The Great Plays by the Golden Knights

How The Vegas Golden Knights Do Well in the NHL

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The Great Plays by the Golden Knights

Gabriel Mendoza, Contributor

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The Golden Knight’s have a very strong defense with Marc Andre Fleury as the goalie. He has very fast reflexes and plays a different style of goalie. Unlike most goalies in the NHL, he plays very aggressively. Instead of playing back, the safe way, he plays up on the line. Him playing up there allows him to get a farther reach with his stick. He also has a lot of strength in his legs allowing him to go to one side of the net to the other quickly. Fleury is very flexible allowing him to go into the splits very easily so he can block the puck. Not to mention his best friend, the goal post. He gets saved a lot by that post and every time he does, he rubs his hand on the pole and says thanks to it.

The Golden Knights also have a very strong offense especially when under pressure. The Golden Knights gain an advantage because they want to get the goal even more. When they are going for a goal, they try their best to get the puck away from the defense men as quick as possible so they can get a clear shot to the goal. If they can’t easily get the puck away from the defense, they tend to move the puck quickly so they can get the team confused. The Knights also tend to “drop” the puck. This means they are moving forward with the puck but they would stop the puck while moving forward. They do this so they can get the puck to an open player without them noticing as quickly. They also can see if a team is starting to slow down or get tired.

 

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