6:34 AM EDT, Tue April 23, 2019
14 hours ago
Attention shifts back to Kelly McCrimmon with Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman

Attention shifts back to Kelly McCrimmon with Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman

It sounds like Kelly McCrimmon is the man who the upcoming Seattle expansion team will target to become their general manager. Teams searching for a general manager scratched two big names off their potential candidates board on Friday, as the Detroit Red Wings announced Steve Yzerman as their general manager, and former GM Ken Holland as a senior vice president. For teams like the Edmonton Oilers and upcoming Seattle expansion group, Holland was a person of great interest. Although Holland could still technically leave Detroit for one of these two vacancies, he will remain in Detroit for...
18 hours ago
Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1: 5 things we learned from a heartbreaking defeat in double OT

Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1: 5 things we learned from a heartbreaking defeat in double OT

We’re going to Game 7. The Vegas Golden Knights had an opportunity to wrap up their series against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, but fell to their desperate Pacific Division rival 5-2 on the road. The series shifted back to Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday for Game 6, and with another opportunity to send the Sharks home packing, Vegas once again came up just short. Three periods weren’t enough to decide Game 6. This one required overtime. Two periods of overtime, in fact. And with Vegas on the power play midway through the second overtime period, it was actually San Jose’s Tomas Hertl...
20 hours ago
Knights Nuggets: Welp!

Knights Nuggets: Welp!

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights had a 3-1 series lead, and now we’re headed to Game 7. Not ideal, but the season is still alive. [KOI] - There’s another new face joining the Golden Knights! His name is Ilya Mikheyev, and he’s pretty good! [KOI] - Daniel Carr killed it for the Chicago Wolves this season. Bow down to the AHL’s MVP, folks! [KOI] - Here it is. A complete timeline of the legendary beef between Ryan Reaves and Evander Kane. [The Athletic] In other news... -...
Apr 21, 2019
Round 1, Game 6: Golden Knights lose 2-1 in 2OT as Sharks force a Game 7

Round 1, Game 6: Golden Knights lose 2-1 in 2OT as Sharks force a Game 7

Vegas dominated the game but San Jose’s Martin Jones made 58 saves. The Vegas Golden Knights got their first taste of overtime hockey this postseason, but it certainly left a sour taste as the San Jose Sharks came out on top in Game 6 with a 2-1 win in double overtime Sunday night at T-Mobile Arena. Tomas Hertl scored the game-winning goal for the Sharks 11:17 into double overtime while San Jose was shorthanded. The best-of-seven series is now tied at 3-3 even though Vegas held a 3-1 lead after four games. These teams will take part in a winner-takes-all Game 7 Tuesday night in San...
Apr 21, 2019
GAMEDAY THREAD — Game 6: San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights

GAMEDAY THREAD — Game 6: San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights

Come chat with us as the Knights host the Sharks for Game 6. The Vegas Golden Knights have another chance to close out this best-of-seven first-round series against San Jose tonight as they host the Sharks for Game 6. This is the first time in franchise history that the Knights have a chance to close out a series on home ice. Vegas was unable to take care of business on the road in Game 5 as the Sharks pulled off a 5-2 win at SAP Center to stay alive. Following the win, second-line center Tomas Hertl guaranteed a Game 7 because the Sharks are a “better team” than the Knights. HERTL IS...
Apr 21, 2019
Round 1, Game 6 Preview: Golden Knights hope to eliminate Sharks at home

Round 1, Game 6 Preview: Golden Knights hope to eliminate Sharks at home

Will the San Jose Sharks keep the series going, or will Vegas shut them down? After a two-day rest period, the Vegas Golden Knights are hoping to get back on track and take out the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Golden Knights lost their last game to the Sharks on Thursday, with the Sharks forcing the series to 3-2. If Vegas wins tonight, they face the Colorado Avalanche in Round 2. If not, they head back to San Jose for Game 7. With the home ice advantage tonight, players are hoping to seize the opportunity in front of them. “It’s the biggest part...
Apr 21, 2019
Golden Knights to sign Russian forward Ilya Mikheyev, per report

Golden Knights to sign Russian forward Ilya Mikheyev, per report

Another exciting European prospect is coming to North America. The Vegas Golden Knights are about to add another Russian forward to their pipeline. According to TSN 690’s Andrew Zadarnowski, Russian free agent Ilya Mikheyev is set to cross the pond and sign with the Golden Knights. Mikheyev, 24, just finished up his fifth season playing for the KHL’s Avangard Omsk. In 62 games, the 6-foot-2 winger scored 23 goals and registered 22 helpers for Omsk. He also recorded four goals and 11 points in 13 playoff games. Here’s a quick scouting report on Mikheyev, via The Hockey News. While his...
Apr 20, 2019
Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2: 5 things we learned from a less-than-stellar defeat in San Jose

