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But Morris made a long 3-pointer to stop the scoring drought, and soon hit another to cap an 8-2 run that made it a double-digit lead.
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Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights. They lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues — when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West — to get to the final.
Elite Mens Carl Soderberg Jersey It was their time, Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said. They’re just playing really well.
Vegas will meet Tampa Bay or Washington in the final. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern final 3-2, with Game 6 set for Monday night in Washington.
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All those records and everything, it doesn’t mean anything if you’re not the last team standing, Vegas center Jonathan Marchessault said. I think we have a lot of gas left.
Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.