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Vegas Golden Knights (51-24-7)

Sun. 9/17 Tue. 9/19 Fri. 4/13 Sun. 4/15 Tue. 4/17
@ Van 
W 9-4
@ Col 
W 4-1
vs. LA 
W 2-1
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@ LA 
W 3-2
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@ LA 
W 1-0
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Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds.

Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Kings to move into the second round against San Jose.

That puts the Golden Knights in some rare company as they became the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep a series in their inaugural season . The Pittsburgh Penguins recorded a sweep in their first playoffs appearance in 1970, which was their third season in the NHL. Not to be overlooked are the St. Louis Blues, who made three straight Stanley Cup finals beginning in 1967-68 after the league expanded and threw all the new teams into the same division. The Florida Panthers also had early success, going to the 1996 Finals three years after entering the league.

Points: W. Karlsson78
Plus/Minus: W. Karlsson49
Shots on Goal: J. Marchessault268
PIM: R. Reaves94
Win: M. Fleury29
Shutouts: M. Fleury4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 268 (5)
Shots: 2686 (11)
PP%: 21.4% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 560 (30)
Assists: 443 (8)
SH Goals: 8 (12)
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Vegas 51 24 7 109
x-Anaheim 44 25 13 101
x-San Jose 45 27 10 100
x-Los Angeles 45 29 8 98
Calgary 37 35 10 84
Edmonton 36 40 6 78
Vancouver 31 40 11 73
Arizona 29 41 12 70
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 225 (24)
Shots Against: 2521 (25)
PK%: 81.4% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 616 (28)
Shutouts: 5 (14)
Sv%: 0.911 (12)
Date Player Status
3/1 L. Sbisa Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
10/4 D. Clarkson Back (IR)
10/4 M. Grabovski Post-concussion syndrome (IR)
10/3 C. Stoner Abdomen (IR)
Date Player Transactions
4/11 D. Ferguson Called up from minors from Kamloops-WHL
4/6 B. Pirri Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
4/2 B. Pirri Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/23 O. Dansk Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/21 O. Dansk Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/15 T. Hyka Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/15 M. Lagace Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/8 T. Hyka Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
3/8 Z. Whitecloud Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
3/6 T. Hyka Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
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