Apr 15, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) celebrates after scoring during the third period against the Los Angeles Kings in game three of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hard to believe the Vegas Golden Knights are an expansion team.

After stunning the hockey world and winning the Pacific Division in the regular season, the Golden Knights have now taken a 3-0 lead in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings. The Golden Knights went into Staples Center and took down the Kings 3-1 on Sunday night in Game 3.

With the game tied 1-1, James Neal put one past Jonathan Quick to give the Kings a lead with 5:37 remaining in regulation:

Just 21 seconds later, William Karlsson made it a two-goal lead for Vegas:

That goal ended up being a huge one, as the Kings would add a goal up their own but ultimately come up short, in a 3-2 Vegas victory.

The Golden Knights will look to go for the sweep on Tuesday night at Staples Center.


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