Some losses just are too painful to get over. For the Vegas Golden Knights, blowing a 3-0 lead in Game 7 of the team’s 2019 first-round playoff series against the Sharks, in one of the most thrilling postseason finishes in NHL history, might be one of those losses.
On Friday night, Vegas once again will be face-to-face with a postseason Game 7, as they take on the Vancouver Canucks with a trip to the Western Conference Finals on the line. The Golden Knights’ official Twitter account shared a “stat” about the contest on Thursday, showing that the wound from the loss to San Jose hasn’t quite healed for the organization.
“Except for that one.”
Vegas can hold being part of this year’s postseason over the Sharks, as San Jose finished the abbreviated 2019-20 season with 63 points, the lowest mark in the Pacific Division. Vegas won the division, finishing a full 23 points ahead of the Sharks.
In addition to that thrilling Game 7 comeback, the Sharks rallied back from a 3-1 series deficit to defeat the Golden Knights last spring.
Entering Friday night’s winner-take-all, Vancouver has the chance to do the same to Vegas.
Will history dare to repeat itself?