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Fleury, Osgood have seen similar views on road to Stanley Cup

Golden Knights goaltender has much in common with Red Wings three-time champion

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

They once were opposing goaltenders in the Stanley Cup Final. Chris Osgood and the Detroit Red Wings defeated Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008. Fleury and the Penguins defeated Osgood and the Red Wings in 2009.

Now Osgood is admiring from afar, with Fleury mirroring his NHL career.

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Gallant keeps mood light as Golden Knights await Cup Final opponent

Western Conference champions will play winner of Capitals-Lightning Game 7

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant was asked Tuesday what it was like to play against the man who now happens to be his boss, general manager George McPhee.

"He was a competitive, hard-nosed player that worked hard," Gallant said.

Would McPhee, who played 115 games over six seasons with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, fit on this Golden Knights team?

"I think so. I think we'd find a spot for him," Gallant said, before adding, "On the fourth line."

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Golden Knights hoping for marathon Game 7 between Lightning, Capitals

Coach Gallant wants 'three overtimes' to decide opponent in Stanley Cup Final

by Danny Webster / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights will be watching when the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, TVAS, CBC).

The winner will face the Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final, with Game 1 in Vegas or Tampa on Monday. Regardless of who wins, the Western Conference champions would love to see the Capitals and Lightning play a marathon.

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Neal had confidence in Golden Knights from beginning

Forward 'impressed by each and every guy' at start of road to Stanley Cup Final

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

James Neal could have had a bad attitude about going to the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft, but he believed in them from the beginning and verbalized it throughout the season more than anyone else in the organization.

Now they have a chance to win what the 30-year-old forward dared talk about by name: the Stanley Cup.

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McPhee, Golden Knights not satisfied just reaching Stanley Cup Final

General manager back with Vegas 20 years after first appearance

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Almost 20 years have passed between Stanley Cup Final appearances for Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee.

In 1998, the then 39-year-old McPhee, who was at the time the youngest GM in the NHL, reached the Cup Final in his first season with the Washington Capitals before losing to the Detroit Red Wings in four games.

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Behind The Numbers

Fleury posting all-time playoff numbers for Golden Knights

Vegas goaltender producing near level of past Conn Smythe Trophy winners

by Rob Vollman / Correspondent

Marc-Andre Fleury has been a key reason the Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, putting together one of the greatest goaltending performances in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Kunitz not surprised by Fleury's playoff success with Golden Knights

Lightning forward saw goalie's competitiveness in nine seasons together with Penguins

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Marc-Andre Fleury hates to lose. At anything.

The goaltender is in the Stanley Cup Final for the third straight season, helping the Vegas Golden Knights there after back-to-back trips with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Conference Final

Golden Knights earn praise from Lightning, Capitals

Cooper, Trotz laud historic run to Stanley Cup Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Vegas Golden Knights were the talk of the morning in the Eastern Conference Final on Monday.

"They're a wonderful story," Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.

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Stanley Cup Final

Facts and Figures: Fleury headed to third straight Stanley Cup Final

Golden Knights goalie has shot at championship for fifth time in NHL career @NHL

Marc-Andre Fleury will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive year, this time with the Vegas Golden Knights.

The 33-year-old goalie, who won the Cup three times with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including the past two years, made 31 saves in Vegas' 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday. Fleury made at least 30 saves for the fourth straight game, and is 12-3 with a 1.68 goals-against average, .947 save percentage and four shutouts in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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The Buzz

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Golden Knights make Cup Final, history

What we learned in Game 5 of Western Conference Final @NHL

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2018 NHL postseason. The Vegas Golden Knights' incredible season continued when they became the third team to reach the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season.

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