The Vegas Golden Knights came in rocking into their inaugural NHL season, in which they won the Pacific division. Then in the playoffs, they easily made it through to the Stanley Cup finals. On their way to the Cup finals, the Golden Knights lost just three games during the playoffs. The Cinderella story came to an end with a 4-1 win for the Washington Capitals in those Stanley Cup finals last June.
As the calendar flips over to 2019, the NHL season is heating up, and the division races are getting closer. One division that is tightly contested as we head into the new year is the Pacific Division. In our analysis of each division, it’s time to take a look at the Pacific Division.