The Vegas Golden Knights were way too much to handle for the Chicago Blackhawks.
We all knew that the Vegas Golden Knights were a far superior team to the Chicago Blackhawks. They were playing in the round-robin round apposed to a play-in series (let alone the last seed in the play-in round) for a reason and they went 3-0 against the other best teams in the Western Conference. Well, they showed everyone why they are so good in this first game against the Hawks. They are so deep and that made them way too much to handle for the Blackhawks in game one.
The Golden Knights decided to go with Robin Lehner in the net which might surprise some people. Marc-Andre Fleury has been the face of their franchise since they selected him from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the expansion draft but they went with Lehner. Lehner was traded over to Vegas from the Hawks at the trade deadline so that adds to the storyline. Since going to Vegas, he hasn’t lost a single game. He went 3-0 in the regular season before the pause and was 2-0 in the round-robin which is probably why he was the choice for Peter DeBoer in the net.