The last time the Vegas Golden Knights were in the finals of the Stanley Cup was half a decade ago. Their return to this glorious stage, however, also had quite a bit of a rocky start. They found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard within the first 10 minutes. However, Jonathan Marchessault’s declaration of the team’s readiness did not take much time to shine through afterward.
A Brilliant Game From The Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights were not just ready, but they were also relentless. The team rallied their spirits and overturned the deficit. Then, as there were just about 13 minutes remaining on the clock, Zach Whitecloud gave them the lead, following Adrian Hill’s, and perhaps even the entire playoff’s, best save. The June 3rd match thus ended with a score line of 5 goals to 2 in favor of the Knights.
Marchessault later said that the team managed to remain composed, which worked out for them. He is among the six players who are left on the Knights roster who has been with the franchise since it began in 2017. The equalizing goal during the match’s first period was scored by him. He added that the team only wanted to play correctly while being disciplined. On the night, they managed to be better.
After the Vegas Golden Knights went ahead through Whitecloud, there was a vital penalty kill. Then, Mark Stone secured another goal for insurance which survived a high stick claim and review. Relly Smith added the fourth by slotting it into an empty net, making the score lopsided, while the game was anything but. Hill had made 33 saves in the match. Shea Theodore, the Vegas defenseman, said that nothing was unexpected to them.