The Evolution of Mark Stone in Vegas

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Mark Stone single-handily, lifts the Vegas Golden Knights to a crucial 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks, making it a 2-1 series lead. Stone’s hat trick performance on Sunday Night, at T-Mobile Arena, proved that the trade for him has certainly worked dividends.

Bang! Just like that, 15 seconds into the game, Mark Stone scores.

T-Mobile Arena erupts, and the home team grabbed momentum ever since.

This was a physical game from the start, as the Knights-Sharks had brawled several times. Big hits, legal and not so legal checks, followed by the playoff hunger – this was fun to watch.

The story of this game, however, was not the physicality. It was about Mark Stone.

Stone was on fire with 3 goals, 5 points, and his presence overall, just simply dominated the game. Right now, if he plays like this, Vegas will have a good chance in these playoffs.

The Golden Knights will have to continue with these hot starts, for their quick goal onslaughts give them confidence in their play. When this team is confident, they can go far.

Playoff hockey is among us, and this is a start of one of the many great series in NHL right now.

WATCH:Mark Stone’s hat trick fueled the Golden Knights’ 6-3 win in Game 3 vs. Sharks; Vegas leads series 2-1.

 

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2018 Stanley Cup Finals: From tragedy to triumph, a Las Vegas Story 

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The Golden Knights’ journey to the Stanley Cup Finals will be known as one the top Cinderella stories in all of sports, standing just four wins away from squashing the virtually impossible, 500-1 odds to win it all.

The Golden Knights have been fighting odds all season long, even before they stepped on the ice. Vegas’ first season with professional hockey was expected to be anything, but successful, for they were predicted to
be one of the worst the teams in the league.

Look at them now – the Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Golden Knights’ incredible path to the Finals is something that has truly inspired Vegas. The aftershock of the Las Vegas music festival shooting last year was felt throughout the entire nation, giving the home town not much to hope for, until now.

Vegas’ unexpected success in the NHL, being a real underdog, really helped cast away some of the gloom after the catastrophe. The city of bright lights, is certainly shining bright again, but now is flashing “Stanley Cup Born.”

Their first playoff win at T-Mobile Arena looked like a scene out of a movie, seeing thousands of white towels being waved in unison and signs saying “Vegas Strong.” It was a powerful message that was felt throughout
the entire arena and the city of Las Vegas.

The Stanley Cup Finals will also preview another new face, for the Washington Capitals, are also making their first appearance in the championship.

The Capitals’ leader of the team, Alex Ovechkin, is one of the premier players in the league and he certainly will be the priority for the Golden Knights. Ovechkin has been having an incredible season, but so have these Golden Knights.

Vegas, in their inaugural season, has been one of the best teams in the entire NHL playing like a true team. They have swept the Los Angeles Kings, defeated a tough San Jose Sharks team, and the Winnipeg Jets on their trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Winning twice as many games as expected, 51 wins, also is certainly something that must be celebrated for this new team. The 2018 Stanley Cup Finals will certainly be one to remember.

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