There was confusion about a Winnipeg goal in the first period that put the Jets up 3-0 after two replay reviews, but the NHL left little doubt that the correct call was made.
The Golden Knights may have lost their first game in the Western Conference Final, but fans haven’t lost their faith that the team can advance to the Stanley Cup Final in its first season.
Vegas immediately fell behind and then chased all evening of a 4-2 defeat at Bell MTS Place in the opener of the Western Conference Final.
Almost all young athletes dream of a raucous, sold-out crowd chanting their name during a postseason game. But those visions don’t usually include the scenario being on the road and the incantation being used as a sarcastic taunt.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien set the tone for a 4-2 victory with a blast from between the top of the faceoff circles just 1:05 into Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. It’s not like the Golden Knights weren’t prepared for it.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has made a traditional bet against her counterpart in the rival city, in this case Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.
The Winnipeg Jets scored three goals in the first period en route to a 4-2 victory over the Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.
The Golden Knights entered Bell MTS Place Saturday to face the Winnipeg Jets.
From 1993 to 1999, the Las Vegas Thunder shared the Thomas Mack Center with the UNLV basketball team, outdrew the Rebels at the turnstiles and showed that pro hockey not only could survive in the Las Vegas desert but also could flourish.
Golden Knights’ rugged forward Ryan Reaves played while William Carrier remains out with an upper-body injury.