T-Mobile Arena has been packed and loud, and the building shouldn't be underestimated as a factor in the Golden Knights' 3-1 home postseason record with the only loss coming in the controversial Game 2 defeat to the Sharks.
Vegas took a 2-1 series lead and is now two wins from advancing to the Stanley Cup final. After Winnipeg cut the margin to 2-1 in the third period, Vegas responded with a goal of its own 90 seconds later and played rope-a-dope the rest of the way.
Vegas gave up three goals within eight minutes of the first period in Game 1, and survived a flurry of unsafe shots by the Jets at the outset on Monday. The Jets have gone 24-23 on the road for the year overall and they have averaged 2.98 gpg and have allowed 2.77 gpg in those games. When we do that, typically the crowd becomes less of a factor and those things start to play into our hands a little more as the game goes on. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 of 31 shots to record the win. Less than two minutes later, he smothered the puck with a slew of players piled near the crease.
The pair added while the Jets are the last remaining Canadian team in the playoffs, it should be no contest for Saskatchewan-based fans on which team to support.
"He's made unbelievable saves", Gallant said. "I'm sweating on the bench yelling my head off and I look down there and he's just having fun". Forward Jonathan Marchessault, who scored twice, said they didn't spend too much time in the defensive zone, got in on the forecheck and put pressure on the Jets defense.
The Knights led 1-0 and Winnipeg had just three shots on net after the opening period, to the delirium of the white-towel-waving full house at T-Mobile.
"It just shows that any team is not that far away; you just have to have the right mindset, the right mentality, the right coaches to believe in guys and stick with their guys". Early January, around the All-Star game, I was a strong believer in our team. "(I'm going to talk for 19 hours", threatened Maurice, "and keep everybody from getting out on the town)". The Jets scored immediately to start the 3rd and then dominated play for the next 15 minutes.
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The improbable run of the Golden Knights in an expansion season - and with 16 Canadian players the most of any playoff roster this year - has been a compelling story in these National Hockey League playoffs.
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It won't be easy though, as the four time champions failed to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation . Mancini arrived in Rome on Monday morning after parting company with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg at the weekend.