NHL EXPANSION TEAM LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS HEADED TO STANLEY CUP FINALS

The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Bell MTS Place on Sunday. Vegas will face the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. The Lightning lead that best-of-7 series 3-2. By Scott Billeck

 

Ryan Reaves celebrates the eventual series-winning goal with his teammates during the second period Sunday. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal with 6:39 to play in the second period as the Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final Sunday afternoon. The Golden Knights won the series four games to one, taking four straight games after losing Game 1 in Winnipeg on May 12. By Samuel Chamberlain

 

Once a 500-to-1 shot to win the Stanley Cup when the puck dropped on their inaugural season in October, the Vegas Golden Knights are four wins away. Vegas is going to the Stanley Cup Final. Believe it.

Perhaps the most unbelievable story in the history of professional sports, this group of Golden Misfits wrote another incredible chapter on Sunday afternoon when they silenced the Winnipeg Whiteout. The Golden Knights never trailed after Game 1, knocking off Winnipeg in four straight games, culminating with a clinical, 2-1 clincher in Game 5 at Bell MTS Place. By Frank Seravalli, TSN Senior Hockey

 

 

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