It started as a bit of fun and has grown into a phenomenon... do you believe in the power of the Victory Flamingo? Drew Johnson started the tradition after throwing a plastic flamingo (yes, it's the lawn ornament) onto the ice. The flamingo quickly became a good luck charm and has become one of the many fun and new traditions for fans at the Vegas Golden Knights games. The flamingo and its cousin also got to skate around the ice last night!
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Hear about how Drew Johnson started the tradition:
From last night's game:
Great pic of my victory celebration from our friends at @SinBinVegas!— Victory Flamingo (@VGKFlamingo) May 17, 2018
Looking forward to a return to the ice on Friday!#GoldenKnights #GoKnightsGo #VegasBorn #KnightUp #NHL #VGKvsWPG #VGK #VGKWorldwide #StanleyCup #StanleyCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/nqUHXF6BCr
The handler...— WCF-VGK Knight in Armor (@VGKnightinArmor) May 17, 2018
Here's the flamingo being tossed onto the ice back in March:
The @GoldenKnights are now 1-0 with a hat trick and a shutout in games in which a plastic #flamingo was thrown on the ice.— Drew Johnson (@Drews_Views) March 18, 2018
A new #VGK tradition! #VegasBorn #GoKnightsGo @SinBinVegas @BigDradio @MarkShunock @ChanceNHL #wildbill pic.twitter.com/38qzp6Y75I
Time for my lucky @GoldenKnights flamingo dance! It's like a rain dance, but for goals. #GoKnightsGo— Victory Flamingo (@VGKFlamingo) April 14, 2018
#GoldenKnights #KnightTron #KnightUp #StanleyCupPlayoffs #StanleyCup #vegasborn #vgk pic.twitter.com/Bv1ae8C9Ix
It's catching on....