NHL playoffs 2018 Bracket: It's the Capitals and Golden Knights in a wild Stanley Cup Final Tears turn to smiles as Golden Knights win West for Las Vegas Winnipegger scores goal that ends Jets Stanley Cup playoff run What were the Preseason Odds of the Vegas Golden Knights Winning the Stanley Cup? Stanley Cup-Bound Vegas Turning Impossible Into Possible

NHL playoffs 2018 Bracket: It's the Capitals and Golden Knights in a wild Stanley Cup Final

Here's how we went from 16 teams to just two in the 2018 NHL playoffs

Be sure to check out the  full TV schedule for rest of the second round , and stay on top of our individual first-round series breakdowns across both conferences. WC Columbus Blue Jackets  (Capitals win series 4-2) No. He can be heard on “The Press Box,” ESPN Radio 100.9 FM and 1100 AM, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Golden Knights clinched a playoff spot Monday night, and now officials are revealing how fans can get tickets.

Round 2 | Lightning vs. Cody Eakin , C: Selected in the expansion draft from the Dallas Stars. Ryan Reaves , RW: Acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Tobias Lindberg on Feb. Schmidt, 26, had an NHL career high in goals (five) assists (31) and points (36) in 76 games in the regular season and led Vegas with 22:14 of ice time during the regular season. Zamboni & Co., Inc. Nicholas J.

NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. Round 1 | Jets vs. Now we've got a Western Conference champion banner to go up. Round 2 | Predators vs. After Oct. Then came the Golden Knights. Round 2 | Predators vs. It's just great. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. NHL Western Conference Playoff Bracket The Vegas Golden Knights, who at one point held 500-to-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup, are your Western Conference champs in their inaugural season.

Monday through Friday. The hottest tickets in town are going on sale Monday morning on the Golden Knights website. They can come back from 3-1 down and move on to the final," said Ron Zuke, who is originally from Manitoba but now lives in Airdrie, Alta. Round 2 | Capitals vs. Eakin, 26, had 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 80 games in the regular season and has four points (three goals, one assist) in 15 playoff games.

Tears turn to smiles as Golden Knights win West for Las Vegas

Deryk Engelland was holding the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, bestowed to the Western Conference champion of the NHL, meaning Vegas in its inaugural season has advanced to the Stanley Cup Final following a 2-1 victory against Winnipeg.

Stanley Cup Final | Golden Knights vs. The top line of Mark Scheifele , Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor combined for three goals in the series, and the Jets received little secondary scoring. All Rights Reserved. Round 1 | Golden Knights vs. Should we make it three? Round 2 | Golden Knights vs. Though they had rules in the NHL Expansion Draft more favorable than to teams in the past, they still acquired players deemed expendable by their former teams.

Round 2 | Golden Knights vs. He's 19. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Who saw that coming? Philadelphia Flyers  (Penguins win series 4-2) Second Round No. Golden Knights head coach talks after the Golden Knights practice on Saturday. There will be less than 1,000 tickets made available for public sale at 10 a.m. He and his wife, Selene, made the trip to Winnipeg for Game 5 and made sure to rent a white car to make their way to the arena.

Erik Haula , C: Selected in the expansion draft from the Minnesota Wild. Smith, 27, had an NHL career high in assists (38) and points (60) in 67 games in the regular season. Video: [email protected], Gm6: Schmidt roofs wrist shot past Jones Shea Theodore : Acquired in a trade at the expansion draft from the Anaheim Ducks for selecting defenseman Clayton Stoner . Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights. Eastern Conference Final | Lightning vs.

All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. Round 1 | Ducks vs. Video: [email protected], Gm5: Engelland, Vegas awarded Campbell Bowl "Why not?" Orchard got emotional when he talked about how it started in the fall. Round 1 | Lightning vs. Though they were expected to be good for an expansion team, no one picked them make it. Then came a season out of a movie.

Winnipegger scores goal that ends Jets Stanley Cup playoff run

After soaring for so long, the Winnipeg Jets finally ran out of fuel, ending their best season ever on a four-game tailspin.

Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. First Round No. Boston Bruins  (Lightning win series 4-1) No. Golden Edge host Bryan Salmond interviews the Saskatchewan duo Justin and Greg about the Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Final. Tickets will only be sold on a single-game basis. With them, they carried the licence plates from their vehicles at home — Alberta plates that say NHL Jets and Jets Fan.

