Key 2 – Power up the PP
Both the Golden Knights and the Chicago Blackhawks played a real disciplined game in Game 1, and it showed on the scoreboard.
Both teams had two attempts on the power play each and both went 0/2.
That will need to change for the Golden Knights.
They are bound to get more opportunities on the man advantage given that Chicago is trailing in the series and will now start to take more chances.
With the plethora of potent weapons at their disposal, Vegas will need to execute better on the PP in order to really live up to expectations.
After all, special teams are key in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
And, you can’t be giving up shorthanded goals in a Best-of-Seven series as the Knights did in Game 1 with Shea Theodore coughing up a bad turnover.
Going 2-0 up in a series isn’t the final nail in the coffin by any stretch, but it would be a huge step forward for the Golden Knights and they will need to be a lot better on the power play if they are to win Game 2.