For seemingly the first time in the Las Vegas Golden Knights’ inaugural season, the team is facing adversity as it trails the Washington Capitals 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight.
While one franchise has been around since 1974, and the other is in its first year, the two teams share one thing in common: they’re both looking to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.
Vegas has had a relatively easy path to this point. They haven’t lost consecutive games until dropping the second and third games of this series, and they’ve only played three more games than the minimum 12 to get to the finals.
They’ve certainly benefitted from an easier expansion draft in today’s age as they were able to take three-time Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury to defend the team’s net in year one.