Haula, 27, had NHL career highs in goals (29), assists (26) and points (55) in 76 games in the regular season and has seven points (three goals, four assists) in 15 playoff games. He has 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 15 playoff games; the 14 assists are a record by a player in his team's first playoff appearance. Fleury, 33, was 29-13-4 with an NHL career-low 2.24 goals-against average and career-high .927 save percentage and four shutouts in 46 starts in the regular season.

Western Conference Final | Jets vs. Four Jets forwards scored in the series; three of their 10 goals came from defensemen. "I think we would have played better if I would know," Laine said. "Just couldn't score. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. LAS VEGAS -- The chants rang out through Toshiba Plaza at 2:45 p.m. At their home opener on Oct.

Owner Bill Foley's goal was to make the playoffs in three years and win the Cup in six. And now comes the Stanley Cup Final against the Washington Capitals. Round 1 | Bruins vs. He's a good player. Zamboni & Co., Inc. Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins  (Capitals win series 4-2) Conference Finals No. Adam Hill provides an update following the Capitals 4-0 shut out over the Tampa Bay Lightning, advancing them to the Stanley Cup Final.

What were the Preseason Odds of the Vegas Golden Knights Winning the Stanley Cup?

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Vegas will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Washington Capitals in the final. Round 2 | Lightning vs. I think we had a lot of chances. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. PT on Sunday, a sweaty and happy throng of Vegas Golden Knights fans celebrating the Golden Knights advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season. "Go Knights Go. Golden Knights took the ice alongside first responders from the Oct.

But they didn't just make the playoffs. Vegas went 2-0-0 against Washington in the regular season. Round 1 | Capitals vs. From what I've seen he's a great skater. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners. WC Colorado Avalanche  (Predators win series 4-2) No. Winnipeg Jets (Golden Knights win series 4-1) No. Golden Edge host Bryan Salmond recaps the Golden Knights game five win against the Winnipeg Jets.

He blamed some bad bounces and miscues for the Jets coming up short on Sunday but said the future of the team is bright with many young stars. "It was fun to watch. Round 1 | Bruins vs. Karlsson, 25, finished third in the NHL with 43 goals and led Vegas with 78 points in the regular season. Tatar, 27, had six points (four goals, two assists) in 20 games in the regular season with Vegas and has one goal in six playoff games.

Winnipeg got a power play early in the third, but couldn’t muster much of anything. Round 2 | Capitals vs. Just couldn't capitalize. Zamboni & Co., Inc. Golden Knights series coverage ]   "We want the Cup. You know what?" Orchard said. "This so far has been dedicated to the 58. "Let's bring it home for them." *** Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final Coverage Lightning vs. Round 1 | Penguins vs.

Stanley Cup-Bound Vegas Turning Impossible Into Possible

He's a tall guy. Winnipeg Jets vs. Pete Blackburn is from Boston, so there's a good chance you don't like him already. Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury tickled Jets' Blake Wheeler during a scrum in Game 3. Richard N. I loved every minute of it," he said. "You go into the arena and you've got goose bumps for 2½ hours. Round 1 | Capitals vs. He also led the League with a plus-49 rating and has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 15 playoff games.

Subban, 24, was 13-4-2 with a 2.68 GAA and .910 save percentage in 22 games (19 starts) this season. The Jets had the NHL’s second-best record with 114 points in the regular season. Round 2 | Predators vs. I think that was one of the reasons why we're out." Video: [email protected], Gm4: Laine rips home power-play goal   2. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Capitals Jets vs. Round 1 | Predators vs. They swept the Los Angeles Kings in the first round and defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games in the second round. Capitals Jets vs. Round 1 | Predators vs. He has to get a little bit stronger and a little better.  "He's going to adjust to that very easily, I'm sure. Minnesota Wild  (Jets win series 4-1) No. Why should you tune in to this year's Cup Final?

Explore life stories, offer condolences & send flowers. It's pretty special." 'Stronger next year' His brother, Andy, said he's heartbroken but "hopeful." "It hurts today, it's very painful today. Round 1 | Penguins vs. Video: [email protected], Gm4: Marchessault feeds Karlsson for PPG Oscar Lindberg , C: Selected in the expansion draft from the New York Rangers.

