Few expected that The Vegas Golden Knights would achieve such dominance in the previous two games of the Stanley Cup finals. The Kings lead 2-0 in the series, and the Panthers obviously have to change something if they really want to win the trophy.
They will have a difficult task, and the first two matches do not inspire optimism. Jonathan Marchessault talked about the reasons why his team is so dominant, and whether the reason for that is the atmosphere within the team.
"I love the road, to be honest, where all the guys are together, having team dinners, playing cards all together, hanging out," forward Jonathan Marchessault said, as quoted by nhl.com "We have such good team chemistry this year that we have a lot of fun.
There's no dull moment with that group of guys."
Martinez and Pietrangelo talk about the team
Alec Martinez is happy to be part of such a dominant team. Everyone gives their maximum and wants to help others. When you have players in the team who are ready to do everything for the success of the team, then the results must come.
"It's a testament to the organization of putting together not only a talented hockey team, but a group of guys that like each other," defenseman Alec Martinez said. "I've been fortunate to be a part of a couple successful teams and any team that has that success, they certainly get along off the ice.
This here is a special group. The guys genuinely love each other." Alex Pietrangelo emphasized that there is tremendous energy in the players. It is incredible how much their togetherness is felt at every moment. "We enjoy the banter among each other," defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said.
"We've become a close group, so we enjoy that. I think that brings our energy up. I think that carries over into practices like that. We're nine months in. The last thing you want to do is go out and practice, but it allows us to keep our energy up and enjoy it."
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