The Vegas Golden Knights have become the first team in the 2023 NHL playoffs to secure a series win, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4 games to 1. As a result, the Golden Knights advance to the second round of the playoffs. Despite the Jets’ hard-fought battle, they could not overcome the strength of the Golden Knights, who finished at the top of the Western Conference during the regular season.
In a rare move, the Jets pulled their goalie with over eight minutes remaining in Game 5, but their efforts were ultimately in vain. The Golden Knights were led by the outstanding performances of Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone. Stephenson scored four goals and provided four assists, totaling eight points in the five-game series. Similarly, Stone contributed three goals and five assists, also amassing eight points.
In net, the Golden Knights’ goaltender, Laurent Brossoit, delivered a solid performance, boasting a goals-against average of 2.42 and a save percentage of .915. As the Golden Knights now prepare for the next round, they will have the advantage of rest and preparation time while they await the identity of their next opponents.