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Winnipeg native on scoring series-winner for Vegas against hometown

2018-05-21 18:35
A group of players nobody wanted — the self-proclaimed 'Golden Misfits' — are heading to the Stanley Cup final. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to win the best-of-seven Western Conference final 4-1. A franchise that had just two players under contract at this time last year before filling out the rest of its initial roster with castoffs from the league's other 30 clubs in the expansion draft is now just four wins from hockey's ultimate prize. “Everybody on this team has something to prove,” said Reaves, a tough guy acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to February's trade deadline. “We call ourselves 'The Golden Misfits' for a reason.”