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Golden Knights start getting ready for Western Final

Have first full practice since advancing, await Predators-Jets Game 7 winner

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights had a full practice Wednesday in preparation for Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday.

After having one more full practice and then learning their opponent from Game 7 between the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS), the Golden Knights will travel Friday to the winning team's city.

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Jets coach recognized Golden Knights' skill early in season

Maurice said surprise stopped after Vegas 'beat us real strong'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- There was a time when Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice was surprised by the success of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

That didn't last long.

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Fleury adding fun to Golden Knights playoff run

Veteran goaltender providing stellar play, solid leadership to help Vegas reach Western Conference Final

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

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Golden Knights continue to make history during playoff run

Expansion team earns more accolades with berth in Western Conference Final

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The Vegas Golden Knights' historic first season will continue after they advanced to the Western Conference Final by defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series on Sunday.

The Golden Knights are the third team in NHL history to win multiple playoff series in their inaugural season, joining the Toronto Arenas in 1918 and the St. Louis Blues in 1968. They're the fifth to do it in their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, joining the 1926 Montreal Maroons (second season), 1927 Boston Bruins (third season), 1975 New York Islanders (third season), 1996 Florida Panthers (third season) and 2003 Minnesota Wild (third season).

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Golden Knights ride Fleury, lineup adjustments to advance

Stellar play of goalie, changes at right time get Vegas past Sharks, into Western Final

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

The magical season for the Vegas Golden Knights continues.

The first-year Golden Knights advanced the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 on Sunday. They became the third team to win multiple NHL playoff series in their inaugural season, joining the Toronto Arenas (1918) and St. Louis Blues (1968).

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Sharks' top-line struggles led to series loss against Golden Knights

Combines for five points in six games; defensive lapses among reasons for ouster

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

The San Jose Sharks entered the Western Conference Second Round with high hopes after sweeping the Anaheim Ducks.

However, San Jose was unable to overcome the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round and was eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-0 loss in Game 6 of the best-of-7 series at SAP Center. It was the third straight season the Sharks lost an series-deciding game on home ice.

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Fleury shines again for Golden Knights against Sharks in Game 6

Makes 28 saves for fourth playoff shutout as Vegas advances to Western Final

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

SAN JOSE -- Who's better than Marc-Andre Fleury right now? Who's having more fun?

The goaltender has been a big reason the Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season and made 28 saves in a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the second round at SAP Center on Sunday.

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Golden Knights continue unlikely magic, reach Western Conference Final

Expansion team finds making more history is 'a bit crazy'

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

SAN JOSE -- The Vegas Golden Knights had made the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season, defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Sunday and winning the second-round series 4-2.

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Sharks lament missed opportunities against Golden Knights in playoffs

Unable to capitalize on chances in second round, eliminated in six games

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- The pain of losing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs doesn't change from season to season, no matter how it unfolds, at least not for San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture.

He was standing in the locker room not long after the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at SAP Center on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Final.

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Golden Knights shut out Sharks in Game 6, advance to Western Final

Fleury makes 28 saves for Vegas, which will play Jets or Predators next

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the second round at SAP Center on Sunday.

Jonathan Marchessault, Nate Schmidt and Cody Eakin scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Vegas, which became the third team to win multiple NHL playoff series in its inaugural season, joining the Toronto Arenas (1918) and St. Louis Blues (1968).

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