As the Jets get set to welcome the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, there's no shortage of confidence, despite losing consecutive games on home ice to the Predators.
Fisette and his fellow Jets fans are celebrating after the National Hockey League team defeated the Nashville Predators in seven games to advance to the NHL's western conference finals. Winnipeg is also 4-1 at home in its last five home games against Nashville.
One player we all knew would do well for the Knights is a favorite for the Conn Smythe. For the Rangers, this team should be the ultimate proof to them that they have no reason to not make the playoffs. But there was no intention of stopping there. They're a truly remarkable team to watch, given that their speed on all four forward lines makes them a threat to score at all times. Winnipeg is 6-1 in its last seven Saturday games. Scheifele leads all players still in the playoffs in both goals and points and with Paul Stastny proving every bit worth what the Jets gave up for him at the trade deadline, they have a very unsafe 1-2 punch.
"We've done a good job of not getting too high or too low after games and always focusing on the next one". The other thing they will have to address is Marc Andre Fleury, the expendable goalie who is basically about to set new records in the playoffs with his play.
Denial - So Vegas is off to a hot start, so what? The P.E.I. native has gotten the most out of a group that was beset by injuries (using four goalies in a seven-game stretch) and lacks a true superstar. Only six of the 28 teams (Nashville and Atlanta Thrashers players were exempt from the draft) went with the latter option. Wrong. How about Florida's GM completely underestimated his own roster and actively gave up two good young players for nothing. The Golden Knights never, ever deviate from their game, which is based on speed, puck pressure and a constant forecheck. "It's not a Cinderella (story)".
Alex Tuch, who turned 22 on Thursday, has four goals and three assists as the sole postseason rookie for the Golden Knights. Vegas ended up with 109 points in what's been called a fairytale campaign for an expansion team. Vegas matched up with the Kings in the first round and was a popular pick for an upset, then they swept them with little issue. I'm certainly happy to be here and have the chance to do it. -George McPheeI think we've played really well on the road and at home.
The Capitals have surpassed all expectations by beating the reigning cup champs, but their chances of beating a loaded Tampa Bay Lightning squad that's gelling at the right time are slim, especially with no. 1 center Nicklas Backstrom missing time with a hand injury that sure doesn't look good.
The Jets, meanwhile, are the more talented and deeper team. No side has any significant advantage over the other, but the advantages are there.
In the first season of that realigned National Hockey League, the Hurricanes were the Southeast's lone playoff representative, earning the fewest regular-season points of any Eastern Conference qualifier.
The key difference will be who is able to steal games on the road. "Against the best team in the league", he told The Winnipeg Sun.
Expect the best series we have seen in these playoffs, but unfortunately one of these unbelievable stories ends here.
Vegas seems to score a lot on due to their neutral zone counterpunch and a tenacious forecheck, the Jets seem to score in almost every way you can.