The rise of the Las Vegas Golden Knights is this year’s ongoing epic Cinderella story! The Knights have taken the NHL by storm finishing their inaugural season atop the Pacific Division and breezing into the NHL Playoff as a top seed!
Vegas finished the 2018 regular season with a record of 51 & 24 with 109 points! The Golden Knights were an impressive 29-10-2 at home this year. The only team with a better home ice record in 2018 where the Nashville Predators at 28-9-4.
PPH101 posted the opening line for the Las Vegas Knights odds to win the Stanley Cup at over 100 to 1. In fact, the Knights opened up with the longest odds to win the Stanley Cup out of all 31.
Fast forward to the 2018 NHL Playoffs round one matchup where the Knights draw the Los Angeles Kings as their opponent. Most die-hard hockey analysts from coast to coast picked Vegas to bow out in the first round of the Playoffs gracefully. But things didn’t work out that way, not only did the win the series versus the Kings but they swept them in 4 games!
The Knights will move on to the second round of the NHL Playoffs and face off with the San Jose Sharks. PPPH101 has the Las Vegas Golden Knights at a -130 favorite to win this series and the current overall favorite to win the Stanley Cup at 2 to 1!
Las Vegas has quickly established a loyal fan base of die-hard Golden Knight fans. Their home the T-Mobile Arena seats 17,500 and most nights is standing room only. Each of their home games is an event filled frenzy full of surprises and fun for the entire family!
In short, the Golden Knights have become the golden ticket in Las Vegas and are currently the hottest ticket in town!
Moving forward, Vegas will indeed be the new blueprint for any and all expansion teams to follow! Go Knights Go!