The season began with the city and the county coping with the unthinkable tragedy that happened in Las Vegas. As of Monday night, a celebration has ensued for the Vegas Golden Knights and their fanbase with the organization clinching their first Playoff Berth in team history. The Golden Knights organization is the first team in the first year of their existence to make the postseason. So many reasons for a city to celebrate after one grieving tragedy.

The Golden Knights clinch at home

The Vegas Golden Knights started off their home schedule with a win.

Tonight, they defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 at home to go to their first playoff run. It was a comfortable win at T-Mobile Arena in front of a crowd of 18,326, the third largest Vegas home crown this season.

Alex Tuch, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Shae Theodore each scored in the team’s victory. The berth victory also happened to be Gerard Galant’s 200 career win as a head coach in the NHL.

Marchessault becomes the tenth player in NHL history to record 70+ points in their teams inaugural season.

Karlsson’s goal was his 40th of the season. With Karlsson’s goal, Vegas now has four 60+ point scorers.

The Golden Knights are 6 points ahead of the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division. Vegas plays the Sharks on Saturday.

Few expectations spelled success for Golden Knights

It is easy for an expansion team who built their team through limited selection options to not worry about the result in their inaugural season.

According to ESPN, the Las Vegas Superbook had the Golden Knights at a 500/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup when the season started. After their clinching, Vegas now has a 7/1 odds, as calculated by the Las Vegas Superbook.

It can be amazing what a team can actually do when expectations are low.

Karlsson said to the media, "It's been a fun ride, obviously winning helps it.

We had a great start, and that set us off for the rest of the year."

The Golden Knights started the season with seven out of their first nine games at their home T-Mobile Arena. A city and fan base as excited as Vegas to finally have not one but two new sports franchises, including the relocating Oakland Raiders, coming to their town.

An article on outlined, with expertise, how Vegas could prolong their success and last through this point in the season. The article was written in part by Greg Wyshynski, Emily Kaplan, and Chris Peters who point out that the few expectations for an expansion team helped them with the idea of "why not?"

The Vegas Golden Knights had a slogan to outline their success and what was to come. The slogan went "playoffs in three [seasons], Cup in six." They did not abide by that slogan and for good reason.