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 Knights started the season at a whopping 200/1 but are now co-favorites along with the Nashville Predators at 4/1. The two teams were almost equal in shots (Vegas totaled 131, L.A. had 130) and the Golden Knights won every game by just a single goal, but those numbers are pretty misleading.
Any gamblers who put $100 down in August on the Golden Knights would get a $2,100 return if Vegas won the cup. Fleury has stopped 96-of-99 shots through 9+ periods for.970 save percentage and 0.84 goals against average. "It feels good for sure", McNabb said.
McNabb's victor completed a 4-0 series win for the Knights, who will face either Anaheim or San Jose in the divisional finals.
How did the Golden Knights locker room react to winning in the 1st round?
Coach Gerard Gallant has emphasized the depth of his roster all season, and it showed in this series.
I think it is because the Golden Knights don't face as many quality superstars out west.
Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2: Lars Eller scored in the second overtime period and visiting Washington tightened its first-round playoff series. They aren't scoring, they are getting torched by the Sharks, and they are playing an undisciplined game that is continuously putting their team in bad situations. Both have scored five points, as MacKinnon has used his speed to push the Preds off balance, awhile Landeskog has been opportunistic.
Is the reason why the Vegas Golden Knights are a good expansion team because they are that good or is it because they play in a weak western conference? At this point, we should no longer be surprised by what they do, and maybe they really do have a legitimate chance to make a run at the Stanley Cup.
When L.A. offensive unit started putting together some consistent pressure in the offensive zone late in the series, Fleury held strong and kept them frustrated.
It's very early in the process, but David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins is on top of the league's playoff scorers. Despite only having six goals through two games, Vegas has benefitted from balanced scoring.
The Jets took a 3-1 lead after goals in the first and third periods from Mark Scheifele.
Also of note, regionalized coverage of Colorado-Nashville and New Jersey-Tampa Bay on NBC/CNBC on Saturday afternoon averaged a TAD of 1.702 million viewers, up 51 percent vs. coverage of Boston-Ottawa on NBC a year ago (1.130 million viewers).
On the other end, Andersen has a 4.54 GAA and an.885 save percentage.
Cory Schneider has replaced Keith Kinkaid in the New Jersey net.