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2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: May 16 open thread

Western Conference Final Game 3

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Vegas Golden Knights Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Vegas Golden Knights look to take their first series lead in the Western Conference Final when they host the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 on Wednesday.

Vegas evened the series with a 3-1 victory in Game 2.

The Golden Knights found plenty of success at home during the regular season with a 29-10-2 record at T-Mobile Arena. They’re 4-1 there in the playoffs.

Winnipeg, however, has won four of its last five road games in the playoffs. Its only road loss during that span was a 5-4 defeat in overtime in Game 2 in the second round against the Nashville Predators.

William Karlsson scored twice in Vegas’ 5-2 win over the Jets on Nov. 10 in the only regular-season meeting between the two teams at T-Mobile Arena.

Aside from the home vs. away narrative, scoring first as also played a major factor for both teams. Winnipeg is 8-1 when it scores the first goal while Vegas is 7-1 in the playoffs.

How to watch Wednesday’s game:

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule

Matchup Series Time TV
Matchup Series Time TV
Game 5: Washington at Vegas WSH 3-1 7 p.m. NBC

SB Nation sites to follow on Twitter:

Winnipeg (@arcticicehockey) at Vegas (@knightsonice)