LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights have a shot at taking a major advantage in the Western Conference Final Tuesday night.
Vegas prepares to face the Stars in Dallas after winning both Games 1 and 2 in overtime at T-Mobile Arena.
The Stars franchise has overcome a 2-0 deficit only once before: back in 1968, when the team was known as the Minnesota North Stars.
Meanwhile, the Golden Knights are 2-0 all-time when they take a 3-0 series lead.
Despite the chance to get one win away from the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Bruce Cassidy says the team is not getting over its skis.
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"At the end of the day, now you're up 2-0, it's still one game at a time," Cassidy said. "Our goal is to get 11 wins now, right, in the playoffs? And we're at 10, so let's focus on that going into Dallas."
Thanks to Chandler Stephenson's overtime goal on Sunday, Vegas overcame a deficit to win for the fourth straight game and for the eighth time in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Another come-from-behind victory would make the Golden Knights the eighth team in NHL history with nine or more comeback wins in a single playoff year.
Cassidy would rather keep the Stars on their heels to start Game 3, however.
"We've gotta be ready to counter aggression early," he said. "And usually that is by moving pucks and executing and being clean and supporting pucks, so that they don't have a chance to get those big hits on your [defense] and play behind you the whole first period so that the crowd gets into it."
Game 3 starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Game 4 will follow on Thursday, May 25, also in Dallas.