The Avalanche opened the preseason Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at the Pepsi Center. The defending Western Conference champs scored twice on the power play in building a 3-0 lead and cruised to their second straight exhibition triumph. Avs rookie defenseman Ryan Graves, acquired from the New York Rangers for Chris Bigras in February, scored Colorado’s goal. The Avalanche used its most of its core players in the opener, because it was at home. Most of the second-tier players and other youngsters will play at Minnesota on Saturday night in the second of six preseason games. Three stars: Erik Brannstrom. Vegas defenseman had a hand in his team’s first two goals, with an assist and goal. Paul Stastny. Knights center, a former Avs star, had two assists. Alex Tuch. Vegas forward had a goal and an assist. Play of the night: It was the tic-tac-toe Alex Tuch goal that gave the Knights a 3-0 lead late in the second period. Tuch took a back-door pass from Paul … [Read more...] about Avalanche loses preseason opener to Vegas Golden Knights
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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?
Justin Emerson Thu, Feb 21, 2019 (2 a.m.) There’s no set time for when preparation begins at T-Mobile Arena on a Vegas Golden Knights’ game day. In truth, it starts the moment the venue’s preceding event ends. VGK Game day A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the many facets of Vegas Golden Knights game day Nap time: Golden Knights players (and coaches) share a pregame hockey tradition For a Saturday, February 9 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, that meant the process commenced late Wednesday night, when Travis Scott walked offstage after a local tour stop. A crew of 40 conversion-operation specialists immediately descended upon the arena. Among their duties were resetting hundreds of seats not included in a concert footprint, removing the floor covering the ice and overseeing the teardown of Scott’s elaborate set. By early Thursday morning, four inches were being shaved off the ice to remove beer stains, as trucks containing the Blue Jackets’ gear … [Read more...] about A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the many facets of Vegas Golden Knights game day
SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 12: San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) looks up after being scored on by Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller (6) in the first period of Game 2 in their NHL first round playoff series at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 12: San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) controls the puck against Vegas Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt (88) in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL first round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 12: San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl (48) runs into Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL first round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2019. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 12: San Jose Sharks' … [Read more...] about Inspiring and frustrating: Sharks lose to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2
By Curtis Pashelka | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 25, 2019 at 10:58 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2019 at 1:29 pm SAN JOSE — The NHL admitted to the Vegas Golden Knights that it messed up a game-changing call that gave the Sharks a five-minute power play in the third period of Game 7 in their first round series. With the Golden Knights leading by three goals, center Cody Eakin was assessed at five-minute major and a game misconduct with 10:47 left in regulation time for cross-checking Sharks captain Joe Pavelski immediately after a faceoff in the Vegas end. It did not appear Eakin’s cross-check hit Pavelski in the face. But Pavelski was knocked off balance and then pushed by Vegas center Paul Stastny. The back of Pavelski’s head hit the ice and he began to bleed. Pavelski remained on the ice for several moments before he was helped off by trainer Ray Tufts and teammates Joe Thornton, Brent Burns and Evander Kane. The Sharks scored … [Read more...] about NHL to Vegas Golden Knights: We messed up