Jonathan Marchessault said three times in a two-minute-and-a-half post-game interview, "We really needed that game."
Down 2-0, Vegas fought back to take a 4-3 decision from Ottawa in OT.
Despite a 3-1-1 homestand, Gerard Gallant admitted, "We had a good homestand, but it doesn’t feel like that."
Blowing a point to Vancouver and a poorly-played road trip are still hanging over the .500 squad.
So who are the Golden Knights? Are they the Western Conference champs? Or an also-ran?
A trip to Nashville this Tuesday should tell us a little more.
This is my last article covering the Golden Knights for HockeyBuzz.
Starting this Tuesday, I will be covering the Sharks for Fear the Fin.
I'm leaving for personal reasons; my wife recently accepted a job in San Francisco.
It's been an incredible two years at HockeyBuzz; I owe Eklund and Eric much thanks. Without HockeyBuzz, I couldn't have rode along with one of the greatest hockey stories of all time, the Knights' astounding run to the Final.
I also couldn't have done it without you guys. I appreciate all the kind words over the years; it felt good knowing that my hard work was appreciated.