It's a long series. Connor rushed up the left side and snapped a shot underneath the arm of Fleury to get the crowd back into it.
Whoever is in the lineup, they will have to play significantly better than they did in Game 1 if Vegas has any chance of stealing a game in Canada.
The victor of game two won't necessarily win the series, but a victory could go a long way in the outcome.
The ballooning prices are just another sign of the Knights' extraordinary first year in the NHL, one marked by a record-shattering number of regular-season wins, a deep push into the Stanley Cup playoffs, and league-leading merchandise sales.
Less than two minutes later as Jets" fans started the "Fleury' chants, Marchessault backhanded one past Conor Hellebuyck to restore the Golden Knights' two-goal lead.
"I just think when good teams have a lead they keep their foot on the gas, they want the next goal", he said.
"That's a strength of our team".
Winnipeg got major contributions from its top players as Blake Wheeler (three assists), Mark Scheifele (goal, assist) and Dustin Byfuglien (goal, assist) continued their stellar play in the postseason. We don't get satisfied. We're ready, (we) recharge the batteries ... "I try to play the same game and just work hard and stick to the details of the game". "That's our game. We're a fast team".
The Jets actually came out strong, skating well and creating a few quality scoring chances, only to be denied by Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury - and the iron behind him. Instantly off the draw of the second goal, Erik Haula hit the post which could have made it 3-0.
"If you're going to talk out there in the media that you have to be better, I think you need to lead by example, and I tried to do that tonight", Marchessault said.
The Golden Knights walked out of Winnipeg with a gutty 3-1 win in Game 2 to earn a split on the road. Kyle Connor never actually had it settle down, but we'd been in the zone for a bit. It was just a turnover, kind of a lack of communication with the line change.
"It's a series", Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba said. "Realize that they have some guys on their team that can make plays as well". They're a good team. "Sometimes the bounces are going to go their way, sometimes they're going to go our way".
Connor was pressured into turning over the puck near center ice late in the opening period and Reilly Smith set up Marchessault, his former Florida Panthers teammate, at the blue line and he scored on a breakaway backhander. They could have scored four goals in three minutes ... "If you get down a goal it's not the end of the world, there's lots of hockey to play".