How Golden Knights were built

The Vegas Golden Knights are four wins away from winning the Stanley Cup, less than eight months after playing their first regular-season game.One could say the team was built overnight; 19 of the 22 skaters who have appeared in a game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs were either selected or acquired via trade at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.Here's how the Golden Knights' roster was built, along with background on their coaches and general manager:

Round 2 | Golden Knights vs. Fleury had a 2.02 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in the series. Nicholas J. The Lightning lead that best-of-7 series 3-2. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. Round 1 | Jets vs. Now they have defeated the Jets in five games in the conference final. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. Round 1 | Jets vs.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. And who should you root for? The locals casino company announced a promotion offering free wagers ranging from $5 to $250 on the team who wins hockey’s most coveted trophy. Winnipegger scores goal that ends Jets Stanley Cup playoff run After soaring for so long, the Winnipeg Jets finally ran out of fuel, ending their best season ever on a four-game tailspin. He lived in the city most of his life but moved away nine years ago.

Lindberg, 26, had 11 points (nine goals, two assists) in 63 games in the regular season and has one assist in three playoff games. Video: [email protected], Gm5: Tuch opens scoring off turnover   Defensemen Deryk Engelland : Selected in the expansion draft from the Calgary Flames. Gallant led Vegas to a 51-24-7 record (109 points), the Pacific Division title and is 12-3 in the playoffs. Right after Reaves scored the second playoff goal of his career — and first since 2015 with St.

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

CBS Interactive. Thousands of invited holders of Station’s Boarding Pass loyalty card will receive an offer by mail to swipe their cards Monday at kiosks at seven properties. After soaring for so long, the Winnipeg Jets finally ran out of fuel, ending their best-ever season on a four-game tailspin. Andy was at the final game of the original Jets in 1996, after which the team was then moved to Phoenix to become the Coyotes.

Jonathan Marchessault , LW: Selected in the expansion draft from the Florida Panthers. The Las Vegas native had an NHL career-high 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) in 79 games in the regular season and does not have a point in 15 playoff games. Gallant, a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, coached the Panthers for parts of three seasons from 2014-16, and coached the Blue Jackets for parts of three seasons from 2004-06.

Round 1 | Bruins vs. The Jets also struggled to find an answer to the line's speed.   4. Eastern Conference Final | Lightning vs. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, SN1). All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. Round 1 | Ducks vs. They closed a series on the road for the third straight time. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA.

He wants to skate. Anaheim Ducks vs. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. A winning ticket could cash for up to $1,000. The second-period goal was Reaves's first of the playoffs and first as a Golden Knight. Mike Clark, left, fist bumps Jets fan after Sunday's game. Round 1 | Golden Knights vs. Marchessault, 27, had an NHL career-high 75 points (27 goals, 48 assists) in 77 games in the regular season.

It wasn't supposed to happen this way, but the Golden Knights are bound for the Stanley Cup Final

Western Conference Final | Jets vs. This is exactly what Las Vegas needed. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. WINNIPEG -- They talked about it ahead of time, just in case. They are 12-3. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. COPENHAGEN, Denmark - There has been plenty of buzz regarding Martin Necas around the Carolina Hurricanes.

San Jose Sharks  (Sharks win series 4-0) Second Round No. Deryk Engelland was holding the Clarence S. Students at Vanderburg Elementary wrote an original song for a #KnightUp contest from the Vegas Golden Knights. The 11-year NHL veteran, who played junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings, was traded to the Knights by Pittsburgh in February. "We call ourselves the Golden Misfits for a reason.

Round 1 | Ducks vs. James Neal , LW: Selected in the expansion draft from the Nashville Predators. Video: [email protected], Gm5: Engelland, Vegas awarded Campbell Bowl Brayden McNabb : Selected in the expansion draft from the Los Angeles Kings. Last season, he was captain for Cleveland of the American Hockey League and had 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 71 games. All rights reserved. Round 1 | Penguins vs.

Round 2 | Lightning vs. We needed a sports team for years. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. The Vegas Golden Knights didn't have a captain. They are the third team to make the Stanley Cup Final in an inaugural season after the 1918 Toronto Arenas and 1968 St. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. Their goaltender, Scott Darling , has not only heard it; he has seen the 19-year-old center play. And he's not afraid to make things happen.

