Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Prediction 5/12/18

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Prediction 5/12/18

"They've been good on the power play also, getting a lot of points there".

The Las Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets have both had an improbable run to the Western Conference Finals. Are the third National Hockey League team to win two rounds of the playoffs in their inaugural season, joining the 1917-18 Toronto Arenas and 1967-68 St. Louis Blues ... "There's no better reason to go to Vegas", said Jeff Strong, 38. Their dream of finally hoisting the Stanley Cup ended Thursday night with a 5-1 loss to Winnipeg - their fourth home loss of the playoffs. He had an unbelievable series overall but most of the goals he allowed were through his five-hole, including Haula's double-overtime victor on April 13.

Not only that, but the Jets chased the favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Pekke Rinne, three times in the series, including in the first period on Thursday after taking a quick 2-0 lead.

"The telling stat for me in this series is we played four games in (Nashville) and never lost in regulation. There'll be tons of other fans there, it should be exciting", he said.

Now they know that winning the Presidents' Trophy is no guarantee of winning on home ice when it matters most.

"We would anticipate that the terms of an expansion draft for a 32nd team would be the same as they were for Las Vegas", said National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman. Of course, that also applies to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. NBC will broadcast the matchup, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 12.

"We'll continue monitoring demand and the possibility of scheduling larger aircraft if commercial demand warrants that, and subject to other operational considerations".

Allegiant Air has added a Wednesday afternoon flight from Grand Forks International Airport to the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

A Winnipeg sports marketer and events producer is also arranging chartered planes to fly fans to the games.

"I tried a little different things", said Fleury. At the time, she didn't need a plane.

"I just thought, I have a chartered plane service that wants to work with me, let's make something happen", she said. "From the outside, he's mostly going to save it".

But Vegas has a potent second line of its own with James Neal, Erik Haula and David Perron teaming up for 165 points.

After conversations with the airline, she posted about her idea on social media.

"It was actually so incredibly overwhelming, to be honest", she said.

"You'll get some good-natured heckling, but at the end of the day, we love our hockey, but we're known as "friendly Manitoba" and you'll see it come through if you come pop up for a visit".

Vegas also boasts two potent lines but is capable of rolling four unsafe lines to balance the scoring across 12 forwards. Their transformation into bona fide title contender took effect slowly and methodically, culminating with last round's seven-game victory over the Predators, the defending conference champions and the only team out West that could conceivably match Winnipeg's depth and skill on paper.

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