Vegas Golden Knights Make NHL History with Playoff Sweep vs. Kings

The Vegas Golden Knights just swept a playoff series, as an expansion team

Quite simply, the Vegas Golden Knights are the most successful expansion team ever, in any major North American sport.

Following the Golden Knights' historic opening round series sweep of the LA Kings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team now has the best odds to win the Stanley Cup, according to Bovada and other sportsbooks.

Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb scored the only goal in the Game 4 win, becoming the fourth player in National Hockey League history to score a series-clinching goal against the team he played for the previous season.

The Golden Knights are to play the winners of the San Jose Sharks-Anaheim Ducks series in the Western Conference semi-finals.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 31 shots he faced for his second shutout of the series. With the win, the Golden Knights swept the Kings four games to none in their best out of seven series.

Ex-King Brayden McNabb scored the lone goal for Pacific Division victor Vegas, who won the best-of-seven series 4-0.




With their fans shouting encouragement, the desperate Kings put the pressure on.

McNabb netted the first playoff goal of his career at the 4:04 mark of the second period.

The Kings pulled Quick with 1:05 remaining and had one good chance, but Brown's shot from the slot went just wide of the right side of the net.

Quick made 20 saves and allowed seven goals in the series, but he and the Kings couldn't duplicate the rally they pulled off in 2014. Los Angeles lost its first three games to the Sharks in the first round that year and went on to win the series on the way to winning the Stanley Cup.

"It feels great. All of us, we came in with a chip on our shoulder, and we're just looking at the next game ahead of us".

All four games were decided by one goal, including two games by 1-0 scores to begin and end the series. Fleury earned his 66th playoff victory, breaking a tie with Dominik Hasek for 11th on the NHL's all-time list among goaltenders.

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