Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals - including an empty-netter in the closing seconds - to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night. Before he even took his pads off after game 3 of the Western Conference Final he spent time with the two sons of the Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan. Needless to say, it's now officially a thing. The Golden Knights improved to 5-1 at home in the playoffs, and host Game 4 on Friday night.
Neal and Alex Tuch scored goals just 2:33 apart in the first half of the second period to give Vegas a 3-1 lead.
Expect outstanding goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury, who is one of the best and most experienced goalies of the teams still left in the playoffs.
Since 1973, the team that has captured a 2-1 lead in the semifinal has gone on to take the series 87.5 percent of the time, winning 35 of 43 encounters.More news: US FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines
The Jets, the NHL's biggest team, attempted to impose their will physically in Game 3 but came up short in a 4-2 loss at T-Mobile Arena.
Those who attend the watch party will have a chance to win prizes, and take part in the usual activities that take place at Toshiba Plaza during home games, according to the Knights.
"Vegas is getting more comfortable". For about seven minutes in the third period (Wednesday), Winnipeg applied as much pressure as they possibly could have on Vegas and they still could not get the job done.
The total is 5½ (Over minus 115), and the Knights are plus 220 on the puck line.More news: In Custody After Reports of Shots Fired at Trump Golf Resort
The Jets had scored a power play goal in 11 of the 13 playoff games in which they had a man advantage, but was 0 for 2 with a man advantage.
"I said Fleury had to steal one or two of these games, and that was his first one", Lane said.
Wheeler, who was pushed up against the back of the net during the scrum, didn't seem too fazed by the gesture. "That's why they've been so successful this year".More news: European Union moves to block United States sanctions on Iran