Why the Vegas Golden Knights Will Win the 2023 Stanley Cup Final

By Jeff Stinger

As of this writing, the Vegas Golden Knights have a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Final against the Dallas Stars. The top-seeded Golden Knights have been nigh-unstoppable in the postseason and have four shots to clinch their spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Why is Vegas highly favored not just to win the West, but also to hoist Lord Stanley’s trophy despite being a relative newcomer in the league?

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3 Reasons Why the Vegas Golden Knights Will Win the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup

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Beginners’ Luck

Sin City has turned into a very attractive destination for sports organizations, and Las Vegas has the Golden Knights to thank in part for the sudden boom in sports fandom. In their inaugural 2017-18 season in the NHL, the Golden Knights made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final to the shock of the hockey fanbase.

The Knights have been consistently on the hunt for the Cup since, making the playoffs in all but one season and reaching the Western Conference Final on a total of three occasions to date. Vegas’ front office has done a terrific job at building a title-contending team year in and year out, and many would argue that this year’s roster is its best yet.

Jack-pots and Stone-Cold Nuts

Many would attribute Vegas’ playoff success to veteran forward Jonathan Marchessault, who’s tied for the fifth most goals in the playoffs right now with seven; three of them being a memorable hat trick from the Knights’ series-clinching Game 6 in the second round against the Oilers.

However, Marchessault’s fellow original 2017-18 season cast member, Mark Stone, is also delivering nicely with six goals and nine assists this postseason. And how can we forget big mid-season acquisition Jack Eichel, who also has six goals to go with 10 assists in his postseason debut? The core of Marchessault, Stone, and Eichel gives Vegas a terrifying trio that has proven to just as, if not more potent offenses, from teams with a wealth of firepower. Just ask the Oilers and Stars how they feel about this.

Running Up That Hill

The biggest X-factor for the Golden Knights has got to be the sensational outings that young goalie Adin Hill has been putting out. The 27-year-old journeyman netminder is playing like a seasoned playoff veteran, with dazzling numbers like his 1.96 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in just eight starts.

Hill even recently got a massive morale boost in Vegas’ 4-0 win in Game 3 over the Stars Tuesday, making 34 saves en route to securing his first-ever postseason shutout performance. The Knights should continue to ride the hot hand with Hill for most of the Stanley Cup Final, regardless of whether Laurent Brossoit has recovered from his lower-body injury suffered midway through the second-round series against Edmonton.

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