Las Vegas won 6-3 at home against Colorado on Thursday to win their series 4-2 against the best team of the regular season. The Golden Knights will face Montreal in the semifinals.
Led 2-0 at the start of the series by Colorado, the best team of the regular season, Las Vegas managed to win it 4-2! The Golden Knights notched their fourth straight victory on Thursday, qualifying for the semi-finals for the third time in just four years of existence. The Nevada franchise had the opportunity to conclude at home and did not miss the opportunity, winning 6-3 in front of 18,149 spectators.
This meeting was hotly contested during the first two thirds, with Devon Toews who opened the scoring in the 24th second for Colorado, then Nick Holden (2nd) and William Karlsson (16th) who allowed Las Vegas to lead 2 -1, before Mikko Rantanen equalized in the 24th for the Avalanche (2-2). Keegan Kolesar (35th) and Andre Burakovsky (37th, on a pass from the only Frenchman of these 2021 play-offs, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare) brought the score to 3-3, before the Golden Knights upped the pace and scored the last three goals of the game, by Alex Pietrangelo (40th), William Carrier (52nd) and Max Pacioretty (57th, empty goal). It is therefore Las Vegas which completes the last four of these 2021 play-offs and which, as the still qualified team having accumulated the most points in the regular season, will face the one that gleaned the least, Montreal. The series will begin Monday, in Nevada.
– Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) June 11, 2021
NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2021
Colorado Avalanche (1) – Las Vegas Golden Knights (2): 2-4 >>> LAS VEGAS QUALIFIED
Match 1 – Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights: 7-1
Match 2 – Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights: 3-2 (ap)
Match 3 – Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche: 3-2
Match 4 – Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche: 5-1
Match 5 – Colorado Avalanche – Las Vegas Golden Knights : 2-3 ap
Match 6 – Las Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche: 6-3
>>> Stats of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (COL): 8 minutes of play, 1 assist, 3 shots on goal