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Golden Knights' Coach Gerard Gallant says no pressure, business as usual tonight

The expansion Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs. Now the team is one of the best bets to hoist the Stanley Cup Trophy.

The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Golden Knights are back home at T-Mobile Arena for games 3 and 4 of the series.

On Wednesday morning, the team the held an early morning practice, drawing in hundreds of fans to City National Arena; a trend we’ve seen throughout the playoffs.

Following practice Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant addressed the media. He mentioned that it’s business as usual going into game three. He’s not putting any extra pressure on the guys and that the team will be taking it game by game like they’ve done all season. So far, that strategy is working.

The Golden Knights are coming home fresh off of a win in whiteout territory. They beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in game two. Jonathan Marchessault was the leading scorer with two goals. Tomas Tatar, came in big with his first playoff goal. Both players spoke with News 3 following practice. Tatar was feeling very good about putting one in the net.

“It was a huge relief obviously a big goal to get us going. We played a great game and we will try to repeat it tonight,”said Tomas Tatar, Vegas Golden Knights, Left Wing.

“Coming back home 1-1 in the series, its a big difference than coming back 2-0. I think we worked really hard to get ourselves in that situation and we cannot let it go,” said Jonathan Marchessault, Vegas Golden Knights, Centerman

Marchessault also spoke on what he’s hoping the team can execute defensively in this round.

“In our D zone, if we eliminate them quick and get the puck out of the zone as fast as we can, I think that’s what’s going to build our success, “ said Marchessault.

The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. The team asking Golden Knights fans to wear their home jerseys or dark colors to the game.

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