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- The Las Vegas Golden Knights continue to impress in their first year as a franchise, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Wednesday night.
- Before the game, the Golden Knights revealed yet another elaborate opening ceremony, featuring archers, pyrotechnics, and a knight slicing through a jet.
- With the win, the Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead in the series and put themselves just two wins away from a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have made themselves known in their first season as a franchise.
What started as a ragtag roster of spare parts from every other team in the NHL has turned into a force to be reckoned with, and is now one of just four teams remaining in contention to hoist the Stanley Cup.
While their performance on the ice has no doubt gotten the attention of hockey fans across the country, the team has also garnered attention for the fanfare and production put into their home games. On Wednesday night, the team took their showstopping stunts to a whole new level ahead of their first home game of the Western Conference Finals.
Before the team’s opening lineup was brought out to the ice, the arena went dark, prompting the beginning of what might be the most elaborate opening ceremony in sports outside of the Olympics. There were drummers, archers, pyrotechnics, and of course, the heroic Golden Knight himself splitting a fighter jet in two with his broadsword.
The production is too wild to describe merely with words, so take a look below at the elaborate show.
It’s not the first time such a show took place before the Golden Knights took the ice – the team has invested in similarly impressive displays throughout the postseason. For a city that prides itself in lights, sound, and over-the-top production, the Golden Knights are representing their hometown about as well as you could imagine.
And for what it’s worth, the effort worked! The Golden Knights took home a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, taking a 2-1 lead in the series and putting themselves just two wins away from the Stanley Cup Finals.