Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Both those streaks are on the line when the puck drops at T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m. CST.
"We just kept running with it - and Vegas loved it", Reves said. And sometimes it is energy level, sometimes it is that feeling good, so you're ... in on that forecheck a half-second earlier and all of a sudden your forecheck game, you must have made an adjustment. The Jets have been a good offensive team all year, but the Golden Knights have allowed just 2.39 gpg at home all year and just 1.83 gpg in the postseason so far.
"After I heard I was unprotected, I moved on and hoped that Vegas would pick me and they did". But while the Capitals as a team have failed numerous times, he's been driving the ship as usual. "So if we can just weather the storm early on and push from there, we should be fine", said Perreault.
That sentiment has probably never been as true as it is now while the Winnipeg Jets are in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
"Our game doesn't change much".
"Obviously when that pre-game skate comes around (Wednesday) everyone will be a little bit more dialled in but, if we're not having fun, then what are we doing?" They battled hard and played a hard game, so that's what we expected from them.
Vegas posted an impressive response in Game 2 to tie up the series with the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference final. Those were the ones that gave Vegas their chances and their goals.
"We're playing with house money", said Shunock.
He joked that it's "pure luck" that has prevented Winnipeg from losing two consecutive games.
The night promises to be one of excitement, as the NHL's newest franchise continues to stun the hockey world with stellar postseason play.
Of course, the Jets have been excellent on the road in these playoffs, including winning three games in rowdy Nashville to dust off the Predators in their last series. It seems like when our backs are against the wall, it brings out the best in our group. "I didn't think that they had us at any point in the game but they were getting the bounces", said fan Jean-Guy Roy.
Ideally for the Golden Knights, tonight's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Winnipeg Jets will go a lot like Saturday's Game 1 - only in reverse.
"It's huge when you haven't lost two games in a row". Vegas tweaked its approach and was able to stay clear of Winnipeg in game 2, as the home team managed only a pair of takeaways.
"I don't want them thinking we're going to change things because the head coach is anxious about this and that", Gallant said. The Golden Knights have been a solid offensive team this year, but that offense hasn't really shown up in the postseason and I will look for Connor Hellebuyck to keep it that way.
Winnipeg has one win in five games in the playoffs when it doesn't score first; Vegas is 2-2 when its opponent gets the first goal. "That's why we say those stupid things".
Who knows? This might just be the first of many times in which we experience the Island of Misfit Towels.
"To get to the conference final, you would have had to spend the vast majority of time true to form".
"Normally it takes longer for the teams to find that combination of performance and the right-looking logo that people are proud to wear". Where it becomes instinct for these players. You want to come back stronger.
At this time of the season, Maurice said quickly finding your "identity game" is the key to success. "So your identity is fairly close to entrenched", he said.