The Vegas Golden Knights are off to the Stanley Cup Final after a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Sunday.
It’s the first time a team has got that far in its inaugural season since the St. Louis Blues in 1968.
Saskatoon’s Corey Klassen is okay with no Canadian team left in the playoffs — he’s cheering for Vegas.
He snapped up Golden Knights season tickets when he heard about the expansion team.
“I spend a lot of time there, back and forth for business,” Klassen told 650 CKOM. “I just thought what a great opportunity to be able to watch these teams and players I love.”
The team’s 51-24-7 end to the regular season might have come as a surprise to some people, but Klassen could tell right away the Golden Knights had something special.
“To watch the opposing teams come into that arena and be owned by these guys, they just seemed to outplay everybody and outclass them,” he said.
Now that Vegas has secured a spot in the Stanley Cup Final, Klassen plans to be in T-Mobile Arena for every game.
“It’s just going to be such a good time, I would hate to miss out on this,” he said.
The Golden Knights could find out as soon as Monday night who they will battle for the NHL’s top prize.
The Tampa Bay Lightning could secure a spot in the final with a win Monday over the Capitals in Washington, but that’s not how Klassen sees it going.
“I was predicting a Vegas and Washington Stanley Cup Final so hopefully (Alex) Ovechkin can pull off a couple more wins.”