Golden Knights continue to roll

04 January 2018 04:54:55 GMTPlus10

The Vegas Golden Knights made it eight wins on the trot on Tuesday as they defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 3-0 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Vegas moved to 27-9-2 overall, 17-2-1 at home and 9-0-1 over their past 10 games with the victory and at this point only the Tampa Bay Lightning have more wins than the Golden Knights, a quite astonishing situation for an expansion franchise.

Reilly Smith, Shea Theodore and Jonathan Marchessault were all on target for the hosts on Tuesday as Vegas picked up their second over the Predators this year, to win the season series with one game remaining against Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena later this month.

What's notable about the eight-game winning streak is who the Knights have defeated. This isn't win three games against the Arizona Coyotes and a couple in Denver over the Colorado Avalanche.

So far Vegas has won against the best team in the league in the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Metropolitan Division leaders in the Washington Capitals, the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and three teams - the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings and now the Predators - who are all in the thick of the post-season chase.

Thursday the Golden Knights are in St. Louis to face the Blues, before carrying on to play the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Vegas then returns home on Sunday to entertain the New York Rangers. The latter are one of the few sides that the Knights have a losing record against, having fallen at Madison Square Garden at the end of October.

The Golden Knights are 1.001 to win the Pacific Division, 3.70 to win the Western Conference and 7.00 to claim the Stanley Cup.

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