Fleury, Golden Knights make more playoff history

Posted April 19, 2018

The Golden Knights outchanced them 112-82 at five-on-five, and when it comes to high-danger scoring chances, Vegas had 41 compared to L.A.'s 25.

The Golden Knights joined the 1970 Pittsburgh Penguins as the only teams to sweep their first playoff series and is the first to do so in its inaugural season. Columbus is just two wins away from advancing to Round 2 for the first time in franchise history.

While the Golden Knights are now Stanley Cup co-favorites, Vegas does have them as slight underdogs to finish a series sweep Tuesday night at +105.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in another stellar performance, stopping 31 shots as the Knights finished off their fourth one-goal victory of the series. The Kings lost the first game due to Fleury out dueling Quick.

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"Those are small details but they are huge momentum changers and he had them the entire series", forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare said. Fleury has stopped 96-of-99 shots through 9+ periods for.970 save percentage and 0.84 goals against average.

"All season long, I didn't know any records about expansion teams", goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. Tuesday's effort was Fleury's 12th career postseason shutout, tied with Terry Sawchuk for 10th-most in National Hockey League history."You guys remind us or tell us about those records, but it's not something that we talk about or shoot for", Fleury said. Fleury also made 30 saves for the shutout in the opening game of the series in a 1-0 Golden Knights win last Wednesday.

The over is 3-0-1 in the last four Golden Knights road games.

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"They are going to play their game". It was the Capitals' turn to prevail in OT, this time on the Blue Jackets' home ice, to pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. "(Haula) butt-ends one of the best players in the world in the face with the butt-end of his stick, so if I was confused before, I'm bewildered now.

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One of the ways we teed up the post-season here at THN was by taking a look at potential x-factors for every playoff team.

McNabb, who spent part of four seasons in the Kings' organization has just 12 goals in 314 career games, nearly half of which came this year with Vegas.

"We created opportunity, but at the end of the day, you have to take advantage of those opportunities".

CNBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins at 8 p.m., as the Winnipeg Jets visit the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of their first-round series, with Winnipeg leading 2-1.

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