Vegas Golden Knights: Three key ingredients for postseason success

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William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights is congratulated by teammates.

William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights is congratulated by teammates. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

There are three key ingredients the Vegas Golden Knights will need for postseason success.

Thanks to the NHL’s Return To Play Plan, we are on the cusp of having Vegas Golden Knights hockey back at some point this summer.

And, thanks to the NHL, we will be treated to postseason hockey straight away with the Golden Knights diving straight into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Granted, they will have to contest a three-game, in-conference round-robin tournament against the St. Louis Blues, the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars first in order to determine seeding, while the 16 other teams battle it out in Play-In games.

But we know Vegas will be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs no matter what happens, as long as hockey can return this year, and it gives the Golden Knights a chance to finish what they started in 2019-20.

Boasting an elite one-two punch between the pipes, a solid and balanced blueline led by rising star Shea Theodore and an explosive forward unit packed with star power, the Knights are built to win now.

However, during a gruelling postseason run, you need more than just a collection of stars in order to go the distance and lift the greatest prize in all of sports.

We saw it last year when, despite the likes of Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty absolutely going off in the Western Conference First Round, they couldn’t find a way past the San Jose Sharks.

So, we decided to map out the three key ingredients the Vegas Golden Knights will need this summer in order to be crowned 2019-20 Stanley Cup Champions.

Let’s delve in…

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