For openers, Marc-Andre Fleury and counterpart Braden Holtby weren’t sharp to begin the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final, won by the Golden Knights 6-4 over the Washington Capitals.
A best-of-seven series between the Golden Knights and Washington commences Monday evening, and the Vegas general manager also spent 17 years with the Capitals in the same capacity.
Nothing stresses a community like having to recover from bombs or a mass shooting, and nothing can emerge as a beacon of hope like the simplicity of a winning team.
Vegas is two wins from the Stanley Cup Final after defeating Winnipeg 4-2 on Wednesday night in the Western Conference Final before an announced gathering of 18,477 at T-Mobile Arena.
The scene outside Bell MTS Place for Game 2 on Monday will assuredly equal or perhaps even upstage the four-block madhouse of a party that welcomed the hockey world Saturday, especially given Winnipeg beat Vegas 4-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series.
In winning yet another Stanley Cup playoff game Monday night, Vegas players again reminded those asking questions afterward of a certain incentive that has defined their expansion journey.