The Golden Knights defeated the Jets in five gamesto advance to the Stanley Cup Final, literally as far as it can go.
This time last year, they didn't even have a roster. And no one expectedthe Golden Knights to reach the playoffs so suddenly, let alone win three series and come within four wins of the hoisting theStanley Cup, but the upstart expansion franchise has made a habit ofexceedingexpectations and defyinglogic every step of the way.
Winnipeg native Ryan Reaves scored the eventual game-winning goal midway through the second period Sunday to propelVegasin the best-of-seven series, knocking off a Jets team that Teven Jenkins Jerseys finished with the second-best record in the NHL during the regular season. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves, including eight shots in the final period to clinch the Golden Knights' victory. has a .947 save percentage in the playoffs.
After Vegas' win, hardly anybody was able to contain their emotions as they took to social media to congratulate the expansion team, which opened its season 227 games ago.
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Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights)
Hey VegasVEGAS!!!You ready for the Stanley Cup Final???
Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights)
Thank you to Chicago Bears Women Jersey the for an unforgettable Western Conference Final... we wish you the best of luck in the Final.
Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets)
Congratulations to the on winning the Western Conference and advancing to the Stanley Cup final.
Paul Bi sonnette (@BizNasty2point0)
Here we go ! Congrats on the series. On to the next one.
Hilary Knight (@HilaryKnight)
The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup final in their first year of existence, Ryan Reaves with the series-clinching goal to cap the WCF; and no, I'm not on crack. Unreal !
Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun)
The Golden Misfits are going to the Stanley Cup final. Well never see something like this again in our lifetime.
Chris Johnston (@reporterchris)
M-A-M-M-A M-I-A!!! I LOVE SPORTS! CONGRATULATIONS KNOCKING ON DESTINYS DOOR!
Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo)
Congratulations to the on the Western Conference title! Good luck in the next round on your quest for the !
UNLV Athletics (@UNLVathletics)
Congratulations to the Vegas Golden Knights. Unbelievable.
Joe Theismann (@Theismann7)
Congratulations, ! Were going to the Finals!
MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl)
From nothing to something to everything. What a team. Jesper Horsted Jerseys What a story. Congratulations to the and all my friends in Las Vegas. It's been fun watching this all unfold from afar. Good luck in the final.
Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA)
Congratulations !! I've been there from day 1 and today was the best!!
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The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik)
Crazy story. to the Finals. Greatest achievement ever for a profe sional team from Vegas!. (Unle s you count the 1990 UNLV Runnin Rebels :)
Chris Fowler (@cbfowler)
Ladies and Gentlemen put your hands together for your 2018 Western Conference Champions...The Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Mike Commodore (@commie22)
I have all of the goosebumps! Congrats on heading onto the !!! Seeing how this team has taken over a city and received so much love and support. Continue making history boys!
Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE)
The will play for the Stanley Cup!!!
Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick)
Totally crazy! Congrats! Beat the east!!!!
At airport, listening to game on phone... Just goosebumps!!! Hair on arms standing up!!! Just wow! Congrats to and their fans!
Mike Rupp Isaiah Coulter Jerseys (@Rupper17)
The city of Las Vegas deserves this! The are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals!!!
Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic)