NHL Playoffs: Golden Knights Top Jets With 2nd-Period Spurt

Posted May 17, 2018

The Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele drives behind Vegas Golden Knights' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury with Nate Schmidt trailing behind during Game 2 of the western conference final on Monday.

"You'll find out tonight", Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. The pair noted they realized early on Saskatchewan had the opportunity to claim Vegas as their team, with a high contingent of Canadian players and plenty of direct flights to Sin City.

The difference between Jesuit and Jefferson on Tuesday night came down to a few little things, a few small details.In the end, in fact, it was a bunt by Oscar Galvez with two outs in the eighth inning that made the ultimate difference.G.

"It's not the way I pictured the year, starting in October. We want to make sure we deal with our loss, don't carry it too heavily and then come up with our finest game of the post-season".

"(A) good start is really important in here. Throw out his full season in Edmonton during the hopeless era before Connor McDavid arrived and the 29-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., has made the playoffs for six straight years. Believe it or not, that's in excess of ticket prices for last year's Stanley Cup Final!

A hiccup in Game 1 appears to have been just that, based on how well they played in Winnipeg the next time out. Among the four teams remaining, only the Lightning has ever won the Stanley Cup.

When the Knights claimed him from the Blues in last June's expansion draft, Perron, who turns 30 in two weeks, anxious his best chances to win a championship might be behind him.

"If you're going to talk out there in the media that you have to be better, I think you need to lead by example", he said. This definitely was a truly unique experience and I'm lucky to be a part of it. "That's what happens. So I thought we had a lot more pressure". "It's been great to see the success".

Scheifele netted his second goal of the game just 18 seconds into the third period to cut Vegas' lead to one, but Winnipeg couldn't overcome the Golden Knights' speed and execution, despite outplaying them over the final 20 minutes. Winnipeg hadn't lost back-to-back games during the playoffs.

Fleury has been named first star in seven of of Vegas' 10 postseason wins, and fans are learning first-hand during the city's inaugural National Hockey League playoff run just how important a game-stealer of a goaltender is.

"They'll be better tonight", Gallant said of the line. They've gone 37-4-6 on the year when scoring first, and 30-2-2 when leading after the first period.

It looked like they were going to pick up where they left off.

"They're going to have their games, we're going to have our games", Scheifele said.

"It's tough", Perron said. I'm hoping I get my feet under me as soon as possible. "We're going to have to be able to handle that". "Marc-Andre Fleury is tops among players in playoffs merch sales".