Knights Face Jets In Game 3 At T

KERRY BUBOLZ

KERRY BUBOLZ

After knotting its NHL Western Conference final series at 1-1 with a 3-1 victory at Winnipeg on Monday night, the Vegas Golden Knights now hold home-ice advantage for the best-of-seven series.

Through 14 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Jets have yet to lose consecutive games and they'll put that streak on the line on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.

The expansion Golden Knights appeared to be rusty in the series opener, and the Jets scored three goals early in a 4-2 win about 48 hours after advancing out of the second round.

With the series shifting to Las Vegas tonight, can the Golden Knights keep it rolling with another win? It seems like when our backs are against the wall, it brings out the best in our group.

"Yeah, I'm satisfied with my game", he said.

"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". We got that 2-0 lead and it was a different game for us.

"It was a great atmosphere when we played here last time and it's probably going to be even better tonight", said Jets forward Patrik Laine. The Blues were eliminated in six second-round games by the Nashville Predators, the same team that won Game 7 against Perron's Anaheim Ducks in Round 1 the previous year. "We were good in the sense that I didn't think we tried to do too much in the neutral zone". 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.

TAYLOR SIMS
TAYLOR SIMS

"I really think, that 90 to 95% of the adjustments you make are back to your true form", said Maurice.

"Exactly", he said. "It takes a good whack at you a little bit because you don't expect to win this year (with an expansion team) and you wonder what will happen after that".

"First time I saw Marchy, he was a skilled guy who stayed on the outside". We're going to talk to a few people and then go from there. Because in some ways the systemization of these teams takes years. "And really what you're doing is adjusting back to form".

"It's going to be an intense game". We know our game, we play our game, we just gotta play our game. We're going to go to Vegas.

The Golden Knights are 3-1 in their own building, having outscored the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks 18-8 and outshooting both teams by a combined 186-170 margin. "I want us to play the same way", said Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant. I'm hoping I get my feet under me as soon as possible. You'd like to establish our game, play on our terms. That's the game of hockey.

The Golden Knights could get a boost up front as David Perron is a game-time decision after missing Game 2 with an unspecified injury or illness. Strong performances from the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Marchessault and Tomas Tatar was the central avenue through which the Golden Knights snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and evened the series up. Gallant said Subban was day to day and declined to disclose the reason.

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