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We Have A Stanley Cup Final Rematch Tonight

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

As the Vegas Golden Knights crammed into the quaint visiting locker room at Capital One Arena, they insist the feeling wasn’t different than any other game. Yes, they were here for two games in the playoffs. Yes, they lost both of those. No, that’s not weighing on them as they prepare to play the team that topped them for the Stanley Cup four months ago.

“Seriously, it hadn’t even crossed my mind,” Golden Knights Coach Gerard Gallant said. "Last year, they won the Stanley Cup. They were the better team in the final. They deserved it. They played well. This year, for me it’s about trying to get back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. That’s what we started out with. ... So, I’m not worried about, because Washington beat us in the final last year that we’re playing them Game 4 in the regular season. It means no more to me.

"Is it a rivalry? Do we really want to beat them? We want to win because we want two points. It has nothing to do with what happened last year in the playoffs.”

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