On Tuesday night, (April 17), only one week into the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Knights are making history for sweeping the Kings in the first round of their inaugural season; but here's why we're not surprised. From the beginning of the season, they took over the top of the leaderboard. I'll admit, I didn't keep a close eye on them, but I kept hearing their name and here they are now, one step closer to the cup.

The regular season had its stars

According to the NHL website, taking a look at their regular season stats, they ended the season 51-24-7 with 109 points, situating them in fifth place on the leaderboard, right behind the Bruins.

Until March, the Knights were at the top of the Western Conference until the Predators came from 7th in the league right to 1st by the end of the regular season, but I digress. This whole season, the Golden Knights have been making history, more details in this article, and catching people's attention right from game one:

Let's talk top players: William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, and Marc-Andre Fleury. Karlsson, center, had the most points on the team this season with 78, skated in all 82 games, and netted 43 goals. Marchessault, center, comes in second with 75 points, 27 goals, and 48 assists. Karlsson and Marchessault both have two points in the playoffs. Fleury, coming from his career as a Penguin goalie, had four shutouts this year and had his career highest save percentage, .927.

According to ESPN, in the playoffs so far, he's had two shutouts, with his save percentage at .977. And look at his kids supporting his efforts!

And into the playoffs with the sweep

In the four games of the series, only seven goals were scored, and all by different players.

Though goal-less, Reilly Smith has the most points for his team so far in the playoffs (3); James Neal, Karlsson, Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch, Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, and of course Brayden McNabb, with Wednesday night's game-winner, all have one goal. But I think that's telling for this team; they're not one dimensional, and that's why I think they've gotten this far.

Bottom line, Vegas is making history and it's exciting to watch hockey in 2018. The Sedin twins retired after nearly 20 years, this article takes a look at wrapping up their last season; the Avalanche spoil the Blackhawks return to the playoffs (sorry Chicago fans), here's an article to recap; The playoffs have already brought a lot of excitement with moments like this:

And this:

Recapping Wednesday nights games

On Wednesday night, the Flyers lost to the Penguins 5-0, the Devils fell to the Lightning 3-1, and the Predators overcame the Avalanche 3-2.

Finally, the San Jose Sharks swept the Ducks, 2-1 in game four, and will take on the Golden Knights in the second round. Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Nashville all lead 3-1. Thursday night we'll see the Leafs vs. Bruins (Bruins leading 2-1) and the Capitals vs. Blue Jackets (Blue Jackets leading 2-1).