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Vegas Golden Knights

For the Stanley Cup Final, it will strictly be "las vegas".

A Stanley Cup final that seemed improbable eight months ago begins Monday when the expansion Vegas Golden Knights host the Washington Capitals in Game 1.

It's rare to see an expansion team battle for the championship in its first season, but the Knights are turning skeptics into believers.

"We actually had a phone call from the events coordinator of the Vegas Golden Knights", said the shop's manager Chrysta Campbell.

"It was great to just have a break in February where I could really analyze myself in a game, go to work, kind of get back to those roots and just working as hard as I possibly can to figure out different things of myself and the game", Holtby said. Linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov has a franchise-record 24 playoff points through 19 games.

The Vegas Golden Knights' pregame introductions have become the NHL's most anticipated and kitschiest celebrations during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

"It's amusing how life goes", said the Golden Knights GM, who managed the Capitals for 17 years. I was probably the same as everybody else - 'We'll see how they do after 10 or 15 games after the excitement has worn off, or if we're for real.' And then damn if it doesn't keep going. "So now that we've reached the Final, we're going to do everything we can to do something special here for us, for the team, and for the city".

Still, Seattle will get a far better nucleus than the Capitals had when picking the 17th or 18th best players off rosters.

Not only is Beagle thankful to McPhee for taking a chance on him, but he also believes in the moves made to try to bring a championship to Washington well before now, even if they didn't work out perfectly.

A couple who survived the October shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival has named their newborn after one of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey players, saying the team has brought some positivity into their lives after the tragedy. And yet, here we are, two teams that have defied the odds every step of the way this year.

The Golden Knights lack of a captain has not held the team back this season. "But it's a whole other type of animal this time of year".

Kuznetsov tops all National Hockey League players with 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in the playoffs, and Ovechkin is second with 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists).

Kool Breeze Ice Cream Barn in Summerside mixed vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookie crumbs and caramel to create the "Marc-Andre Fleury".

Fleury already has three Stanley Cup rings, but he has added another incredible act to his career with tenacious play for the Golden Knights, whose inexperienced pros have leaned on him to get through tough nights.

"Who knows?" Tuch said, clearly uninterested in living in the past and way more interested in chasing a Stanley Cup. Thus, since the 1939 final, the average goals per game in Game 1 is 5.64, with the home side averaging 3.36 goals to the road team's 2.28 goals. In the latter game, Reilly Smith had a pair of goals to key the win.

The 58-year-old Kisio deserves at least a sliver of credit. A guy hit as I was trying to stay in the line-up, playing with a guard on my helmet that would allow me to play even if I had a broken jaw. But he has flourished since taking over the No. 1 role, compiling a 12-6 record with 2.04 GAA and a.924 save percentage.

Teams this time could protect only 11 players at most from being selected - seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie.