3 reasons why the Golden Knights and Stars series has been special

The Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars have given hockey fans a memorable series, right down to the match-ups.
Dallas Stars v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Six
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1. The goaltending has put on a clinic

Jake Oettinger has been brilliant for the Dallas Stars this series. The native of Lakeville, Minnesota, has a save percentage of .921 and a GA/G of 2.10 this postseason. He's kept the Stars in every game against the Golden Knights, making ridiculous stops at every juncture. If the Stars win game seven, Oettinger should be a Conn Smythe candidate should Dallas win the Stanley Cup.

But it hasn't just been Oettinger who's been brilliant in the net. Before he was benched in game five, Logan Thompson had been incredible for the Golden Knights. He averaged 2.35 GA/G with a save percntage of .921. That includes his memorable 43-save performance in game three, where he single-handedly stopped the Golden Knights from getting blown out.

But even better than Thompson (at least statistically) has been Adin Hill. The goaltender was put in by Bruce Cassidy for game five, banking on his playoff experience to lead the way. The Golden Knights were handsomely rewarded by the Calgary native a game later, with a 23-save performance. The cherry on top was a shutout (2-0), setting up a pivotal game seven.

The goaltending clinic should set up game seven as an excellent climax to a competitive series. Hill should get the start for the Golden Knights, getting ready to face off against Oettinger. The game should be a memorable match-up, with both goaltenders putting everything on the line for a victory.