EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are left to grapple with how they controlled the play for much of the Western Conference final but somehow lost in five games to the Dallas Stars.
Vegas bowed out of the playoffs shy of the Stanley Cup Final despite taking 48 more shots than Dallas.
The Golden Knights even scored just one fewer goal than the Stars. Getting eliminated on a power-play goal in overtime after blowing a 2-0 lead only made the loss sting more for a team that won 10 of its first 12 games in the bubble.
Vegas lost its confidence and then six of its final eight games.