The only way I can think to start this recap is with three words.. Go Knights Go!! Let’s take a look at what happened when the Golden Knights made history once again.
The Golden Knights were playing with all their heart knowing that this could be the last game of the series and they would be headed to the Stanley Cup Final. In the just the first five minutes, the Winnipeg Jets were on a power play that they couldn’t capitalize on. With 14:49 left, the Jets send a quick pass in front of their own net that was intercepted by Alex Tuch. With a quick turn around, Tuch flicks a wrist shot toward the net and scores the first goal of the game giving the Knights a 1-0 lead. It took some time but the Winnipeg Jets were able to answer back with just under three minutes left to play in the first period. After a beautiful face off win by Bryan Little, Josh Morrissey sends a one timer towards Marc-Andre Fleury and finds the back of the net and ties the game 1-1.
With a tied game, both teams hit the ice determined to be the first to take the lead. Both teams played great defensively but it was the Golden Knights who struck first. With 6:38 left to play, Luca Sbisa sends a long wrist shot towards the net trying to give the Knights a 2-1 lead. Ryan Reaves, who posted himself in front of Connor Hellebuyck, redirects the puck top shelf and gets his first goal in three in a half months. After more great defensive playing on both ends of the ice, the clock hits zero and we head into the third period with the Golden Knights up by one.
I am going to make this short and sweet as this period was completely scoreless. Both teams once again played great defensively and had a ton of scoring chances ending the game tied with shots on net 32/32. With that being said, the clock runs down to zero and in their first season as a National Hockey League franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights become the Western Conference Champions! The Stanley Cup Final starts Monday, May 28th. With the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals headed into game seven, it will be exciting to see who we will be dominating to win the Stanley Cup. If the Capitals pull through the Golden Knights will get home ice advantage which we all know is bad news for Washington!
Go Knights Go!