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      The NHL regular season has come to a close and it is time for the most exciting time of the season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The regular season has had its share of surprises and none bigger than the Las Vegas Golden Knights.     The Golden Knights not only ran away with the Pacific Division but also have a shot at winning the Presidents Trophy for best record in the NHL. Going into the year, most people did not expect much from the Knights but they have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Since all of the players that the Golden Knights got were through the expansion draft it wasn’t expected for the Knights to perform well. Every player that the Knights got through the expansion draft were players that other NHL teams didn’t protect, so you would think Vegas wouldn’t have too many stars. Well, Vegas didn’t need the best players in the league to win because they have learned how to play as a team. Vegas has played like a team but they have had stars for them this season.      

      The Golden Knights this year have been led by William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and goaltender Marc – Andre Fleury. Karlsson had a 40+ goal season, Marchessault has 75+ points and close to 30 goals on the season and Fleury 2.14 GAA .931 save percentage. The Knights are a popular team right now but a lot of the people going to their games are tourists because of the town they play in. The Golden Knights realize this and want to make sure that they have Golden Knights fans in the stands to make sure T-Mobile Arena is a home ice advantage for them during the playoffs.                                                                                                                                     

      The Golden Knights are making a rule that their season ticket holders are not going to be allowed to sell their tickets on the secondary ticket market on sites like Stub Hub to prevent non Golden Knights fans from getting into the building. If you are a Golden Knights season ticket holder and want to sell your tickets you will have to pay a higher price for your tickets opposed to those who can’t sell their tickets. Every Vegas Golden Knights season ticket holder had the option to choose which option they wanted to do for the playoffs.         Some are happy with the Knights’ decision because they want to have a true home ice advantage during the playoffs. Others however, think if they spend their money on tickets they should be able to do whatever they want to do with their tickets. Regardless of how you feel this is the rout the Golden Knights are taking and they will open up the playoffs at home at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.          

      Source: ESPN

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