Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Michael Dwyer Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson (18) celebrates a goal by Kasperi Kapanen on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, bottom, during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Michael Dwyer The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Michael Dwyer By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press Published: 4/20/2019 4:50:52 PM BOSTON – Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has extra motivation to beat Boston on Sunday and eliminate the Bruins in six games: It would mean some extra time to … [Read more...] about NHL Faceoff: Leafs aim to oust Bruins; Knights try to finish Sharks
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Remember when the Buffalo Sabres got booed off the ice after the second period Thursday night in their season opener? There was plenty of noise from the crowd of 16,004 in KeyBank Center after 40 minutes and again at the final buzzer on Monday afternoon – but for a far different reason. The Sabres got a standing ovation from many of the fans after scoring on their first three shots of the middle stanza, an outburst that keyed an impressive 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Jack Eichel scored a pair of goals, including a spectacular deke of Marc-Andre Fleury, to lead the Buffalo attack. Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville also scored for Buffalo while Carter Hutton was again strong in goal with 35 saves as the Sabres survived despite being outshot 37-17. The Sabres improved to 2-1 for the first time since the 2013 lockout season. Vegas, the defending Western Conference champions, fell to 1-2. Lots of power: The Sabres broke on top at 14:31 in the first period on a power play … [Read more...] about The Wraparound: Sabres 4, Golden Knights 2
Christopher DeVargas Vegas Golden Knights’ Pierre-Edouard Bellemare fist-bumps a fan while walking the “golden carpet” during his arrival at T-Mobile Arena for the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018. By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact) Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 12:45 a.m. Related news Golden Knights not panicked after Flyers provide ‘a good slap in the face’ Knights fans shouldn’t freak out, but here are 3 reasons they can if they want to Vegas Golden Knights Golden Carpet Arrival Launch slideshow » Flyers Beat Golden Knights 5-2 in Season Opener Launch slideshow » In a figurative “gold carpet” welcome Thursday afternoon, the suit-clad Vegas Golden Knights confidently paraded into T-Mobile Arena. A team flag hovered while their faithful fans elevated their phones and hollered. The chauffeured hockey stars marched with gusto between metal railings that snaked through … [Read more...] about Passionate fans soak in Golden Knights’ return to action
Steve Marcus Vegas Golden Knights fans celebrate a score against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 3 in an NHL Western Conference Finals at T-Mobile Arena, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. By Jesse Granger, Case Keefer (contact) Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 | 2 a.m. Look for VGK to stay in the Stanley Cup hunt The Golden Knights’ magical inaugural season was one for the ages, but the players aren’t satisfied. They fell three wins short of hoisting the Stanley Cup and are determined to finish the job in Year 2. On paper, there’s no reason why the Golden Knights shouldn’t be one of the best teams in the NHL again. They return the most productive line in hockey with William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith—all still young and only improving. Behind them, the second-line received a complete overhaul, with Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny replacing James Neal and David Perron. Neal and Perron were great offensively, combining for 41 … [Read more...] about Is the Vegas Golden Knights’ glass half full or half empty?
Vegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) during a team practice at City National Arena in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_VerduzcoVegas Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter, talks to the news media at City National Arena Friday, June 8, 2018, after falling to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final Thursday. K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhotoColorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz (39) makes a save against Golden Knights center Ryan Carpenter (40) in the second period on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto Gerard Gallant prefers to have a right-hand shot playing in front of the net on the power play. But without many righties to choose from, the Golden Knights coach is giving center Ryan Carpenter an opportunity in that role. Carpenter was on the No. 2 unit for Friday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings at … [Read more...] about Ryan Carpenter is ‘right’ fit on Golden Knights power play