Pinch yourselves hockey fans, because what you just witnessed was real. The Vegas Golden Knights have miraculously punched their ticket into the Western Conference Final.
Vegas entered the season with the worst odds of winning the Stanley Cup, but are now just four wins away from capturing a championship in their inaugural season. The league’s newest team hardly flinched against the high-flying Jets, cruising past them with four wins in just five total games. Vegas will now await the results between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals to determine who they’ll play in the Final.
Hardly anyone could believe anything the Golden Knights did this season, but here they are, competing for a chance to be named the best team in hockey. Sports fans predictably reacted to the team’s miraculous win.
There’s plenty of haters against the idea of Vegas making it all the way. How on earth could this have happened? How did Dale Tallon in his right mind decide to expose Reilly Smith AND Jonathan Marchessault? It’s still difficult to comprehend how this team was compiled in the first place.
At this point, you may as well jump onto the Golden Knights’ bandwagon. Say what you want about them being in their first season, but what they’ve done so far has been beyond impressive.