Grind gets to Jets in Western Conference Final

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets couldn't find their scoring touch and didn't get the same level of goaltending, ultimately leading to their elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights.The Jets lost 2-1 in Game 5 at home Sunday, the first time they lost four in a row this season.Here are 5 reasons why the Jets were eliminated in the second round:

I think we're doing a good job of proving everyone wrong," he said in a post-game interview. He has been with CBC Manitoba since 2009. The Vegas Golden Knights are four victories from winning the Stanley Cup, less than eight months after playing their first game. Neal, 30, had 25 goals in 71 games in the regular season. McNabb, 27, had 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 76 games in the regular season and has five points (two goals, three assists) in 15 playoff games.

Flower is and was the best and what he’s done this year following his abysmal treatment in the past few years, is finally getting the appreciation he’s always deserved. Round 1 | Predators vs. Clean things, on the tape, pucks off the tape a little quicker, that became difficult for us. Round 2 | Capitals vs. The viewing party on Sunday had a laid-back vibe - at least up until the tense final few minutes with the Golden Knights trying to protect a one-goal lead.

They were the epitome of a team. Everybody thought, oh, we were going to let go at some point. Zamboni & Co., Inc. He's a tremendous player," Darling said. "He's got through the roof [potential]. They get drafted in the first or second round and never make it to the NHL. Winnipeg Jets (Jets win series 4-3) NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Bracket The Capitals finally did it! T-Mobile Arena, the voice by which the expansion Golden Knights chose to address both a crowd of more than 18,000 and a town broken and grieving from a mass shooting on 1 October.

Despite the Round 3 collapse, the Jets and their fans have a lot to celebrate after setting all sorts of franchise records. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC-TV shows offered on CBC Watch . One could say the team was built overnight; 19 of the 22 skaters who have appeared in a game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs were either selected or acquired in a trade at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

Golden Knights fans celebrate Game 5 win against Jets in Las Vegas

The chants rang out through Toshiba Plaza at 2:45 p.m. PT on Sunday, a sweaty and happy throng of Vegas Golden Knights fans celebrating the Golden Knights advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season.

Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners. So if they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and won the Western Conference, who would accept the Clarence Campbell Bowl? We just love to go against the haters." Tweet from @GoldenKnights: WESTERNCONFERENCE CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/iHfHwqpwcv Las Vegas has fallen in love with them in the process. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

It's obviously really nice, but you have to make that step to make the NHL. "I think he's really close. They beat the Penguins and advance to the third round for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era. Engelland was holding the Clarence S. With the addition of the Golden Knights and the Raiders, LVCVA saw the perfect opportunity to do so. No NHL squad from this Prairie city has ever gone as deep into the playoffs as this, created as much sensation as this across the country or raised as much hope.

RELATED: How Golden Knights reached Stanley Cup Final | Vegas joins elite company ]   Forwards Pierre-Edouard Bellemare , C: Selected in the expansion draft from the Philadelphia Flyers. Neal has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 15 playoff games. Merrill, 26, had three points (one goal, two assists) in 34 games in the regular season and does not have a point in eight playoff games. Capitals Jets vs.

Round 1 | Golden Knights vs. They did a good job with that."   5. Round 2 | Golden Knights vs. Old-timers and newcomers to Vegas. Nicholas J. On Oct. T-Mobile Arena has become one of craziest venues in the NHL, from the show business fit for the entertainment capital of the world to the stands full of locals cheering and chanting. Nicholas J. We're excited to see him and know he's in our future.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. This is what you play for all season,” Engelland said. “After Oct. The Knights' success and current Stanley Cup playoff run has resulted in a marketing marriage with Las Vegas that has been far more successful than anyone could have imagined. More on the Winnipeg Jets playoff run And after a back-and-forth Round 2 series, the Jets knocked off the Nashville Predators — the No.

Golden Knights' trip to Stanley Cup Final helps healing process

They talked about it ahead of time, just in case. The Vegas Golden Knights didn't have a captain. They were the epitome of a team. So if they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and won the Western Conference, who would accept the Clarence Campbell Bowl?

Bellemare, 33, had an NHL career-high 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 72 games in the regular season and has one assist in 15 playoff games. Tomas Nosek , LW: Selected in the expansion draft from the Detroit Red Wings. Colin Miller : Selected in the expansion draft from the Boston Bruins. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League. Notify me of new comments via email. Round 1 | Ducks vs.

