Vegas Golden Knights: Three Keys to taking Game 4 and sweeping

William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a short-handed goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks at 4:12 of the fist period in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a short-handed goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks at 4:12 of the fist period in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /
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William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a short-handed goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks
William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a short-handed goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks at 4:12 of the fist period in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

These Three Keys should help the Vegas Golden Knights get the job done in Game 4.

After grinding out a tough win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 on Saturday, the Vegas Golden Knights are now in a position to sweep this series today.

It won’t be easy given that the Blackhawks will be scrapping for their lives, but the Golden Knights know what they need to do in order to become the first team to advance through to Round 2.

Are you ready for Game 4?

We are and we’ve laid out the Three Keys to the Game for the Golden Knights if they are to finish off the Blackhawks…

Key 1 – Start Fast

The Golden Knights have outscored the Blackhawks 5-1 in the first period of the three games in this series so far, but today will be a different story.

As already mentioned, Chicago is in a win-or-go-home situation now and they will be launching one mighty assault on the Vegas goal from the first drop of the puck.

Vegas will need to be ready for that and they will need to take advantage of any open ice that is left by the Blackhawks.

If the Knights can hit their opponents with an early sucker-punch then that could really take the wind out of Chicago’s sails, giving them a tough mental hurdle to come back from.

Start slow, however, and the Golden Knights could be up against it for the rest of the game if they give the Hawks any chance to build any momentum.