Golden Knights sweep Kings out of the playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights just swept a playoff series, as an expansion team

The Golden Knights became the first team in the Stanley Cup playoffs to clinch a ticket to the second round after sweeping the Los Angeles Kings in four games.

Shockingly, it is the Vegas Golden Knights, the first-year expansion team that won the Pacific Division title.

It's probably unfair to expect him to be THIS good moving though the playoffs and Vegas' offense will likely provide him with a little more support than they did against L.A.'s top-ranked defense, but the Knights will need him to continue being a difference-maker as they move along. Here I am eating crow, because the Golden Knights swept the Los Angeles Kings in Round 1, and while the games were extremely low scoring, the series wasn't particularly close.

The Golden Knights are equipped to win either type of series, and they show no signs of resting on their laurels.

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With McNabb scoring the only goal of the night, that gives Vegas seven different players to score in the series, no one getting more than a lone marker.

The Kings had the best scoring defense in the National Hockey League this season, allowing 2.46 goals per game.

The great regular season was rewarded with a tough first-round draw against Los Angeles Kings.

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. (The NHL awards two points for a win and one point for an overtime or shootout loss).

Coach Gerard Gallant's team has also been helped by the presence of William Karlsson, who led the team with 43 goals, and two-way forward Reilly Smith, who added 38 assists for the year.

The Golden Knights now wait to see which team it'll face in the second round, with the San Jose Sharks leading 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks. Vegas would get banged around and would get star struck. "Obviously we've got to win that series, but we're not looking at it in that sort of way. We can definitely do it". Fleury stopped 127 of 130 total chances (.977 save percentage) and, although he wasn't particularly pressured much in the early going, he was especially good in Game 4. "We've got to look at the next game and be able to cash in the rest that we're going to have here". The Slovak scorer had played in all 22 games since Vegas acquired him from Detroit, but has just two points in the last 10. Margot Robbie, David Beckham and injured Dodgers slugger Justin Turner attended the game.