Dancing Knights Endgame Problem

White Mates in 3 using only the Knights. White can develop several mating patterns and nets from the position shown in the following board diagram. This problem is designed to assist in spotting opportunities to mate using only the Knights in a coordinated dance against an entombed King.

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White Mates in 3 using only the Knights

1.Nf5 Kd3 2.Ne5+ Kc2 3.Ne3#