In case you missed it, last night the Vegas Golden Knights managed to pull even in their Western Conference Final series against the Winnipeg Jets, earning an impressive 3-1 road victory. The two powerhouse clubs now head to Las Vegas for Wednesday evening’s pivotal Game 3.
After getting absolutely run over by the Jets’ offence in the first period of Game 1, the Golden Knights rebounded to play two close periods but simply couldn’t muster enough offense to make a game of things in the series opener. Last night though, Vegas was on top of the Jets from the opening puck drop. The Golden Knights opened up a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Tomas Tatar and Jonathan Marchessault.
Breakout star Kyle Connor pulled the Jets to within one goal midway through the period:
But… the comeback was short lived as Marchessault put home his second of the evening just 15 seconds later:
Just listen to that crowd… they go from raucous to dead silent pretty quickly.
Late in the game with his team down by two and with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on the bench for an extra attacker, Jets head coach Paul Maurice was doing his best to inspire some offense from his club, but unfortunately Sportsnet’s video crew made things difficult on him. Check out this clip from last night and see if you can make out what Maurice is shouting toward the camera:
Anyone want to take a stab at this? There are certainly a couple words that begin with the letter “F”…
“F*ck off… Could you move the f*cking camera?”
Just then the camera cuts out and Sportsnet goes to a different angle. How much you want to be that this camera operator received an earful from his boss? Classic.
With the series now locked up at one game apiece, hockey fans are in store for some fireworks when things transition over to Vegas for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday evening. The Golden Knights now sport a 4-1 home record at T-Mobile Arena this postseason, while the Jets have an impressive 4-2 road record through two rounds.
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