The Vegas Golden Knights were the talk of the morning in the Eastern Conference Final on Monday. "They're a wonderful story," Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. The Golden Knights became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season since the St. Louis Blues in 1968 by defeating the Winnipeg Jets in five games in the Western Conference Final.
Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson scored 43 goals this season, nearly quintupling his previous career high. The Vegas Golden Knights’ dream inaugural season will conclude with a Stanley Cup showdown against either the Tampa Bay Lightning or Washington Capitals. It’s not a scenario many, if anyone, would’ve predicted at the start of the playoffs let alone at the beginning of the season. Almost equally as surprising, however, has been the breakout campaign we’ve seen from William Karlsson.
A group of players nobody wanted — the self-proclaimed 'Golden Misfits' — are heading to the Stanley Cup final. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western Conference final 4-1.
À leur première année d’existence, les Golden Knights de Vegas ont accompli l’exploit de se qualifier pour la finale de la Coupe Stanley. Ils y sont parvenus en remportant le cinquième match de leur série contre les Jets par la marque de 2-1, dimanche à Winnipeg.