On the surface, Sunday favored the Ducks.
Anaheim is one of the most veteran teams in the league, and a favorite to win the Western Conference this year. The Golden Knights, meanwhile, are an expansion team, of whom little is expected by many experts.
Vegas wasn't playing Vadim Shipachyov, David Perron, Jonathan Marchessault or Nate Schmidt, electing rather to use a bunch of players vying for roster spots. The Ducks, on the other hands, had both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the lineup, as well as stud defenseman Cam Fowler.
None of this mattered to the Golden Knights, who rode a strong performance by Marc-Andre Fleury and three straight goals before the game's midpoint and cruised to a 4-2 victory.
Here are three immediate impressions from Sunday's game.