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Las Vegas–Tonight, the Vegas Golden Knights took on the Winnipeg Jets in game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

The Golden Knights entered into game 4 of the West Final with a 2-1 series lead on the Winnipeg Jets. For them they wanted to make sure that they would not let Jets tie the series up.

Just like the last game when Jonathan Marchessault scored just 35 seconds into game three, it took Vegas a little bit longer at 2:25 into game 4 but it was done on their first power play chance of the contest.

Getting it done for the Golden Knights was their regular season goal scorer William Karlsson.

Karlsson missed his first chance on Connor Hellebuyck just 7 seconds earlier, but on the follow up courtesy of an excellent cross ice feed pass from linemate Marchessault he would get it past the Jets netminder glove side low for a 1-0 Golden Knights lead.

This gave Karlsson his 6th goal of this year’s playoffs. Marchessault would set a new NHL record with his 18th point on a team’s first postseason trip on the Karlsson goal.

When the Golden Knights opened the scoring first in game 4, they took an 8-1-0 record with them to the first intermission of the contest.

In the middle frame, the Winnipeg Jets would strike back thanks to a Tomas Nosek penalty and the goal came from their leading scorer in Patrik Laine at the 9:29 mark of the period.

From his usual office position inside the left face circle, Laine connected off of a pass from Dustin Byfuglien and beat Marc-André Fleury on the short side that tied the game up at 1-1.

For Laine, he earned his 5th goal of this year’s playoffs on that play.

Shortly after Laine tied the game up at 1-1, Nosek would redeem himself with scoring the go ahead goal and for him it was his first ever Stanley Cup Playoff goal of his young NHL career.

The work was created by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare with his wraparound attempt on Hellebuyck but with Nosek on the doorstep jammed it home that sent the crowd of 18,697 at T-Mobile Arena into a frenzy.

Winnipeg had to wait until the 5:34 mark of the third period to tie the game back up once more and it came from Tyler Myers getting the puck past Fleury via the five hole for a 2-2 score.

Myers connected for his 4th goal of this year’s playoffs from Jack Roslovic.

With 6:58 remaining in the period the hero of the night for Vegas came from Reilly Smith.

Smith in the defensive zone capitalized on fanned shot by Byfuglien and took the puck into Jets territory with burst of speed where he fired his upstairs bar down on Hellebuyck for a 3-2 lead.

The crowd at T-Mobile Arena went wild after Smith netted his 2nd goal of this year’s playoffs.

This was all the Golden Knights would need as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets and put them on the brink of elimination as they sit now just one win away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

With his 33 saves in game three of the Western Conference Final, Fleury followed that up tonight with a stellar performance in net with 35 saves on 37 shots that the Jets threw at him. He also finished off with a very impressive .947 save percentage.

At the end of the night, the Golden Knights are now 3-0 in the postseason when Marchessault drives up to T-Mobile Arena with the #VegasBorn SinCity Lambo.

Vegas has a shot this Sunday to punch their ticket into the Stanley Cup Final in Winnipeg at Bell MTS Place for game 5.

3 Stars Of The Game

Vegas Golden Knights: Reilly Smith (game winning goal and 1 assist)

Vegas Golden Knights: Marc-André Fleury (35 saves)

Vegas Golden Knights: Tomas Nosek (1st ever Stanley Cup Playoff goal)

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