(Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen) The Golden Knights enter Round 3 of the playoffs as a sizeable favorite. That’s because they seem to have the advantage on paper at pretty much every position on the rosters.
(Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen) The Golden Knights have battled and bruised their way through 12 tough games this postseason and with two series under their belt and another a few days away, Vegas seem to have found a simple yet painful approach to beating their opponents.
Vegas will have home-ice advantage for the rest of the playoffs. The Vegas Golden Knights won their fourth straight game and eliminated the Colorado Avalanche in six games with a 6-3 win Friday night at T-Mobile Arena to advance to the third round.
Captain Mark Stone scored the overtime game-winning goal. The Vegas Golden Knights fought back from a 2-0 deficit with two goals in the third period and the game-winner just 50 seconds into overtime to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Colorado Avalanche.
A huge development as the series shifts back to Colorado for a best-of-3. The Golden Knights could have forward Mattias Janmark back Tuesday for Game 5 of their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche.
**Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Famer, Steve Carp’s returns to SinBin.vegas for the 2021 season. His weekly column publishes every Sunday during the Golden Knights season and is brought to you by the Jimmerson Law Firm.** I’m guessing if you were one of the 17,504 who were inside the Fortress Friday, you didn’t walk out of the building.
Stone’s stellar regular season lead on both ends of the ice led to nomination. Golden Knights captain Mark Stone has been named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, given to the best two-way forward in the league.
The Vegas Golden Knights find themselves heading into Game 7 against the Minnesota Wild on Friday, May 28. The series has been defined by exceptional goaltending on both sides and a lack of consistent offense from the Golden Knights.
Marc-Andre Fleury has been nothing short of incredible for the Vegas Golden Knights through two games of the 2020-21 NHL playoffs. It shouldn’t come as a shock really since he’s the first goaltender in NHL history to play in 15 consecutive postseasons.