The Canadian has a date with the Golden Knights

The Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup playoff semifinals on Thursday in Las Vegas.



The Vegas Golden Knights are heading to the Stanley Cup semifinals.


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The Vegas Golden Knights are heading to the Stanley Cup semifinals.

The Knights thus eliminated the Avalanche in six games. They now have an appointment with the Montreal Canadiens.

According to Sportsnet, the series will begin Monday night in Nevada.

In the other semi-final, the Lightning of Tampa Bay will face the Islanders of New York.

Both teams scored on their first pitch. The tone was set for a wild match.

In the second period, a shot from Alex Tuch missed the mark; Pietrangelo took advantage of the rebound against the board to send the puck over the glove of Philipp Grubauer, who was diving to try to make the save.

William Carrier added an insurance goal midway through the third period, deflecting a shot from Shea Theodore.

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    3 million appointments to anticipate Quebec reached its goal on Thursday of vaccinating 75% of the adult population with a first dose against COVID-19, three weeks before its deadline of June 24. It is now moving up a gear by anticipating the injection of the second doses. “It seems simple like that, but I can tell you that there are about three million appointments to change,” said the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, at a press conference. The change in appointments for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will take place throughout June. The Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, unveiled an accelerated schedule for this second portion of the vaccination campaign. As of Monday, people aged 80 and over will be able to bring their appointment forward. The next day, it will be the turn of the 75 years and over and so on every day until June 23 for the 18 years and over. The administration of the second dose in 12-17 year olds will have to wait, said the Minister of Health, since the network has just opened vaccination to this age group. “[Une] once we have seen how the second dose went for everyone, we will get back to you. ” The goal is still to vaccinate 75% of the population for whom the vaccine is authorized, i.e. from the age of 12, by August 31. The recommended interval between the two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines was changed Thursday by the Committee on Immunization of Quebec (CIQ). It goes from 16 to 8 weeks for most people, with the exception of immunosuppressed people who should receive the second dose within four weeks.

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Former Canadian captain Max Pacioretty scored in an empty net late in the game.

Although brief, the history of the Golden Knights already has many long stints in the playoffs. They were beaten in the Stanley Cup final in their first season, 2017-2018. In 2020, they were defeated in the third round.

Nick Holden, William Karlsson and Keegan Kolesar were the Golden Knights’ other scorers on Thursday. Marc-André Fleury stopped 30 shots.

The win is also somewhat of an early party giveaway for coach Peter DeBoer, who turns 53 on Sunday.

Holden and Karlsson scored in the first period, after Devon Toews’ net.

Mikko Rantanen and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Avalanche.

Grubauer made 17 saves.

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