Round 1 | Lightning vs. Hockey lifers and newbies. Stanley Cup Final | Golden Knights vs. Strip, Engelland gave a speech during a ceremony before the home opener at T-Mobile Arena. Thousands watched on screens at Toshiba Plaza outside the rink on Sunday. Stanley Cup Final | Golden Knights vs. He was selected by the Hurricanes with the No. He's pretty good defensively as well. WC New Jersey Devils  (Lightning win series 4-1) No.

Golden Knights raise banner honoring Oct. NHL regular season. Nicholas J. Ryan Carpenter , LW: Claimed off waivers from the San Jose Sharks on Dec. Nosek, 25, had 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 67 games in the regular season and has three points (one goal, two assist) in 12 playoff games. Miller, 25, had an NHL career high in goals (10), assists (31) and points (41) in 82 games in the regular season and has three points (two goals, one assist) in 15 playoff games.

Most Viewed Pirates Activate Marte From DL, Option Osuna The Pittsburgh Pirates today reinstated outfielder Starling Marte from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. The Jets lost 2-1 in Game 5 at home Sunday, the first time they lost four in a row this season. Hellebuyck had a 2.66 GAA and a .906 save percentage against the Golden Knights. Round 1 | Bruins vs. Everyone was welcome. "It just brought our city together," said Sara Schussler, a fan from Las Vegas. "Our city has every race.

NHL expansion team Knights make Stanley Cup Final in 1st season

Golden Knights gear is everywhere in town. Eastern Conference Final | Lightning vs. Louis Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin , a Czech Republic teammate. "It's amazing. He's good. Boston Bruins vs. Back in 1967-68, the St. On a night when the Golden Knights were looking to lock up the Pacific Division title and secure a championship banner, the team unveiled a banner of its own Saturday. Winning the series against Vegas would have given them the banner as Western Conference champions, but that will just have to wait until next year.

Carpenter, 27, had 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in 36 games in the regular season with the Golden Knights and has five assists in 13 playoff games. David Perron , RW: Selected in the expansion draft from the St. Luca Sbisa : Selected in the expansion draft from the Vancouver Canucks. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA.

RELATED: Complete Jets vs. His save percentage was under .900 in three of the games. Round 1 | Capitals vs. It's been a huge thing for our community. Western Conference Final | Jets vs. He'd met his wife there. No, the city has not suffered like other NHL markets. Western Conference Final | Jets vs. He can dance through four people. He's a really good young player. Toronto Maple Leafs  (Bruins win series 4-3) No.

Necas primed for successful future with Hurricanes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - There has been plenty of buzz regarding Martin Necas around the Carolina Hurricanes. Their goaltender, Scott Darling, has not only heard it; he has seen the 19-year-old center play.He thinks Necas, one of the organization's top prospects, is close to stepping up and becoming a full-time NHL forward.

Sbisa, 28, had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 30 games in the regular season and has two assists in seven playoff games. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Louis Cardinals 8-1 on Friday night. Golden Knights series coverage ]   1. Video: [email protected], Gm5: Hellebuyck makes back-to-back saves   *** Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final Coverage Lightning vs.

People didn't think hockey would really take off here and it really has." Schussler is a kindergarten teacher at J.T. Round 2 | Lightning vs. To the families and friends of the victims, we'll do everything we can to help you and our city heal. But there is suffering with a team and suffering without one. Round 2 | Lightning vs. It's really hard to read him. NHL.com is the official web site of the National Hockey League.

Contact columnist Ed Graney at [email protected] or 702-383-4618. Strip shooting. Well, if the Hockey News prediction from three years ago holds up, that will be next year, too. Western Conference Final | Jets vs. Carrier, 23, had three points (one goal, two assists) in 37 games in the regular season and does not have a point in nine playoff games. Perron, 29, had an NHL career high in assists (50) and points (66) in 70 games in the regular season and has seven assists in 11 playoff games.

Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. CBS Broadcasting Inc. Scoring letdown The Jets were second in the NHL in goals-for in the regular season (273) and scored 43 goals combined in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Capitals Jets vs. Round 1 | Predators vs. Ryan Rastovac, of Las Vegas, decided to dress up as a Golden Knight. Round 2 | Capitals vs. We are Vegas Strong." And now? "It means a lot to us," he said. "This is what you play for all season.