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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Adin Hill's breathtaking stop on Nick Cousins

Sometimes, you know a team is destined to win it all with a defining moment in the Stanley Cup Finals. Adin Hill's amazing stop on Nick Cousins in game one is a shining example of this, with the goaltender swinging the momentum in favor of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Early in the second, the Florida Panthers were on the attack. A wild sequence left a loose puck, a wide-open net, and Nick Cousins with the biggest opportunity in the world. Cousins shoots the puck in what looked like a sure-fire goal, except the Vegas goaltender stuck out his stick out of desperation. The result? A massive shift in the series dynamic and the Golden Knights took the first game of the series (and the Stanley Cup).

The funny thing about all this is Adin Hill wasn't the starting goaltender entering the playoffs last season. Laurent Brossoit was a default starter due to a wave of injuries slamming Vegas hard. However, Brossoit suffered an injury in the third game of the Edmonton Oilers series, so in comes Hill. Imagine if the British Columbia native didn't get his opportunity.