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Mayor, video game-maker, Wayne Newton and more love Golden Knights win

Fans celebrate first expansion team to make Stanley Cup Final on social media

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It's unheard of.

An expansion team making the Stanley Cup Final in its first year of existence? Not likely. No sport has ever seen anything like the Vegas Golden Knights.

 

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The team's unique Twitter account was as jubilant as expected.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: The little expansion team that could pic.twitter.com/IHt1u7XDjU

Fans celebrated by taking to social media to applaud their team, at least the ones that didn't gather outside T-Mobile Arena.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Hey VegasVEGAS!!!You ready for the Stanley Cup Final??? pic.twitter.com/EorXOYNIaY

One of the first in line, right along with MLB all-star Bryce Harper who posted a celebratory picture on his Instagram story, was Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman. The mayor went full cartoon avatar to express her excitement.

Tweet from @mayoroflasvegas: Thank you for a good series @NHLJets @Mayor_Bowman you represented your great city well. @CityOfLasVegas can���t wait to see you in an @GoldenKnights sweater. pic.twitter.com/aDywvVWuPp

The city's official Twitter account backed her up, of course.

Tweet from @Vegas: YEEEEEESSSSS! Congrats to the UNBELIEVABLE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS #MakingHistory #StanleyCupFinals #InauguralSeason #VegasBorn #VGK #KnightUp #GoKnightsGo �������� https://t.co/yKSWRn0zcv

Mr. Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, who rang the siren before Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, got in on the act as well.

Tweet from @WayneNewtonMrLV: Stanley Cup Final here we come. So proud. @goldenknights #VegasBorn #GoKnightsGo pic.twitter.com/WpQjPCwHuU

Many of the Las Vegas hotels chimed in. They will likely haveto be ready for some incoming fans, either from Tampa or Washington D.C.

Tweet from @MGMResortsIntl: Congratulations, @GoldenKnights! We���re going to the #StanleyCup Finals! https://t.co/tCma3IeRbv

Tweet from @ExcaliburVegas: Congratulations to the @GoldenKnights on becoming Western Conference champions! Here's to an amazing @StanleyCup Finals. #GoKnightsGo #KnightUp pic.twitter.com/1630U6Vg35

The Twitter account for EA Sports NHL, makers of the popular video game, tweeted out a good one. EA's preseason simulation predicted 78 points for the Golden Knights and a Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Final.

Tweet from @EASPORTSNHL: Can���t tell if this is real life, or just our Simulation Engine malfunctioning...#VegasBorn

The University of Nevada Las Vegas went as far as to paste a Golden Knights jersey on its mascot, the Runnin' Rebel.

Tweet from @UNLVathletics: Congratulations to the @GoldenKnights on the Western Conference title! Good luck in the next round on your quest for the #StanleyCup! #4morewins #VegasBorn #GoKnightsGo pic.twitter.com/1VcQ83Zbzu

And we all knew we would hear from the team's fluffiest fan, Bark-Andre Furry.

Tweet from @BarkAndreFurry: I���ve got tears and slobber all over my jersey, but as is tradition, I will not wash until after the Stanley Cup Finals!!! ~ Bark�� �� #VegasBorn #StanleyCup #StanleyCupFinal pic.twitter.com/4vzVWC9sf8

In all the excitement, the Golden Knights seemingly made a rookie mistake when they touched the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after winning it on Sunday.

Tweet from @AlysonLozoff: Another victory walk! @GoldenKnights #vegasborn pic.twitter.com/VgczCPlcOU

But don't worry, Nevada. It really is just a myth and the team has a very good source on that.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: btw... for all you jinx theorists...Fleury touched the conference championship trophy all three times he won the cup

 

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