3 defining moments from the Golden Knights Stanley Cup run last season

Although the Golden Knights aren't in the playoffs this season, it's fun to look back and see how they won their first Stanley Cup.
2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One
2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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Blowing out the Dallas Stars to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals

After going up 3-0 in the Western Conference Finals, the Vegas Golden Knights suddenly lost the next two games. It seemed that Pete DeBoer was figuring out Vegas, with some luck finally swinging his way. The fan base started becoming nervous about a potential collapse.

However, the Golden Knights left no doubt in the next game, blowing out the Stars, 6-0. Vegas jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in that game with Karlsson, William Carrier, and Keegan Kolesar all chipping in goals in the first period. The team never looked back after that, sending DeBoer's squad packing. Behind William Karlsson's two goals and an assist and Adin Hill's shutout, Vegas moved on to face the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals.

This series could've gone the other way considering the first two games went into overtime. However, it's better to be lucky than good, which Vegas got in this matchup. But for the series's final game, they were outright great, dominating the Stars in every statistical category.