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Las Vegas–As the Vegas Golden Knights continue to roll in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs they are chasing history along the way.
With the Golden Knights winning their 5 straight game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against San Jose in the opening contest of round 2, only three other NHL clubs over the course in league history have won more.
Back in the 1991-92 season both the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins won 11 straight games in the postseason. A season later, the Montreal Canadiens followed up with doing the exact same thing.
For the 92 Chicago Blackhawks, their streak of 11 in a row started in the Division Semifinals which today is called round 1 and ended in the Conference Finals when they swept the Edmonton Oilers after sweeping the Detroit Red Wings in the previous round.
The Pittsburgh Penguins of 92, their hot streak of 11 happened one round later in the Division Finals (today’s second round) vs. the New York Rangers, then by sweeping the Boston Bruins in the Conference Finals, and followed that up by beating the Blackhawks in 4 games to capture Lord Stanley.
In the 93 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Montreal’s road to 11 straight kicked off in the opening round in game 3 vs. the Quebec Nordiques and ended in the Conference Finals vs. the New York Islanders. They would go on the Stanley Cup Finals and beat Wayne Gretzky‘s LA Kings.
Yesterday the news came out that the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for his cross checking antics on Golden Knights Alternate Captain Forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Kane crossed checked Bellemare not just one time but twice with 16:38 to go in game one where the Golden Knights held a 5-0 stranglehold on the San Jose Sharks.
With Kane out of the lineup for the Sharks in game 2, the Golden Knights have a very good chance of going up 2-0 in their best of seven series on San Jose.
The Golden Knights are the only team still standing in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs that remains undefeated.
Will that trend continue staying unbeaten tonight in the second game of the series at T-Mobile Arena, we are going to watch on and find out.
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