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The Vegas Golden Knights Can’t Beat Thatcher Demko, Now Face A Game 7

from David Schoen of the Las egas Review-Journal,

The Knights peppered Vancouver Canucks backup goalie Thatcher Demko for the second straight game, but couldn’t crack the rookie in 4-0 loss Thursday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

The best-of-seven series wraps up at 6 p.m. Friday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, with the Knights in danger of losing a 3-1 series lead for the second consecutive postseason.

“This is a different group, different team,” said coach Pete DeBoer, who was on the other side last season when the Knights squandered a 3-1 lead to the San Jose Sharks.

“We’ve hit a group over there that’s feeling confident and getting great goaltending, and that’s going to happen on the playoff trail. You’ve got to find a way. This is our adversity, and we’ve got to stick together and come through it.”

The Canucks used the same rope-a-dope formula that worked in Game 5 on Tuesday to extend the series, leaning on Demko and scoring a few timely goals along the way.

Demko finished with 48 stops in place of Jacob Markstrom and preserved an early lead while Vancouver went more than 19 minutes of the first and second periods without a shot on goal.

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SYF's avatar

It was like the Wings were facing the Schmucks with JS Giguere in net.  Demko’s out of his mind.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/04/20 at 09:32 PM ET

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