An NHL expansion franchise isn’t supposed to go this far.
But the Las Vegas Golden Knights are now headed to the Western Conference final after putting the San Jose Sharks on ice in Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Knights blanked the Sharks 3-0 embarrassing San Jose at home in the Shark Tank.
Some say goaltender Marc-André Fleury is the team’s secret weapon.
This was his fourth shutout of the playoffs.
But insiders know it’s really Bark-André Furry.
The Vegas-born Jack Russell Terrier might well be the team’s biggest cheerleader turned good luck charm.
— y – Bark-André Furry (@BarkAndre_Furry) May 5, 2018
He rarely misses a morning skate.
— y – Bark-André Furry (@BarkAndre_Furry) April 13, 2018
He may well rival the team’s actual mascot in terms of celebrity.
— Faith Jessie (@FaithNews3LV) April 26, 2018
— Denise Rosch (@DRoschNews3LV) April 26, 2018
— y – Bark-André Furry (@BarkAndre_Furry) April 14, 2018
Who the Knights will face-off against hasn’t been determined.
Bark-André Furry discusses the #GoldenKnights run this year, and upcoming battle between either Winnipeg or Nashville. #VegasBorn #GoKnightsGo #BarkAndréFurry #GallantSeries pic.twitter.com/H5sg9tWK4W
— y – Bark-André Furry (@BarkAndre_Furry) May 7, 2018
But if if this pooch has his way. It’ll end like this.
And for good measure, he practised the cardinal rule of hockey.
Don’t lay a paw on hockey’s biggest prize.
— y – Bark-André Furry (@BarkAndre_Furry) April 8, 2018
The dog’s owner, Rick Williams, confesses to the San Diego Union-Tribune that the 10-year-old pooch is actually named Fenway, an homage to his Boston roots. But now he’s known by his more fitting and popular nickname — Bark-André Furry.