Fans gather in Summerlin to send off Golden Knights to Los Angeles for Game 3

At least 1,500 people attended the send-ff party for the Vegas Golden Knights at City National Arena on Saturday, April 14, 208, says team owner Bill Foley. (Nathan O'Neal | KSNV)

More than 1,500 fans gathered at City National Arena Saturday to send off the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team as they head to Los Angeles for their next playoff game.

It’s been an electric 24 hours for the Vegas Golden Knights, following the longest game in franchise history.

The Knights pulled off a double-overtime victory Friday night for a 2-0 series lead against the Los Angeles Kings.

“Second overtime period? Unbelievable,” said Team Owner Bill Foley.

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However, Foley did believe in Vegas Hockey even when all those skeptics told us hockey won’t work in Vegas.

“The city got behind us. The people of Las Vegas have gotten behind us and we’re performing, which is all the better,” said Foley.

Fans of all ages rallied in Summerlin on Saturday to send off the athletes as they head to Los Angeles for Game 3.

“It’s developing into a huge rivalry, L.A. and Vegas, we’re so close both playoff teams, both tough games,” said Knights fan Matt Helfst.

It’s going to get even tougher for the Knights as they face their first playoff game on the road in enemy territory, but fans and Foley have faith.

“It’s great to be up 2-0, and now we’ve got to get two more,” said Foley.

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