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3-1 Series Lead Disappears For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Consistency is most always a valued trait in sports, but not this kind: The Knights on Friday head to Game 7 of a playoff series for the third time in as many seasons after losing all of a 3-1 advantage.

It’s the Minnesota Wild who rallied back this time, the capper a 3-0 victory in Game 6 on Wednesday of this divisional playoff at Xcel Energy Center.

It means the series will be decided in T-Mobile Arena, which will host a Game 7 for the first time....

“It’s a new year and (the past) doesn’t really matter,” Knights forward Reilly Smith said. “It’s an opportunity to come out in your home arena with all your fans excited and full of emotion.”

Feeling things out. Waiting for the other to make a critical mistake. Call it whatever you want, the Knights and Wild spent an opening two periods Wednesday playing as if whichever scored first would immediately be declared the winner.

It was a Game 6 with Game 7 nerves.

read on and below watch the game highlights plus another goalie interference call...

 

Goalie interference call

 

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

I’d hate to see Vegas lose the series, but if they do the Wing’s first-rounder from Washington will get one slot better. Go Wild? Ugh.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/27/21 at 10:01 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Go Wild? Ugh.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/27/21 at 11:01 AM ET

And let the Ingvalls Sisters and their wayward dad (Leopold) get a sniff at the Cup?  Gross.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/27/21 at 12:07 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

And let the Ingvalls Sisters and their wayward dad (Leopold) get a sniff at the Cup?

Posted by SYF

I do want the Wings to move up a pick with the Caps first-rounder. But I sure would love to see Fleury hoist the Cup (if only to make it even more painful that the Pens were ousted in the first round). So many conflicting feelings about this.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/27/21 at 01:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I can fully understand that, OTC.  BUT I do trust the Yzerman scouting staff and decisions that they’re going to find pretty good players no matter where they draft.

Cheers, brother.  We will do well in the draft this year.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/27/21 at 01:50 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

We will do well in the draft this year.

Posted by SYF

Thank gord. I was beginning to worry. But I feel so much better now.  grin

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/27/21 at 02:52 PM ET

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