VIDEO: Improbable Expansion Team Vegas Golden Knights Reach NHL Stanley Cup Finals

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Las Vegas Golden Knights became the third team in NHL history to advance to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, joining the Toronto Arenas (1918) and St. Louis Blues (1968) with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

(NHL.com) – The impossible has become possible. The Vegas Golden Knights, an expansion team that was put together 11 months ago, will play in the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Winnipeg Jets in five games.

Alex Tuch and Ryan Reaves each scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for Vegas, which became the third NHL team to reach the Cup Final in its inaugural season.

The Golden Knights will play either the Washington Capitals or Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning lead the Capitals 3-2 in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Final with Game 6 at Capital One Arena tonight in D.C.

The Knights were the longest shot (300-1) on every sports book board located blocks from their home arena in Las Vegas to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

After losing Game 1 in Winnipeg they won four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues — when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West — to get to the final.

“It was their time,” Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said. “They’re just playing really well.”

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ABOVE VIDEO: Experience the final seconds of the Golden Knights’ 2-1 win to hoist the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl in their historic inaugural season

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