Rested Golden Knights ready to face Jets in NHL's Western Conference final

Rested Golden Knights ready to face Jets in NHL's Western Conference final

Rested Golden Knights ready to face Jets in NHL's Western Conference final

Kelly Matsumura proudly wears her Golden Knights shirt, but she wasn't always a Las Vegas fan. They are exceeding expectations with a very talented team that has really proven it belongs among the best of the best.

Vegas' Alex Tuch has four goals and three assists as the sole postseason rookie for the Golden Knights. Now imagine a time-travelling version of yourself came and told you that the Western Conference final this season would be between the league's second best team, the Winnipeg Jets, and the division winning Vegas Golden Knights. So much for patience with this expansion team, #VegasStrong wants a #CupIn1. She says many in Vegas don't know where Winnipeg is. But that's the task for Seattle, who are aiming to join the National Hockey League in 2020.

The SWBL has released their schedule and the Virden Oilers see their first action on the road as they go to Elkhorn and Reston on May 23 and 25, respectfully. If anything, Vegas has been too good, too quickly. "I think what they've done is one of the greatest stories in sports".

That could be bad news for Seattle, who are unlikely to start their inaugural season with a team as good as the Golden Knights.

But Vegas has a potent second line of its own with James Neal, Erik Haula and David Perron teaming up for 165 points. He said he relishes the fact that his team has exceeded the expectations of, well, everybody. Matias Ekholm had one goal and eight points. His reputation as a prime-time player is matched only by the most cheerful demeanor in the sport.

"When the Golden Knights have won, the sportsbooks have lost", said Grodsky. The most egregious offender was Dale Tallon with the Florida Panthers. Linemates Jonathan Marchessault (75 points) and Reilly Smith (60 points) complete one of the best lines in the National Hockey League. Like it was in the mid 1990s, player availability is just not there. In their two regular-season meetings in Winnipeg, the Knights went 1-1, winning the last game on February 1 in overtime. They are the greatest expansion team in sports history, finishing the regular season with 109 points, while the Jets, after missing the post season a year ago, finished with 114 points. "Vegas is not a hockey city".

A tap of the stick to the Washington Capitals for slaying their playoff dragon, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

These bunch of castoffs have their sights firmly on Lord Stanley's mug as they head into their third round of the playoffs. To top it off, he tallied an assist on the opening goal. Wheeler (106 points) has tallied 26 goals and 80 assists and has recorded two or more points 28 times this year.

Remembering his team is still in the Stanley Cup playoffs will do that.

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