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The Vegas Golden Knights Enter Their Series With The Colorado Avalanche As Underdogs

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

An interesting and yet perhaps meaningless stat: When a team in a first-round matchup of the Stanley Cup playoffs goes seven games to win a series and then meets a higher seed that swept its opponent, the lower seed is 5-0 in that next round.

It’s a potential reality for the Golden Knights.

They’re just not expected to do so.

Welcome to unfamiliar territory, the Knights entering their best-of-seven showdown with the Colorado Avalanche as an underdog in a series that begins with Game 1 on Sunday night at Ball Arena.

The Westgate sportsbook opened the Avalanche at -175 on Friday night. The market grew a tad higher Saturday....

The Knights have advanced to the playoffs in each of their four years and just once have not been favored to win a series. That came during the 2017 expansion season against Winnipeg in the Western Conference Final.

The Knights won in five games.

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SYF's avatar

Ahhh, Eddy Eddy Eddy.

Thanks for the jinx, ya loose cannon of a mouth and ones and zeros.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/30/21 at 12:09 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Lehner first of the ice today.  I mentioned on Friday somewhere that MAF looked tired.  This gives him 4 days off until the next game on Wednesday.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/30/21 at 12:11 PM ET

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