Knights' overturned goal a six-figure swing at Las Vegas sports books

Winnipeg Jets' Paul Stastny celebrates Mark Scheifele's goal on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc Andre Fleury as Nate Schmidt defends during second period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Win

Winnipeg Jets' Paul Stastny celebrates Mark Scheifele's goal on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc Andre Fleury as Nate Schmidt defends during second period of game one action in the NHL Western Conference Final in Win

The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities.

While the Jets lost for the third time in the past four home games after ripping off a 13-game winning streak at MTS Place that dates back to March 1, they have plenty of reasons to be feeling good about the way they've played on the road in the post-season. The Knights controlled the rest of the game and this one would end at 3-1 Vegas. We got that 2-0 lead and it was a different game for us. Both teams will likely have strong second and third periods, receive solid goaltending, and play relatively disciplined games.

The Lightning are not going to make any lineup changes for Game 3. This is the conference finals.

It was a massive insurance goal for the Golden Knights, and it essentially slam the door shut right in Winnipeg's face.

Reilly Smith registered a pair of assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

THE Winnipeg Jets are singing the first-goal blues this morning. In his past five games at Bell MTS Place, the goaltender has failed to break.900 in save percentage on three occasions and just barely topped it in Game 1 against the Knights. The difference this time?

Then, about 90 seconds after the Jets' strike, the Golden Knights answered.

The Jets undoubtedly stepped up for the second period, but Vegas thwarted their attacks. The Winnipeg crowd was buzzing and the Golden Knights appeared destined to be headed for the same fate as Game 1 if any puck slipped past Fleury.

Defenseman Nate Schmidt, paired with Brayden McNabb, played a massive role in Game 2.

Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele has risen to the top of the NHL's playoff goal list, leading with 12 goals in 13 games.

Marchessault answered with his second goal of the game just 88 seconds later, finishing a two-on-one with Smith with a backhand shot past Hellebuyck's stick side.

"Fleury had to make three or four really good saves in the first seven minutes", Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said.

The Jets missed a chance to put Vegas in a precarious position Monday night. With more freedom in the neutral zone, the Jets entered Vegas zone countless times with speed. The Jets goalie was beaten on Grade "A" looks, with Marchesseault scoring his first goal on a breakaway and being left alone to get a second with 12 minutes remaining. The Golden Knights now have home ice advantage in the series after stealing tonight's game on the road.

Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault didn't mince words after the Game 1 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

Florida was not satisfied, apparently, even though he scored 30 goals in his first full season and had one year left on his contract for a relative bargain of $750,000.

After the Jets had a number of chances during an early push Monday - including a shot from Mark Scheifele that almost squeaked through Fleury's pads and a Nikolaj Ehlers shot off the post on the shortside - Winnipeg sagged a bit before Vegas opened the scoring with 6:37 left in the first period.

He's been nothing short of incredible in this playoff run and his stellar play continued tonight as he picked up his 71st playoff win (Tied for 9th all time with Jacques Plante).

They swapped victories with the Predators for seven games in Round 2 and lost twice on their home ice.

His.951 save percentage coming into the West Finals was the best in National Hockey League history for a goalie with at least 10 playoff starts but he has also surrendered three or more goals in five of his last six contests.

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