The Vegas Golden Knights let a perfect opportunity slip away as they allowed three first period goals and lost to Minnesota 4-2 in game five of the Western Division playoffs. Vegas still leads the series 3-2 and game six will be on Wednesday in Minnesota. Over 12,000 fans were in attendance at T-Mobile Arena to cheer on the Knights, who have never won a playoff series in front of the home crowd. Mark Stone got Vegas on the board first with a goal but Minnesota answered with three straight goals to lead 3-1 after the first period. The Knights peppered Minnesota with shot after shot in the second period and Alec Martinez eventually tallied a power play goal to pull Vegas within 3-2. Minnesota withstood the Knights third period push and tallied an empty net goal in the final minute for the final margin. So back to Minnesota for game six. The only consolation for Vegas is that they did manage to win two games in a row over the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center last weekend, where they had previously never won in regulation. In the other Western Division playoff, Colorado swept St. Louis so if the Knights do win the series against Minnesota, they’ll face a well rested Colorado team.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.