WCQF: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs (WC1) Los Angeles Kings | VGK Leads Series 3-0

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WCQF: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs (WC1) Los Angeles Kings

Poll closed Apr 14, 2018.
  1. Vegas in 4

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  2. Vegas in 5

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  3. Vegas in 6

    14.9%
  4. Vegas in 7

    13.5%
  5. Los Angeles in 4

    2.6%
  6. Los Angeles in 5

    10.2%
  7. Los Angeles in 6

    37.2%
  8. Los Angeles in 7

    16.9%
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  1. JoeThorntonsRooster

    JoeThorntonsRooster There is no anti-Leafs bias on HFBoards

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    Did the Kings really outplay Vegas? They had 48 CF and 53 CA at 5V5, but also had only 1.73 xGF, compared to 2.64 xGA. I'm not XGF%'s number one fan by any means, but when you go under 40% xGF, hard to say that you outplayed anybody.
     
  2. Martyros

    Martyros Allow me to retort

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    They outplayed them in the 1st period, that's about it.
     
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    Stickpucker Playmaka

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    One step closer to classy MAF facing the team that dumped him in the finals.
     
  4. LAKings88

    LAKings88 Formerly KOTR

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    I have never been a analytics guy. I felt that last night was much better than the first two games. If Brown and Toffoli were able to put pucks in the net LA would have been up 3-0 going into the third. Shots were better as were hits. Wheels came of in the third period. Again, LAs powerplay is predictable and stagnant. Big reason for LAs failure this postseason. Guess I have to give some credit to Vegas too. I feel like this series shouldn’t be 3-0. Is what it is tho. Can’t argue with the scoreboard.
     
  5. The Old Master

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    while passing all the other teams that could of had him, but thought he wasn't any good. (or worth what the pens where asking)
     
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    No, the Wild would have been.
     
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    The Kings just can't score goals, their offence is too weak. If the other team scores 3 or more, its game over.
     
  8. Martyros

    Martyros Allow me to retort

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    Game 1 = 0 goals
    Game 2 = 1 goal
    Game 3 = 2 goals
    Game 4 = 3 goals?

    Things are looking up for the Kings!!!
     
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    Vegas scores:

    Game 1 = 1 Goal
    Game 2 = 2 Goals
    Game 3 = 3 Goals
    Game 4 = 4 Goals?

    Kings still lose.
     
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    we need the return of beach ball fleury, and i don't see that happening frankly
     
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    Yeah, but the Knights had missed opportunities too. Every team has those. The problem with LA is game management. You can' come out crashing like they do, with a short bench and expect to have anything left for the 3rd period (and OT) playing like that. Vegas is just rolling lines and waiting it out, you know, 'rope-a-dope style.
     
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    If I felt any sort of pain any time somebody brought up 2014, I'd have to be a major masochist to still be posting on this site.

    I read the rest of your post and I fully agree that this is a different situation, due to the fact that this LA team is a whole lot weaker than the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion.
     
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    Well there was this thing called the Expansion Draft. It happened during the summer and there's a new team called the Vegas Golden Knights. So the Pens really didn't want to part with MAF, but I'm sure you knew that
     
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    Vegas has the luxury to roll four lines. The whole series has been a game of inches really. I'm still not sold on Vegas. Hard to deny what they have accomplished tho. I think they will struggle next round. Hoping LA can steal at least one game. Maybe drag out the inevitable a bit.
     
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    MordredGK it is a silly place

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    To be fair it's hard to fit a goalie in with that contract.

    that's just flat out false. MAF was protected because of his clause. Penguins asked him to waive and offered Vegas a 2nd to take him. They were happy to get rid of his cap

    It looks to be paying off for both teams
     
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    Yup after having MAF play lights out for them in the CBJ and Wash series I'm sure they were happy to jettison him. Please.

    If the Exp Draft didn't exist, they would have found a way to keep him
     
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    I'm guessing the Kings were the Vegas odds favorites going into the series? It'll be interesting to see Round 2 odds between Vegas and the Sharks/Ducks.
     
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    I'm so sick of hearing about Marc Andrew Flowery. You people, the telecasters.....he hasn't done anything this series worth noting. Seriously I can think of one save that came through traffic and was deflected. Yet all we hear about is how wonderful he is. And his 3 Stanley Cups of which he rode the pine how many games out of those runs?
    On the other hand, Quick has been stellar until late 3rd period last game.
    Stop being little followers. Mindless sheep who eat up all the TV hype. Hextall outplayed Fuhr and Moog and lost. Yet he was recognized.
     
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    Yikes, what did MAF do to your sister?

    Quick has played well, but that doesn't mean MAF HASN"T. 2:10 at this video, that's a save through traffic and a mighty fine one too



    And MAF went to back to back finals,winning one of those. Was instrumental in winning Rounds 1 and 2 for Pitt last Cup run too.

    But yea...totally rode the pine
     
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    ya, well.....that's just your opinion, man.
     
  21. bukwas

    bukwas Stanley Cup 2022

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    I hope L.A gets at least a win or 2 to stretch this one out for my own selfish enjoyment. :)
     
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    HanSolo Vegas Strong

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    Breathe dude. Breathe
     
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    Why can't LA roll 4 lines? I mean, Vegas's 3rd and 4th lines are technically scrubs. In fact, we hear of this expansion draft, but nobody seems to care that every single Knight player with the exception of Tatar could have been had for a second round pick...Or less.
    Any fan that is mad about the Golden Knights should turn their anger toward their own GM.
    Penguins wanted Fleury gone, CBJ had no use for Karlsson, Panthers gave away Smith to ensure they got away from Marchessault, Wild gave up Tuch because they wanted Haula gone, Neal and Perron were salary dumps etc etc.. Any team could have had any of those players for the price of a phone call. All Vegas is doing is exposing ****ty GMs around the league.

    As a Canuck fan, I know we could'e used any of these players, especially Fleury.
     
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    maf was waved because we didn't want to lose murry....had to lose one........what's a guy worth that can carry tour team to the playoffs? looking back, i'm sure there are a few that wished they made room. and by the end of the first round there will be a few more. imo
     
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    kingsholygrail Proudmoore did nothing wrong Sponsor

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    2012-14 Kings were forecheck monsters much like Vegas has been.
     
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