HOT CORNER: Incredible season continues for Vegas Golden Knights

Winnipeg Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 5/14/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jets win first game ever in Western Conference Final

Even if the Jets do lose, the victor of this series will finally end the Golden Knights search for the elusive Holy Grail. The way Marc-Andre Fleury and Connor Hellebuyck have played this regular/post season, it might be surprising if those numbers continue on the over.

An average audience of three million tuned in to see the Jets beat the Predators 5-1 and advance to the NHL Western Conference final for the first time. Jack Adams finalist Gerard Gallant says the six day break between games is the ideal amount of rest to have them geared up for the next round. NBC will broadcast the matchup, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 12. A line like that, that's playing really well, it's tough to just altogether eliminate them. 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. Then they've had to wait another seven years for Jets 2.0 to be sculpted into a championship-calibre outfit. The P.E.I. native has gotten the most out of a group that was beset by injuries (using four goalies in a seven-game stretch) and lacks a true superstar.

Marc-Andre Fleury (.932 save percentage and 2.10 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas.

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Vegas has faced good teams so far in both the Kings and the Sharks, but they haven't faced anyone almost as dynamic or complete as the Jets so far.

After a back-and-forth slugfest of a second-round series with the Nashville Predators where neither club has imposed its will for longer than a period or two, the Jets are looking to get back to their best, or close to it, on the road in Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night.

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"We got a little too confident after Game 1, we came out a little slow in Game 2 and we just have to fix that and focus on a good start for Game 3", Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore said.

The Second Round saw them play the only team that finished above them, the Presidents Trophy winning Nashville Predators.

The Golden Knights are coming off a week's rest after ousting the San Jose Sharks in six games.

Scheifele scored seven goals in the series - all in Nashville. The Jets suffered consecutive home losses in its second-round playoff series against Nashville. His save percentage of.924 looks very much like his regular-season mark of.922. While the whole team impressed by showing their resilience against the playoff battle-hardened Sharks, the Marchessault-Karlsson-Smith line once again showed that they're almost unstoppable. They have been very solid at the defensive end of the ice, during the postseason, as they come in ranked 3rd in goals allowed, giving up 2.25 gpg, while also ranking 2nd in shots allowed (28.6 spg) and 10th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 25.0% of their chances. The Golden Knights did not make Prior available for an interview for this article. "I'm super excited to be here and just having a chance to be playing playoff hockey with this team". I feel that all the edges point to the Golden Knights in this one and they should walk away with a hard-fought game one win.

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