Las Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Get Ready for Worst-Case Scenario
The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Finals and are now just one series removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season with a win Sunday night in San Jose.
The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the NHL Western Conference in 2017-18.
It's a real possibility that few saw coming. Ahead of the NHL season began, oddsmakers offered futures that are extremely long Las Vegas winning the Stanley Cup inside their first campaign. 'I figured the seats were just souvenirs,' MGM sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told ESPN in January.
Las Vegas casinos printed slips at odds so long as 500/1. Fast-forward to this week where the Knights will be one of just four remaining teams within the hunt to win the Stanley Cup, and sportsbooks stay to reduce money that is considerable the once unthinkable come real.
'It's probably the most obligation of any team, of any sport, within my ten years here,' Rood further explained.
The Golden Knights shut away the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on night to win the series 4-2 sunday. They'll now fulfill the champion regarding the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets series.
The Jets are up 3-2, and play at home at 9:30 pm ET tonight. Winnipeg is the Las Vegas favorite at -150.
Stanley Cup Chances
The Golden Knights have solidified one of the four conference final jobs, as have the Tampa Bay Lightning, the No. 1 seed into the East who took care of the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the round that is second.