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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets, 5-12-2018 - Prediction & Preview

12 May 2018

The Vegas Golden Knights aren't supposed to be four wins away from a berth in the Stanley Cup final.

Given that the Knights came into a fully formed league and had to take the discards of 30 teams, their run to the conference finals is more impressive than what the Blues accomplished.

Fisette and his fellow Jets fans are celebrating after the National Hockey League team defeated the Nashville Predators in seven games to advance to the NHL's western conference finals.

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"The coffee tastes great this morning", Wheeler said at a Friday afternoon press conference. I wrote them off before they played Los Angeles in round one. For instance, Vegas was able to poach top-4 defenseman Shea Theodore from Anaheim for nothing since the Ducks were reportedly scared that they would lose (current Devil) Sami Vatanen or Josh Manson instead. Called the "Yo-Yo" series because of all the up and downs (with each team taking turns stinking the joint out), it should be the Jets turn, who are carrying our nation on their shoulders, to come up big. Scoring in the win was Jonathan Marchessault, which was his 4th of the postseason, Nate Schmidt, which was his 2nd of the playoffs and Cody Eakin, which was his 3rd. In contrast, Penguins goalie Matt Murray has a 2.48 goals-against average and.906 save percentage but has had four starts already in the playoffs where his save percentage was less than.900. The Jets haven't ever been to the WCF and Vegas is in their inaugural season. Fleury is 21-5 with a 2.33 GAA and a.917 save percentage in his carer (regular season) against the Jets. Those prices didn't last long, as the odds settled nearly uniformly on Winnipeg laying minus-140 to Vegas' plus-120. "The two teams we played were very good hockey teams and we were very evenly matched with those teams", he said, referring to his playoff opponents.

And Winnipeg had the best record of them all. For a more comprehensive look at how each team's odds have ebbed and flowed throughout the season, check out our NHL Stanley Cup Futures Tracker.

In a series which saw each game deliver a different storyline, no team could take advantage of home-ice, with the road teams winning five of the seven games overall in the series, including Thursday night's contest in Nashville.

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Winnipeg center Mark Scheifele can not be stopped during the playoffs as he has racked up 11 goals along with five assists over 12 games. Forward Mark Scheifele set a record for most road goals (seven) in a single playoff series. In the playoffs, the 25-year-old has continued his outstanding play through 10 games, recording four goals and six assists. The city has always been considered the entertainment capital of the world and has the flawless accommodations to house both the visiting teams and their fans.

"Just watching them in the playoffs, it's not a fluke", said Wheeler, who has 15 points in 12 games. He also had 38 assists in the regular season and he has upped that pace during the postseason with 10 assists.

The players deserve a lot of the credit, but Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff should be right there with them as their moves were catalysts in the Game 7 victory.

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8 - When Vegas general manager George McPhee assembled the Golden Knights, his plan was to select players on short-term contracts so the franchise wouldn't be hampered by long-term albatrosses. With the win, the Jets beat the Predators four games to three. "They had 109 points".

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets, 5-12-2018 - Prediction & Preview