If the Chicago Blackhawks were impressed with the Vegas Golden Knights before they began their Western Conference first-round series, they are even more in awe heading into Game 2 on Thursday afternoon in Edmonton.
That's because the Golden Knights flashed all their strengths in a 4-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series against the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
"They're a very structured, simple team," Chicago defenseman Calvin de Haan told reporters. "They play a heavy game. You've got to tip your hat sometimes, they play well as a squad."
The Blackhawks reached the first round by upsetting the Edmonton Oilers in the best-of-five qualifying series.