The Golden Knights became the first team in the Western Conference, and joined the Tampa Bay Lighting as the only teams in the NHL, to reach 80 points. Vegas maintained its 10 point lead in the Pacific Division and continue chugging along towards not just a playoff berth, but possibly home-ice advantage throughout.
With the consistent, sustainable, success the Golden Knights have finally appeared to have broken through the glass ceiling of national media belief. Check out the latest power rankings from around the US and Canada.
Viva Vegas! We love that you are making us all look like fools and giving us a fun story to write about. -Luke Fox, Sportsnet
Then there’s Yahoo…
In the last month, Vegas is 7-5-2 and needed a few miracles to get that far. They’ve also won just one of their last four home games. If you’re wondering about anyone having developed a cure for the Vegas Flu, that seems fair and reasonable. -Ryan Lambert, Yahoo
Right, the team stinks now because they had a 14 game stretch of point per game hockey. Guess there always has to be one outlier.
Nonetheless, two top spots, two more second places, and every single ranking in the top eight is pretty darn impressive.
We just can’t wait for playoff time to see what they’re really about. -Cody Benjamin, CBSSports.com
What they’re really about… (Eye roll emoji)