Minnesota said they’d be “pretty confident playing against these guys.”
Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon said “hopefully we do see them in the first round. I think we match up pretty well against them.”
Last night was the St. Louis Blues turn to answer the question. How do you feel about a potential first round matchup against the Golden Knights?
All the games have been entertaining. They’ve won two, we’ve won one but I think we’ve played well, they’ve played well. It would be an entertaining series. -Alex Pietrangelo, STL Captain
Losing goaltender Jake Allen wasn’t as confident as his captain.
“Yeah, if we do. We’re looking to just get in right now, and we play whoever we play. If that’s the scenario then we have our work cut out for us. -Jake Allen, STL Goaltender
After three games against Vegas, the Blues goalie has seen enough. He’s well aware how dangerous the Golden Knights are.
They’ve been a great team all year and they showed it again tonight. They’re a quick strike team, and very quick transition. You have to limit their chances, because they’re going to capitalize on most of them. -Allen
“Former” Golden Knight, Chris Thorburn (he was drafted in the Expansion Draft and never signed) was with his captain. I got the feeling neither player was concerned facing Vegas in the first round of the playoffs.
I think it would be a lot like we saw tonight. Two good teams slugging it out. I think the defensive part of the game will be keyed on, just because of the offensive power on both sides. It would be a good matchup. It would be fun. -Chris Thorburn, STL Forward
I asked Blues coach Mike Yeo the same question but before I could finish he cut in.
… I don’t want to talk about that right now. I just want to get in the playoffs. Thank you. -Mike Yeo, Blues Head Coach
Jeez. Fair enough coach.