Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the Golden Knights’ $61.6 million free agent signing, has been the team’s best player during the NHL playoffs after a subpar regular season.
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Once the puck drops Monday, all which happened before means nothing in regard to which team ultimately advances to a Stanley Cup final.
Talked about all season, the depth of the Golden Knights struck again in a 6-3 series-clinching win at T-Mobile Arena.
The Golden Knights’ top-line forward and captain scored in overtime to clinch a 3-2 overtime playoff victory at Colorado.
The Golden Knights are making life difficult on Colorado, and the Avalanche aren’t responding in kind. They’re getting beat up and down the ice time and again.
It has become a best-of-three now, this West Division final series that the Knights tied at two games apiece with a victory Sunday before 18,081 at T-Mobile Arena.
Chandler Stephenson is the other top-line forward in this Golden Knights-Avalanche series who can fly.
The Knights on Friday night sought and earned a rebirth against Colorado in a best-of-seven Western Division final, beating the Avalanche 3-2.
Game 1 was a mirage. The Colorado Avalanche are the NHL’s best team, but in no manner is the margin between them and the Golden Knights to the degree we witnessed Sunday.
If you listen to those fans and media of teams opposing the Golden Knights in these Stanley Cup playoffs, you wonder: When did the Hanson Brothers arrive in Las Vegas?
Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer said he’s confident his team will bounce back after losing 7-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of the West Division final.
The Colorado Avalanche torched the Golden Knights in Game 1 of the West Division final, but it wasn’t because Robin Lehner started instead of Marc-Andre Fleury.
For just the second time in their four seasons, the Golden Knights enter a best-of-seven playoff series as an underdog when they meet the Colorado Avalanche.