The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in Game 5 of their first-round series in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday night to win the series 4-1 and advance to the second round. The Golden Knights had missed the postseason last year but had made it in every season since their inception in 2017-18. We go over who the Golden Knights will face in the second round of the postseason.
Who will Golden Knights play in second round?
The Golden Knights will face the winner of the series between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. The Oilers lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 with Game 6 set for Friday night in Los Angeles. Edmonton won Game 5 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead.
After dropping the first game of the series, Vegas was able to win four straight to advance. The Golden Knights went 14-9-3 against the Pacific Division during the regular season. Vegas went 3-4-1 against the Oilers and Kings combined this season.