Golden Knights continue to roll
The Vegas Golden Knights will be at the Honda Center in Southern California on Wednesday as they take on the Anaheim Ducks.
Tied for first in the Pacific Division with the Los Angeles Kings, the Golden Knights have exceeded all expectation to become a legitimate contender for the postseason. Winners of their last four in a row and with an 8-1-1 mark over their last 10 games, Vegas has also played three games less than the Kings.
LA and the Golden Knights meet at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday before the visitors return home to the T-Mobile Arena to entertain the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend.
While the Kings and the Knights have set the pace in the Division, the San Jose Sharks have quietly moved into third place six points behind the leaders.
Like Vegas, the Sharks have also played three games less than LA and defeated the Kings 2-0 on Saturday at the SAP Center. Martin Jones turned away all 28 shots that he faced on the evening with Marcus Sorensen and Joe Pavelski each lighting the lamp for San Jose.
The Golden Knights, Kings and Sharks are the only three sides in the Pacific with a positive goal differential and join the five in the Central Division that also have such a differential.
The Edmonton Oilers are certainly capable of making a run, but it wouldn't be a shock to see Vegas, LA, San Jose, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks make the playoffs.
The Ducks are 10001.00 to win the Stanley Cup and the Golden Knights are priced at 1.71.
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