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LAS VEGAS (AP) The expansion Golden Knights made an historic run through the regular season.On to the next step Semyon Varlamov Jersey , the playoffs – something entirely different, with Vegas facing a major test in the first round.Postseason hockey makes its debut on The Strip on Wednesday night with the Knights hosting the Los Angeles Kings, an experienced playoff team that hoisted the Stanley Cup as recently as 2014 and that used to hold exhibition games in Vegas.The teams split their four regular-season games, each winning once at home and once on the road, even as the Knights were making an unprecedented run through the regular season, which included winning the Pacific Division title. They were the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and finish first in its division.”It’s a new season now and we gotta keep battling and keep playing hard and do what we did all regular season long – win hockey games,” said Vegas coach Gerard Gallant, a heavy favorite to win the Jack Adams Award that honors the coach of the year. ”We’re playing against a real good LA team that’s had great playoff experience. It’s going to be a battle, but it’s gonna be fun.”Here are some things to look for as Los Angeles, which won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, looks to end Vegas’ storybook first season.FLOWER POWER: Veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury is back in the playoffs after hoisting the Stanley Cup the past two years with Pittsburgh. Gallant was never named a captain on the Golden Knights but the three-time champion and 14-year veteran – affectionately known as Flower – has been a locker room leader all season. Fleury finished second in the league with a 2.24 goals-against average. He was 1-0-1 with a 2.37 goals-against average and .931 save percentage against the Kings this season.WILD BILL: William Karlsson finished the season with 43 goals and 35 assists. Last season with Columbus, he scored six goals and had 19 assists. His 37-goal improvement matched the third-largest year-to-year boost in NHL history. With Reilly Smith healthy again, rejoining Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault on the top line, the Golden Knights’ offense will be tough to contain.KING QUICK: Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick snatched his second career William M. Jennings Trophy Sergei Boikov Jersey , an annual award given to the goalkeeper having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it. Quick saw the most action on a Kings team that allowed an NHL-low 203 goals, eight fewer than the President’s Cup Trophy-winning Nashville Predators (211) and 11 less than the Boston Bruins (214). Quick was 1-1-1 with a 3.51 goals-against average and .908 save percentage against Vegas.DOUGHTY THE DOUBTER: Back in December, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was quoted as saying ”there’s no way they’re going to be a better team than us by the end of the season,” after the Golden Knights went into Los Angeles and stole a 3-2 victory in overtime.”They’re a confident group, that’s for sure,” said former King and current Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb. ”I think that’s a little bit of Doughty’s personality. He’s a confident guy, rightfully so, he’s a great player. But we don’t really think much into that. We’re a confident group in here, too.”— GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The last-place Arizona Coyotes are 7-2-1 in their last nine games, an encouraging run book-ended by comeback victories over the Minnesota Wild.”They’ve had a rough year, so when they get down it’s easy for them to go, ”Oh, jeez we’re down again Youth Jake McCabe Jersey ,”’ Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. ”But once they get ahead or tied, they start to believe, and they’ve got some good speed out there.”Arizona turned on that speed in the second period Thursday and beat Minnesota 5-3 to end the Wild’s five-game winning streak.While the Coyotes are 19-34-10 overall, they are 10-7-5 in their last 22 games. They opened the season 0-10-1.”I think they’re a lot better team than their record,” Boudreau said.Richard Panik broke a tie midway through the third period with his first goal for Arizona. Christian Dvorak, Jakob Chychrun, Kevin Connauton and Jordan Martinook also scored, Max Domi had three assists, and Antti Raanta made 31 saves.”That is a learning experience,” Tocchet said. ”You are having a tough start, don’t make it a tough 60 minutes. I thought the last 30 minutes some guys really dug in there and started playing well.”Arizona also rallied to beat Minnesota the last time they played, scoring the final four goals in a 4-3 overtime victory in St. Paul on Feb. 8.”Once they got they got that first goal, their game completely changed,” Parise said. ”They got life. They got energy. … They kind of did what they did last time to us. They’re a fast team.”Parise Jason Pominville Jersey Kids , Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen scored for the Wild, and Alex Stalock stopped 21 shots.Forty-nine seconds after Koivu tied it at 2 on a power play, Panik one-timed Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s pass past Stalock’s glove from the right faceoff circle for his first goal with the Coyotes.Connauton made it 4-2 with 7:56 to go, also beating Stalock to the glove side from the right faceoff circle.Cullen cut it to one , poking the puck between Raanta’s legs with 6:47 left.Parise opened the scoring with 4:24 left in the first period, snapping a wrist shot past Raanta’s glove off a slick passing play with Joel Eriksson Ek and Nino Niederreiter. Parise has four goals in 25 games this season after missing the first 39 because of a lower-back injury that required surgery.Chychrun tied it with 2:32 left in the second period, five seconds after Eriksson Ek was sent off for hooking. Chychrun found the puck in a scrum off a faceoff and beat Stalock with a wrist shot to the short side. The 19-year-old defenseman has two goals in 33 games this season.Dvorak gave the Coyotes the lead at 4:32 of the third, banging a rebound past Stalock on his second try.Koivu tied it on a power play at 7:20 of the third, two seconds after a 5-on-3 advantage ended.Martinook had an empty-net goal.NOTES: The Coyotes signed junior forward Brayden Burke to a three-year, entry-level deal Thursday. The 21-year-old Burke has 31 goals and 81 assists in 59 games this season for Moose Jaw in the Western Hockey League. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. … Boudreau played for the Phoenix Roadrunners in the International Hockey League in 1989-90. He had 41 goals and 68 assists in 82 games. … Arizona recalled C Laurent Dauphin from Tucson of the American Hockey League. He didn’t play.UP NEXTWild: At Colorado on Friday night.Coyotes: Host Ottawa on Saturday night.—