Behind the Armor: The Golden Knight tells his Knight's tale

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Perron skated Wednesday morning with the Vegas Golden Knights and looked well enough to play Game 3 of the conference final against the Winnipeg Jets, although the winger's inclusion in Wednesday night's lineup was to be a game-time decision.

Winnipeg, which was an NHL-best 32-7-2 at home during the regular season, has actually played better on the road during the playoffs, winning four of its last five away from Bell MTS Place, including a 5-1 rout of Nashville in Game 7 in the conference semifinals.

The Jets were 1-1-1 against the Golden Knights during the regular season. It seems like when our backs are against the wall, it brings out the best in our group.

Winnipeg has been a solid offensive team in the playoffs as they come in ranked 3rd in scoring at 3.43 gpg, while also ranking 4th in shots taken (33.1 spg) and 4th in power play conversions, converting on 28.2% of their chances. "They have good sticks so they're good defensively and they can make you pay offensively as well".

"I thought the games were very similar", said Wheeler.

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"It just shows that any team is not that far away; you just have to have the right mindset, the right mentality, the right coaches to believe in guys and stick with their guys". "We'll get a lot of energy off of that".

Lee Orchard, AKA the "Golden Knight" fires up the crowd at a watch party at Red Rock Casino during the Golden Knights game two NHL Western Conference Finals road matchup with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. "There's a 10-minute block there that we're not going to like too much [Tuesday]".

The Jets are 4-1 in their last five road games.

"I really think, that 90 to 95 per cent of the adjustments you make are back to your true form".

"If anything had to happen, the experience is good to have", Lagace said.

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"First time I saw Marchy, he was a skilled guy who stayed on the outside". Because in some ways the systemization of these teams takes years.

Both teams are sure to adjust before game 3, but don't expect the Jets to ease their pressure. "And really what you're doing is adjusting back to form". We're going to talk to a few people and then go from there.

"It's going to be an intense game. Definitely a big game for us and I think it's going to be good".

The improbable run of the Golden Knights in an expansion season - and with 16 Canadian players the most of any playoff roster this year - has been a compelling story in these National Hockey League playoffs. "I preached that all season long". I'm hoping I get my feet under me as soon as possible. You play fast, you play quick, play good gaps in all three zones. Jets head coach Paul Maurice referenced his team's sloppy play, especially early, as a key reason why they lost Game 2. "So your identity is fairly close to entrenched", he said.

Grabbing the win in game two was Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 30 of the 31 shots that he faced to improve to 9-3 with a 1.68 GAA and a.945 save percentage in the playoffs this year and 71-54 with a 2.55 GAA a.912 save percentage in the playoffs in his career.

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