The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals to advance to the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Bell MTS Place on May 20, 2018 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by David Lipnowski/Getty Images)

< Go to Homepage

Vegas Beats the Odds to Advance to Stanley Cup Final

The Golden Knights downed the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the west in five games.

The upstart Golden Knights aren’t staying in Vegas – they’re heading to the Stanley Cup Final.

The first expansion team to advance to the final since 1968 St. Louis Blues, the Golden Knights were able to knock off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday behind 31 saves from Marc-Andre Fleury and a game-winning goal from Ryan Reaves.

In advancing to the final, the Golden Knights have lost only three times, quite an accomplishment for a team that at one point had odds as long as 500-1 to win the Cup.

“Everybody on this team has something to prove,” Reaves said. “We call ourselves ‘The Golden Misfits’ for a reason. We’re doing a good job of proving everybody wrong.”

Vegas will face Tampa Bay or Washington in the final with Game 6 set for Monday in D.C.

The Knights likely won’t be favored against either team, but we wouldn’t bet against ‘em.

Read the full story at The Associated Press