Wednesday Knight Wisdom: Vegas Golden Knights Playoff Edition

The playoffs are in full swing! Here are your Wednesday tidbits and what's happening in the NHL.
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game One
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game One / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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1. Around the League

It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a familiar position, falling to the Boston Bruins in Game 3, 4-2. Behind Brad Marchand's two goals and an assist, the Bruins retook home-ice advantage from the Maple Leafs, re-establishing control of the series in the process.

It was also thanks to Jeremy Swayman's big performance (28 saves, .933 save percentage) that led to hugs all around for Boston. The goaltender shook off a first-period goal from Matthew Knies, keeping himself under control for the rest of the game. Now? Toronto has their backs against the wall, with opposing fans starting to bring up that dreaded five-letter word again: Curse.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings found themselves with the daunting task of trying to contain Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. That's never an easy task, especially with the Oilers' lineup being revamped. So what's a team to do against a tough group like Edmonton?

Well, you go toe-to-toe with that juggernaut, putting up four goals in regulation. Then, you have Anze Kopitar stun the Oilers in overtime, propelling the Kings to a 5-4 overtime victory. For the Los Angeles Kings, they have a mountain to climb in Edmonton with all their star power. However, a Game 2 overtime victory might be the fuel needed to shock the Oilers--and the hockey world.