Most of the Capitals' early shot attempts flew wide of the net, and Marc-Andre Fleury only had to make two saves in the first 15 minutes.
They played so well that cameras caught Reaves singing along perfectly to Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher while sitting on the bench late in the game.
Nosek scored twice, including the game-winner at the 9:44 mark and empty-net goal to seal it with 2.67 seconds remaining while Reaves tied it 4-4, scoring for the second straight game.
Vegas will host Game 2 on Wednesday night. Even the winning coach, Gerard Gallant, said it was a game that both he and counterpart Barry Trotz would not be happy watching again.
The Vegas Golden Knights will face the Washington Capitals in this year's Stanley Cup Finals as they seek a title in their inaugural season as an expansion team. Bellemare and Nosek are important penalty killers.
As happens sometimes in games with high stakes, the refs put away their whistles for a while, leading to an anything goes series of plays through the second and third period.
Golden Knights outlast Caps 6-4 in Final opener
The Golden Knights, who relied on a roster mostly composed of National Hockey League castoffs selected in an expansion draft before the season, amassed a 51-24-7 record during the regular season. "All they do is keep things simple and work hard".
Nosek's first goal also came as Devante Smith-Pelly failed to clear the zone and Shea Theodore kept the puck in Capitals territory, eluded one would-be defender, than made a ideal cross-ice pass to Nosek, who one-timed it past Holtby. "The atmosphere is just a Vegas atmosphere".
The opener did have some controversy.
Then Capitals' agitator Tom Wilson crushed Jonathan Marchessault with a late, blindside hit in the neutral zone well after Marchessault last touched the puck. He added that the Golden Knights have the "best fans and best arena in hockey, hands down-it's always insane here".
Now that we know the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the conversation regarding who should be the Conn Smythe Trophy victor can truly begin. But the teams played 4 on 4 for the next two minutes, with Wilson getting whistled for interference, while David Perron went off for cross checking in the ensuing scuffle. The hit is not expected to warrant supplemental discipline, since Marchessault head was not the main point of contact, but it was predatory nonetheless from a player who has already been suspended three games in these playoffs.
Considering the ups and downs of this series and the mystique of the Warriors, it's about the best thing we can hope for. Stephen Curry added five 3s and 29 points while helping Golden State cool off James Harden in the second half.
Roosevelt had lost in 1940 and white supremacist Charles Lindbergh had won? - and not be touched by its eerie foreboding. A contemporary of Don DeLillo, Saul Bellow and Norman Mailer, the late novelist was the doyen of a whole literary era.
Geologists said that after three weeks of escalating activity, Kilauea volcano has entered a "steady state" of eruption. This is only the second time in his career that he's seen blue flames during an eruption, Kauahikaua said.
If something abnormal happened where the windshield and a metal part met, it could damage the entire windshield , he said. On May 3, another Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a cabin window pane cracked in flight .
We often hear about how the most successful people wake up early and get a jump start on their day before the sun is up. The effect only applied to those under 65 as the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older.
National Hurricane Center forecasters said that as of 11 a.m., the storm was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Tampa. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the entire Florida Panhandle - including all inland areas - through Monday night.
On July 30, 2016 , stormy weather and flash flood warnings struck Ellicott City hard, leading to flooding that killed two people. Mr Kittleman said there have been no reports of injuries but added the situation was still developing and more rain is expected.
If the Celtics bring anything less than their best performance of this series, none of that outside stuff will matter. James has reached the NBA Finals in eight straight seasons, including four in a row with Cleveland .
The Republic of Ireland voted on Friday to repeal part of its constitution that effectively outlawed abortion. The law on abortion is enshrined in the country's constitution, which can be changed only by referendum.
The granting of the security clearance suggests that investigators' scrutiny of Kushner has decreased significantly. The interview did not deal with Kushner's finances or his companies, he said .
Moon steps in when Trump and Kim fall out
Earlier this month, the president scrapped a meeting with Kim because of a harsh statement made by North Korea. President Donald Trump halted new sanctions aimed at putting pressure on Kim Jong Un .
Italian economist to meet president amid political crisis
There is now a real argument between the president and the populists about Italy's position in the European Union , he adds. Italians had entered the weekend thinking such a government might be just days away from taking power.
One dead as Cyclone Mekunu hits southern Oman
India's meteorological department described the cyclone as "extremely severe", with sustained winds of about 110mph (177km/h). Authorities in Oman have said they expected the cyclone to pass over the city of Salalah on Friday night.
First named storm of season forms
A subtropical storm means the center of circulation is exposed and the rain and thunderstorms are pushed away from the center. For the 4th year in a row, a storm has been named ahead of the official start to "hurricane season".
Judge orders 30-year-old man to leave parents’ home
The judge also asked for adult protective services because he is concerned about the strained relationship, according to WSTM . Rotondo was frustrated with the judge and said in court Tuesday that he didn't think the judge fully read the case.
Justice to hold bipartisan briefing Thursday
A number of GOP lawmakers and USA intelligence officials will meet Thursday to review classified information about the source. In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump argued that this could be "one of the biggest political scandals in history".
Enraged customer throws own faeces at staff member
Footage posted to LiveLeak .com shows a woman angrily screaming after being denied access to a restroom, The Province reports . Holly Largy said the case will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service to determine whether charges will be laid.
Yanny or Laurel? For Trump the question is not so simple
But the White House killed the meme for good when it released a video of staffers dividing into Team Yanny and Team Laurel. Strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp says, "Yanny's the victor , Laurel's the loser".
Sensex sinks 300 points to close below 35k-mark
The rupee weakened by 17 paise to 67.87 against the United States dollar in early trade at the interbank forex market . On the other hand, reality jumped by 2.06 per cent, FMCG 1.81 per cent, media 0.56 per cent and IT 0.15 per cent.