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Behind the Armor: The Golden Knight tells his Knight's tale

Behind the Armor: The Golden Knight tells his Knight's tale

"We just try to keep our game simple".

With a point to prove after losing Game 2 at home, the fast start will be ideal for the Jets, but keeping the intensity up for the final 40 minutes will be the biggest key. "We like where it was in the Nashville series".

"After I heard I was unprotected, I moved on and hoped that Vegas would pick me and they did".

Ideally for the Golden Knights, tonight's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Winnipeg Jets will go a lot like Saturday's Game 1 - only in reverse. The arrival of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 gave her an excuse to buy some tickets, she said, while the mass shooting on The Vegas Strip last fall gave the team and the community even more of a sense of goal, she added. That never happens. They've got a great team and they've had a great year, so no one is going to bow down or win easily. "If his stick gets that puck we're all praising him, right?"

The Jets were the best team in the National Hockey League at home during the regular season, but they have dropped three of the past four games at Bell MTS Place and are 5-3 on home ice during the playoffs.

Game 3 is Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

"Everybody is going to bed early".

"Whatever graphic identity team they hired, they knocked it right out of the park", Ryder said from Hamilton. At this time of the year, it's all business. But she's a little more certain about what she will do if either the Jets or Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup. Everybody is buying into that.

The hard work on this goal goes to Reilly Smith who stole the puck at center-ice and head-maned it to a streaking Marchessault.

There's no concern whatsoever about curfew or anything of that nature. You gotta put your nose to the grindstone. It's all about rest and recovery.

Stop us if you've heard this before. The Jets managed to cut it to 2-1 on a Kyle Connor goal with 12:43 left in the game, but Marchessault added his second goal of the game shortly thereafter to make it a 3-1 contest which stood up until the finish.

The line also combined for a goal and four points in the series opener.

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The Jets smothered the Golden Knights' defensemen, and turned the approach into 10 takeaways and a number of scoring chances.

"It was just a loose puck and it clicked off the inside of the post".

"Yeah, I'm satisfied with my game", he said.

It helps to have a winning team, too.

"It's a long series and you can't be taking losses to the next day".

The NHL expansion team has been a hot ticket all season at T-Mobile Arena and that has continued during the Golden Knights' deep playoff run.

The players had a bounce in their step as they arrived for a media availability at the Bellagio Hotel, with Scheifele racing to get into the scrum ahead of Copp and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

Backed by their raucous crowd in a party environment with countless Elvis Presley impersonators in attendance, the Vegas Golden Knights are trying to create separation between themselves and the Winnipeg Jets.

"I was always the underdog because of my size", he said.

This form of collective amnesia has served them well and is one of the main reasons they are in the Western Conference final, just three wins shy of a trip to the Stanley Cup final.

"I don't think anybody is panicking", Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba said.

"He's day-to-day", Gallant said before his team's optional skate on Tuesday afternoon.