Quick turnaround as Vancouver Canucks force Game 7 against Vegas Golden Knights

Quick turnaround as Vancouver Canucks force Game 7 against Vegas Golden Knights

While the Golden Knights will be kicking off their Western Conference Final series against Dallas on Sunday night, they may be doing so without one of their wingers.

For such a fledgling organization, the Vegas Golden Knights sure have had their share of heartbreak. You'll have to read on to find out. That continued in the playoffs where he upped his numbers slightly to a.919 save percentage overall and.941 rate at 5-on-5 in 14 starts, eight of which required him to make more than 30 saves.

The Stanley Cup will head south of the border yet again later this year.

Regardless of who its masked man will be, Vancouver and its young guns, including captain Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser, 2020 Calder Trophy finalist Quinn Hughes and 2019 Calder Trophy victor Elias Pettersson, have been bankrolling things while the steady hand of veteran J.T. Miller leads the way. "The guys that were experiencing this for the first time, they showed a lot".

With the series all tied up at three wins apiece, game seven is do-or-die for both teams and it comes your way on Friday night at 6 pm PT. Luckily for Vegas, the Canucks only registered one shot on net and failed to convert on the five-minute power play. "Obviously (Demko) is playing unreal right now and we're coming on at the right time". The Avalanche rolled 4-1 in Game 6, and DraftKings opened Colorado -132 for Game 7, then moved to -137, with Vancouver +118.

Demko was stellar in Game 5 when Jacob Markstom was deemed unfit to play and was even better Thursday night.

Where Is The Offense?

The Golden Knights racked up shot after shot, and chance after chance, from the moment the puck was dropped in the deciding game, simply refusing to relent until they finally found an avenue to the back of the net. Vegas was huge favorites in those last two games. The last team from Canada to win it all was Montreal in 1993. The Golden Knights were a mediocre offensive team throughout the regular season as they ranked 13th in the league in scoring at 3.15 gpg.

Vegas outshot the Canucks 36-15 in the game and 127-55 over the final three.

With countless attacks thwarted, an untold number of opportunities wasted, and time running out on a season that was shaping up so favourably, the Golden Knights were being pushed toward a breaking point by nothing more than an individual performance that was beginning to defy all reason. "A two-goal lead is better than a one-goal lead, especially with that team".

Most teams that have gone on deep playoff runs in recent years have done so with a strong goaltending tandem splitting time during the regular season, allowing the starter to be fresh come playoff time.

Despite an underwhelming Game 7 performance from pretty much any Canuck not named Demko, it shouldn't tarnish the progress they made this season. Since there is no day off here, we should see Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 3-0 with a 2.67 GAA in the playoffs this year. While that would only add more fuel to the rivalry from a fan's perspective, the Canucks would be setting themselves back by losing their goalie of the future that way.

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