Vegas Golden Knights back at home, ready for Game 3 against the Jets


The Golden Knights return for Game 3 in Las Vegas Wednesday night, and if you think Knights fever is out of control now, just wait.

“I think it is awesome; they take time out of their day to introduce themselves and give them an autograph," Angellee Pilkerton, a local Las Vegas mother, tells us.

When the Vegas Golden Knights are back home, a line of fans wait for a meet and greet at the City National Arena, and 5-year-old River Pilkerton and his mom were right up front.

“Do you like when the Knights win?” “Yes, I do!” River yelled with excitement.

“He is going to go home and tell his uncle, he is a big Golden Knights fan,” says his mother.

On Tuesday, a quiet practice for the team after a hard-fought two games in Winnipeg.

The series is tied at one game each after Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in Vegas' win on Monday.

He and his teammates are now ready for a much friendlier crowd at T-Mobile Arena.

“Home ice advantage is nice, but when we play good teams they find a way to win on the road also. Winnipeg, they are going to bounce back after a loss like that,” Marchessault said.

“You feed off your crowd for sure, but the visiting team tries to quiet the crowd. We will be ready to go,” said Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland.

Another player who is also ready to go: goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

"I would like to think they like me a lot,” he said.

The crowd in Winnipeg taunted the star player, often chanting his name. A potential distraction, easily shaken off.

“Do you have time to reflect on the season so far?” News 3 asked.

“You guys talk about it a lot. All season, it is one game at a time. Try to win the next one,” Fleury said with a laugh.

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