The Vegas Golden Knights are one step closer to getting back to the Stanley Cup finals. The Knights beat Colorado 6-3 on Thursday night in front of a sellout home crowd at T-Mobile Arena to win the series 4-2. After losing the first two games of the series in Denver, Vegas bounced back to win four games in a row against the top seeded Avalanche and send them home for the summer. The Knights now have home ice advantage for as long as they remain alive in the playoffs and move on to the league semifinals where they’ll face Montreal starting with game one on Monday night at T-Mobile at 6pm.
Last night’s game was a battle early as Colorado scored less than 30 seconds into the game. Vegas however answered right back with a goal from Nick Holden 45 seconds later to tie the game 1-1. William Karlsson gave Vegas the lead later in the first period but Colorado tied the game on a power play goal in the second period. The game was tied at 3-3 when Alex Pietrangelo gave the Knights the lead for good with a goal late in the second period. William Carrier tallied a goal to give Vegas a 5-3 lead with 12 minutes left in the game and Max Pacioretty added an empty goal for the final margin. It was the first time that the Knights have won a playoff series in front of the home crowd. Vegas also became only the fourth team in NHL history to win a series against the top seeded team after trailing 2-0. Congratulations to our Vegas Golden Knights!