The Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets square off in game two later tonight. After Winnipeg took game one, the Golden Knights need a win. No one ever wants to play games three and four on the opponent’s ice while trailing 0-2.
What to watch tonight between the Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets
Connor Helleybuyck: The first thing to watch is the Jets goalie again, as we can expect much more from the Golden Knights’ offense.
Line shuffles: This might be unpopular, and many fans might disagree. But if Vegas is trailing after the second period, the coaching staff should consider shuffling the lines for the third period. Even if it seems soon, in the playoffs, there is never too soon, and if your usual lines aren’t clicking as usual, you need to mix it a little bit.
Jonathan Quick: Vegas net minders need to step up, and I cannot believe Cassidy will go with Brossoit again, especially after the game he had. The Golden Knights are going to need better goaltending in game two, and quick has shown before he can play at the level the Knights need.
Check out Quick’s first shutout with the Golden Knights:
Key to victory – Vegas Golden Knights
You can’t score a goal if you don’t shoot. With just 17 shots on goal in the first game, the key for Vegas might sound simple, but the execution might be a little more complicated. Shoot. Shoot. SHOOT!
Key to victory – Winnipeg Jets
Keep doing what you are doing, and put Vegas under constant pressure. This will be a significant game for Vegas, and Rick Bowness knows it.