How Having the Toughest Home-Ice Advantage Helps

A recent player's poll indicated that T-Mobile Arena was the toughest road arena to play in. How does it help the Vegas Golden Knights?
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1. T-Mobila Arena Encapsulates the Entire Las Vegas Experience

Lee Orchard
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When you head to T-Mobile Arena, you expect to see a hockey game. However, fans will get more than that. They're getting a show, consisting of pre-game theatricals by Lee Orchard, aka "THE Golden Knight." They're getting a drumline building up the tension. They're getting a Las Vegas celebrity cranking the pre-game horn.

The theatricals might be visually entertaining for the fans. But they also get the crowd pumped up. The pre-game festivities is an experience unto itself, leaving fans in a fever pitch.