. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The third period got a bit tense as the Golden Knights pulled within one until the Caps scored an insurance goal with 6:07 left. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The Caps' big win in Game 3 was the first win at home in the Stanley Cup Final in the franchise's history. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Caps' fans react to the team's big win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Brian "Buzz" Ganow, 22, of Manassas, Va., celebrates a goal in the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Fans could watch the game on a large screen outside the venue. "I've lived here my whole life," says Ganow, "so I've been waiting for this for a long time." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Jack Hanlon, left, of Alexandria, Va.; Allison Baden, of Alexandria; and Adam Abramson, right, of Washington, react to a goal that they thought was scored by the Washington Capitals, as they watch Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights on a large screen outside the arena Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sarah Charapp, 8, of Potomac, Md., shows off her painted face in support of the Washington Capitals, as fans gather to watch Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Washington Capitals fans wave glo-sticks before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals fans wait for their team to warm up before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The logo for the Stanley Cup Final series is projected on the ice before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Alex Ovechkin
Devante Smith-Pelly, Matt Niskanen, Chandler Stephenson
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans gather outside in Northwest D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marc-Andre Fleury
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brayden McNabb
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Marc-Andre Fleury
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury falls to the ice after Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly (25) collided with him during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Washington. Smith-Pelly was called for a goaltender interference and there was no goal on the play. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
Marc-Andre Fleury, Shea Theodore, Jay Beagle
Alex Ovechkin
Braden Holtby, Tomas Nosek, Nicklas Backstrom
Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin, Brayden McNabb
Michal Kempny, Alex Tuch
Braden Holtby
Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Niskanen
Braden Holtby
Reilly Smith, Michal Kempny
Ted Leonsis
Marc-Andre Fleury, Jakub Vrana


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