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?
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By Curtis Pashelka | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm | UPDATED: September 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and a handful of other Sharks regulars are set to dress for their first preseason game Saturday at SAP Center against the Vegas Golden Knights. Evander Kane, Logan Couture, Brent Burns and Justin Braun will also be playing their first game of the preseason, as the Sharks look to improve to 3-0 for the exhibition schedule. While Thornton, Pavelski and Kane have played with each other since the start of camp last Friday, Saturday will be the first time the trio will be able to play together in a game of any sort. Thornton has not played — preseason, regular season or playoffs — since Jan. 23 of this year when he suffered torn ligaments in his right knee in a game against Winnipeg. “It’s coming along,” Pavelski said of the line’s chemistry. … [Read more...] about Sharks’ top line set to debut vs. Vegas Golden Knights
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
By Robert Morales | [email protected] | Press Telegram PUBLISHED: April 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm | UPDATED: April 8, 2018 at 6:05 pm Kings goalie Jack Campbell defends against the Vegas Golden Knights during his first NHL victory Feb. 27 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/The Associated Press) The Kings’ Tyler Toffoli, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their 4-1 victory over the Golden Knights on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Despite sweeping the home-and-home series, the Kings aren’t getting overconfident as they battle for a playoff berth. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKings goalie Jack Campbell, left, is congratulated by Dustin Brown (23) and his teammates Tuesday after the Kings defeated the Vegas Golden Knights for the second night in a row. (David Becker/The Associated Press) Los Angeles Kings center Torrey Mitchell (71) and goalie Jack Campbell (1) defend against Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin … [Read more...] about LA Kings confident ahead of playoff series with Vegas Golden Knights
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Alex Tuch played over 100 games during the 2017-18 National Hockey League season with the Vegas Golden Knights making a run to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. Tuch, 22, deserves a break after a whirlwind first season in Vegas, but there is no rest for the weary as the Baldwinsville native works out in Central New York over the summer to stay in shape for the upcoming 2018-19 NHL season. Tuch has also been active in the community this summer. He has a 3-on-3 charity hockey game featuring several NHL players coming up on August 15 at Cicero's Twin Rinks that will benefit Maureen's Hope. Take a look at the latest 'Gamefaces' video above as Tuch tells syracuse.com's Brent Axe about what he is doing to stay in shape this summer, making a run at the Stanley Cup, how the Knights brought the city of Las Vegas together after the tragic shooting at Mandalay Bay and more. Contact Brent Axe: Email | Twitter Listen to "On the Block" … [Read more...] about Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch stays sharp in Syracuse (video)