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Golden Knights 'going to be ready' for Sharks after time off

Focusing on attention to detail in preparations ahead of second-round series

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights know they'll be playing the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they just don't know when that will start.

The Golden Knights, who completed their sweep against the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference First Round on Tuesday, returned to practice Friday after taking two days off. 

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Lamoureuxs enjoying Golden Knights playoff success

Twins who won Olympic gold with U.S. women's hockey team keeping close eye on Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Monique Lamoureux-Morando has had her share of impressive moments in her playing career, including helping the United States women's hockey team win gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

She'll have a different vantage point during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, breaking down games and offering her insight as an analyst for NHL Network.

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Kings doomed by lack of production in first-round sweep

Failure to solve Fleury, injuries on defense costly in playoff loss to Golden Knights

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in 2014 but have not won a playoff series since.

The Kings were eliminated by the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference First Round on Tuesday, their second playoff appearance in the past four seasons ending in a four-game sweep. 

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Golden Knights fueled by Fleury, airtight defense in sweep of Kings

Ability to roll four lines, kill key penalties help Vegas win first playoff series, advance to second round

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights' historic season will continue into the Western Conference Second Round.

Playing their first Stanley Cup Playoff series, the Golden Knights completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Kings. Vegas became the second NHL team to sweep its first postseason series, joining the 1970 Pittsburgh Penguins, but first to do so in its inaugural season.

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Fleury, Golden Knights make more playoff history

Goalie, first-year team join elite company

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Marc-Andre Fleury helped the Vegas Golden Knights make more history in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, made 31 saves Wednesday to help the Golden Knights defeat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 and complete a sweep in the Western Conference First Round.

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Kings offense goes quiet to end playoff run

Three goals in four games lead to first-round sweep by Golden Knights

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings thought hiring John Stevens as coach April 23 would address the inconsistent offense that limited them to one Stanley Cup Playoff appearance in Darryl Sutter's final three seasons.

Stevens got the Kings back into the playoffs this season, only for the same problem to reoccur. Scoring three goals in a four-game series is not going to raise a third banner at Staples Center, and Stevens acknowledged as much after being swept by the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference First Round.

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Golden Knights' historic season continues with sweep of Kings

Players not satisfied after unprecedented series win, aiming for Stanley Cup

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

LOS ANGELES -- The Vegas Golden Knights celebrated around goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. They shook hands with the Los Angeles Kings. They high-fived in the locker room and laughed at a couple of dance moves by forward Jonathan Marchessault.

And then?

After a 1-0 win at Staples Center on Tuesday? After a sweep in the Western Conference First Round? After becoming the first team to advance in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs? After becoming the first team to sweep a series in its inaugural season?

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Golden Knights fans exult online after historic sweep of Kings

Carrot Top, Vince Neil, other Vegas supporters excited after 1-0 series-clinching win

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Vegas Golden Knights fans are clearly excited about their team's historic run through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Golden Knights sweep Kings with Game 4 win

Fleury's second shutout helps Vegas become first NHL team to advance without loss in inaugural season

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL team to sweep a Stanley Cup Playoff series in its inaugural season with a 1-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for his second shutout in the best-of-7 series. The Golden Knights joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1970 as the second NHL team to sweep its first playoff series.

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5 Keys: Golden Knights at Kings, Game 4

Vegas seeks sweep; Los Angeles needs to put more pucks on net

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS at KINGS 

10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, PRIME, ATTSN-RM

Vegas leads best-of-7 series 3-0

 

LOS ANGELES -- The Vegas Golden Knights can become the first NHL team to sweep their first Stanley Cup Playoff series in their inaugural season in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday.

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