Vegas Golden Knights Co-Favorites to Win 2018 Stanley Cup

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The NHL's newest team swept the L.A. Kings in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday night, bouncing a franchise that has won two Stanley Cups in the last six years.

"All season long, I didn't know any records about expansion teams", goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said.

There were very few who expected the Vegas Golden Knights to be where they are now.

"Emotions were running high, and it's physical out there", Neal said in a voice that confirms he has seen this scenario before, even if his team hasn't. They then extended their run with a sweep of the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday.

Quick played well but was no match for Fleury, who only allowed the three goals in four games.


The Las Vegas Golden Knights have played like anything but the expansion team they are during the regular season and now the playoffs. Couture has two goals and three assists for five points in the first three games of the series.

The Knights make the improbable look easy, but only because of a balanced, hard-working lineup. But after his series-sweeping performance against the Los Angeles Kings in Round 1, we might be witnessing a change in how we should perceive Fleury's post-season play. "That's what happened in Vegas, and we did it here".

Fleury, who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, made 14 saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period and 10 saves in the third period.

During his time in Pittsburgh, Fleury saw action in 115 playoff games, and in more than 40 percent of those contests - 49 of the 115 games, to be exact - he finished with a.900 save percentage or worse, and his career playoff numbers were dragged down by a less-than-impressive.908 SP. "But (we) had some critical errors at critical times along the wall (that) ended up costing us".

Fleury survived a tense third period at Staples Center. Defenseman P.K. Subban (NSH), Forward Patrik Laine (WPG), Forward Blake Wheeler (WPG), Anze Kopitar (LAK), and Forward Filip Forsberg (NSH). Los Angeles lost its first three games to the Sharks in the first round that year and went on to win the series on the way to winning the Stanley Cup.


The Los Angeles Kings were the first wild-card team in the west. "We can definitely do it".

The Kings got a bit stronger as the series went on, but that's not saying much.

"I had a lot of opportunities in front of the net and around the net, and I've just got to get pucks up and be able to find a way to score", he said.

Total audience delivery (TAD) for 18 games across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app has averaged 761,000 viewers.

The Golden Knights killed 12 of 13 penalties in the series.


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