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Vegas does the Stanley Cup playoffs like Vegas does everything

The Bellagio Patisserie at Bellagio in Las Vegas has a life-sized sculpture of Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. It took more than five weeks to create. (DAWN CATE   |   Times)
The Bellagio Patisserie at Bellagio in Las Vegas has a life-sized sculpture of Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. It took more than five weeks to create. (DAWN CATE | Times)
Published May 24, 2018

It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas has gone all in with its support of the Vegas Golden Knights, the hockey team that in its inaugural season has defied all odds, advancing to the Stanley Cup final after beating the Winnipeg Jets in five games (4-1) in the Western Conference final series. And Vegas likes to go big. There are signs, literally, of VGK fever up and down the famous Strip. But that's not all. The 150-foot Statue of Liberty replica at New York-New York Resort & Casino is outfitted in a giant Vegas Golden Knights jersey of sorts. (It's 6,000 square feet and weighs 620 pounds, according to NHL.com. It took several workers and some cranes to get it on there.) And there's a life-sized sculpture of goalie Marc-André Fleury — made of chocolate and other goodies — at the Bellagio Patisserie. (It took more than five weeks to create the confectionery masterpiece, which contains 90 pounds of chocolate, 20 pounds of fondant and more.) On a smaller but no less delicious scale, Sugar Factory at Fashion Show Mall is offering a Go Knights, Go! Insane Milkshake. The vanilla bean shake costs $19 and is served in a mug that is decorated with gold-dusted dark chocolate and adorned with a gold foil Vegas Golden Knights flag. It's available "throughout the Vegas Golden Knights' quest for the NHL Stanley Cup!" The Knights will face the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup final, which starts Monday, after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4 games to 3 in the Eastern Conference final series.

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