Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Local Canadians say the Golden Knights' fever has struck them

Local Canadians say the Golden Knights' fever has struck them

The white jerseys are better.

Anticipation, excitement and a fair amount of nerves are to be expected ahead of a Game 7.

Vegas has managed 29.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Winnipeg is averaging 36.4 shots per game over its last five at home.

The victor of this series will play in the Stanley Cup finals, facing off against the victor of the Washington-Tampa Bay series. The Lightning will win this series over the Capitals but it will take them seven games to do it. "They're great players, they're going to get their chances". I wish my team hadn't given away (insert player name here). I think our record is 4-1 in both places, is it not?

That's not to mention the bounty of draft picks the Golden Knights extracted from the rest of the National Hockey League, including three first round picks in 2017, that should make them a contender for years to come.

Mleczko, the new kid in the broadcast booth, said she has no idea how the series between the new kids and Canada's sole survivors will turn out, only that it should be exciting and that she and the kids are looking forward to watching at a reasonable hour.

The Vegas Golden Knights may be the first expansion team that never looked like one. In the locker room, he's an even better person.

10 - It's been ten years since a team other than the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, or Boston Bruins has won the Stanley Cup.

Just how far they go will depend largely on the pads of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup victor with Pittsburgh.

"There was lots of unknowns going to this team - the talent, the organization, the players, seeing how we would do".

Will Marc-Andre Fleury and Brayden Holtby continue their surprisingly dominant performances into the conference finals? The Golden Knights have gone 26-20 on the road and they have averaged 2.89 gpg and have allowed 2.87 gpg in those games. Winnipeg is a deeper team, has a better powerplay and has more star power that can take over a game. The Golden Knights got here by taking out the San Jose Sharks in six games, while the Jets moved on by topping the Predators in seven games.

"This isn't just a new team with a insane fan base", Mleczko said about getting to know the Knights.

"I just thought, I have a chartered plane service that wants to work with me, let's make something happen", she said.

All signs point to Seattle as getting the next NHL expansion franchise, and given the Knights' success don't be surprised if the rest of the league makes it harder for Seattle to duplicate what the Knights did. During Thursday night's game, the interest spiked, she said.

"As you get later in your career, you've just got to enjoy these moments", he said.

"I feel very much responsible for our season ending at this point", a despondent Rinne told a scrum at his locker stall. Listening to too much hockey media would lead you to believe that the league was planning on awarding the Stanley Cup to the victor of Jets-Predators series, but things won't be quite that easy for the Jets. "You try different things, (and there's) maybe one technical thing that's changed", Fleury said. The problem for the Jets here is that they didn't play well at home in their series against the Preds and they will be very exhausted for this one, while the Golden Knights haven't played since Sunday.

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