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Flyover, duel highlight must-see show before Game 3 in Vegas

Golden Knights fire up crowd for Western Conference Final home debut @NHL

Vegas' thrilling pregame ceremony

WPG@VGK, Gm3: Golden Knights dazzle with ceremony

WCF, Gm3: As the Western Conference Final shifts to Vegas, the Golden Knights continue to thrill with another elaborate pregame ceremony

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The Vegas Golden Knights upped their already flashy pregame for the Western Conference Final on Wednesday.

The show included flying jets, flaming arrows and of course a victorious golden knight character before Game 3 against the Winnipeg Jets, their first conference final game at T-Mobile Arena.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Jetvs. Knight

Three F-16 jets from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas flew over T-Mobile Arena for the first flyover for an indoor NHL game in the United States after Carnell Johnson performed his rendition of "O Canada" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Tweet from @NellisAFB: But seriously, back to hockey as @GoldenKnights take to the ice tonight in Vegas, and here's how Team Nellis supports our Knights...that and we can't let the @RCAF_ARC show us up.(The F-16 in VGK colors is purely coincidental)#GoKnightsGo #StanleyCup #weretheonlyjetsinvegas

The flyover came after a golden knight took down a jet. When a duel broke out between the home knight and a jet character, the jet showed some impressive flying skills, but the knight won by slicing a projection of the plane in two.

The show continued the tradition of amazing performances before first home Stanley Cup Playoff game of each round. Before the duel, a hunter took down each of the six previously eliminated Western Conference teams with flaming arrows.

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