Stanley Cup Playoffs
Golden Knights To Play Winnipeg Jets In First Round
With a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken Thursday night in the final game of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights now have a confirmed opponent f…
With a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken Thursday night in the final game of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights now have a confirmed opponent for the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets.
The Golden Knights, who earned 11 points in the season, will play the Jets as the top seed in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. The Jets come in as the second Wild Card team, finishing the season with 95 points.
Games one and two of the series will be played at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Times are TBA.
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This will be the second playoff series between the two teams in franchise history. In 2017-18, the Golden Knights defeated the Jets in five games in the Western Conference Final to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
Elsewhere in the Western Conference, it is now confirmed that the Edmonton Oilers will play the Los Angeles Kings in the first round. Tomorrow's 5:00 p.m. game between the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators will finalize the seedings and matchups for all teams.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Monday, April 17th. The VGK will play game one of their series Tuesday, April 18th.
Stay tuned for a full in-depth analysis of this playoff matchup tomorrow from Vegas Hockey Now.