Recap: The Golden Knights And Winnipeg Jets faced off for the second team in the NHL playoffs. Game 1 started off tight with both teams limiting quality chances. Winnipeg outshot Vegas 14 to 8 but the game was locked in scoreless tie after the opening period.
Winnipeg got off to a quick start to the second period. The Jets opened the scoring 1:24 into the frame. Before the Golden Knights could settle in the Jets took a 2-0 lead. Late in the opening period William Karlsson cut the visiting teams lead in half.
After some sustained pressure, Winnipeg regained their two-goal advantage 3:53 into the final frame. The Golden Knights had several chances, including a late power play but couldn’t generate any offense. In the final minutes Winnipeg added an empty net and a garbage time power play goal.
The Golden Knights drop Game 1 to the Jets 5-1 and trail by one in the seven-game series. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday night at 7 PM. (Recap by Jason)
Analysis: The Golden Knights fell into a bit of the trap they’ve been hampered with in playoffs past. Not enough going to the net which only amplified when they started having problems getting through the neutral zone. Top players weren’t good enough either. VGK must look themselves in the mirror and figure out the right way to play, and in a hurry, before Thursday. (Analysis by Ken)
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