INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Goalie Maxime Lagace will become the first former Maverick to compete for the Stanley Cup after he and the Vegas Golden Knights clinched the Western Conference title with a 2-1 overtime win over Winnipeg on Sunday to earn a berth to the Stanley Cup Final.
Lagace made his NHL debut earlier this season with the NHL's newest franchise and appeared in 16 games during the regular season, posting a 3.91 goals against average and a 6-7-0-1 record between the pipes.
With the Mavericks, the Longueuil, Quebec native posted a 5-6-2-1 record with one shutout and a 3.01 GAA in the 2014-15 season.
The Golden Knights opened the season with 500-to-1 odds at winning the top prize in hockey but have been strong since the season's start and won the Pacific Division championship. They began the playoffs with a sweep of the Los Angeles Kings then needed six games to move past the San Jose Sharks and most recently dispatched the Winnipeg Jets in five.
Vegas will face the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final.
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