Knights hope to ride away ice advantage in Western final
May 9, 2018
There’s no place like home except in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
After nearly two rounds of clutch goals and sublime saves, of high-sticking and face licking, the NHL’s vaunted home ice advantage has been nuked and vaporized.
Heading into Game 7 of the Winnipeg-Nashville series, home teams have won 31 games during the passion play of trial, error and sudden death overtime.
But away teams have won 33.
“Truthfully, home ice doesn’t mean one thing to me,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said as he waited for the Jets and Predators to resolve differences so the Golden Knights could begin specific preparations for the Western Conference Final that begins Saturday.
Good thing, because the Knights won’t be enjoying home ice this weekend. Or in Game 7, should it come to that. Regardless of who they play.