The Golden Knights blue line and goaltenders received high marks for their playoff performances. The forwards had a tougher time in the end.
2021 Golden Knights playoffs
The NHL plans to return to a normal 82-game season for 2021-22, and the Golden Knights hope that means they will be traveling to each league city again.
Marc-Andre Fleury won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender during the NHL Awards show Tuesday.
The Westgate has installed the Golden Knights as the 5-1 co-favorites with the Avalanche to win the 2022 Stanley Cup. The Knights are the third choice at Station Casinos.
Golden Knights fans overflow with high expectations, indulged by the success of a team that didn’t exist until 2017 but has made the NHL playoffs every season.
Despite reaching the third round in back-to-back postseasons, the Golden Knights are still learning what they have to do to win the Stanley Cup.
Hired as Golden Knights coach in January of 2020, Pete DeBoer immediately believed he was to inherit a team capable of winning a Stanley Cup.
There are questions as to whether the Golden Knights can keep their Jennings Trophy-winning goaltending tandem intact. But Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner made things work this season and formed a strong bond.
Changes must occur after the Knights were eliminated by Montreal 3-2 in overtime of Game 6 in a Stanley Cup semifinal.
Golden Knights captain Mark Stone finished with no points in the series, had seven shots on goal in six games and finished minus-two at five-on-five.
Montreal is the first Canadian team to play for the Cup since 2011 and will look to be the first from north of the border to win it since 1993.
Here’s what happened in Game 6 of the Golden Knights’ NHL semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Bell Centre.
Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:39 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens stunned the heavily favored Golden Knights, whose Stanley Cup aspirations came to a bitter end.
The Golden Knights are making a change in goal again for Thursday’s must-win Game 6 against the Montreal Canadiens.
It’s up to the Golden Knights to extend the series and avoid falling short of expectations for the second consecutive postseason when they play in Montreal on Thursday.