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2: 5 things we learned from a less-than-stellar defeat in San Jose

Vegas can now end the series on Sunday. With a commanding 3-1 series lead on the San Jose Sharks, the Vegas Golden Knights had the opportunity to finish off their division for good Thursday night. Unfortunately, though, the Knights were stifled by a team desperate to formulate a comeback. San Jose took Game 5 by a score of 5-2, and that largely had to do with the superb play of their goaltender. Jones steals the show Martin Jones’ struggles against the Golden Knights have been well-documented. Following a solid effort from the 29-year-old in Game 1, Jones allowed 11 goals on just 54 shots...
Apr 19, 2019
Chicago Wolves forward Daniel Carr wins AHL Most Valuable Player

Chicago Wolves forward Daniel Carr wins AHL Most Valuable Player

The Wolves forward led the AHL in scoring at the time of injury and helped propel the Wolves to first in the Central division. Chicago Wolves forward Daniel Carr has won the Les Cunningham Award for the American Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player. Carr, who scored 30 goals and 41 assists for 71 points this season, led the Wolves in all three categories. He and Chicago teammate T.J. Tynan finished tied for third in the AHL in scoring. Carr was eighth in goals. Carr led the AHL in scoring on March 5. He missed the final 18 games of the regular season with an upper-body injury but is...
Apr 19, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Not awesome

Knights Nuggets: Not awesome

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights lost last night, and that really stinks. Their next chance to end this series comes Sunday at T-Mobile Arena. [KOI] - San Jose is looking to make a comeback. Can they pull it off? Our old friend Sheng Peng believes so. [Fear The Fin] - Tomas Hertl guaranteed a Game 7 last night. A very bold strategy, indeed. [KOI] Tomas Hertl, extremely happy child, guarantees a Game 7 pic.twitter.com/C1fBxfn9wn— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 19,...
Apr 19, 2019
Tomas Hertl guarantees a Game 7, says Sharks are “better team” than Golden Knights

Tomas Hertl guarantees a Game 7, says Sharks are “better team” than Golden Knights

Hertl scored two goals in Game 5 before guaranteeing the series would return to San Jose for Game 7. The Vegas Golden Knights dropped Game 5 to the San Jose Sharks Thursday night at SAP Center as the Sharks extended the best-of-seven series to six games. Vegas now holds a 3-2 series lead. But Tomas Hertl, who scored two goals in San Jose’s clutch Game 5 win, had much to say following the game. In fact, he guaranteed a Game 7 in a post-game interview. By no means is Hertl the first player to guarantee a win (or a Game 7). It’s not all that unusual, actually, though the outcomes following...
Apr 19, 2019
Round 1, Game 5: Golden Knights fall to Sharks 5-2, fail to advance to second round

Round 1, Game 5: Golden Knights fall to Sharks 5-2, fail to advance to second round

The Golden Knights will need at least six games to finish off this series. The Vegas Golden Knights dropped Game 5 to the San Jose Sharks by a final score of 5-2 Thursday night in San Jose. The Golden Knights now hold a 3-2 series lead. The Sharks entered tonight’s game facing elimination, so it was always going to be a tough game for the Knights, though they didn’t do themselves any favors. Defensive lapses led to two critical goals, and Marc-Andre Fleury had an uncharacteristically “off” game, making just 24 saves on 28 shots for an .857 save percentage. The Sharks kicked off the...
Apr 18, 2019
GAMEDAY THREAD — Game 5: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks

GAMEDAY THREAD — Game 5: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks

Come chat with us as the Knights head back to San Jose for Game 5. The Vegas Golden Knights hold a 3-1 series lead against the San Jose Sharks and have a chance to advance to the second round with a win in Game 5 tonight at SAP Center. Though San Jose had the better play for the first 40 minutes of Game 4, Vegas was the team that capitalized on scoring chances and eventually secured a solid 5-0 win thanks to strong efforts by Max Pacioretty, Shea Theodore and especially Marc-Andre Fleury. Facing elimination, the Sharks will throw everything they have at the Knights in tonight’s contest....
Apr 18, 2019
Game 5 Preview: Golden Knights look to close out series in San Jose

Game 5 Preview: Golden Knights look to close out series in San Jose

The Knights are one win away from their second divisional round appearance in franchise history. The Vegas Golden Knights have gotten clutch offensive performances from four key players in the lineup so far in the playoffs. The second line of Mark Stone, Paul Stastny, and Max Pacioretty has led the way and continued to cement their dominance in Game 4, with Pacioretty collecting two goals and four points and Stone adding two helpers. Still, the surprise of the night was another strong performance by Shea Theodore, who now leads all defensemen in the series with six points. His goal in...
Apr 18, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Ryan Reaves trolls Evander Kane with Twitter avatar

Knights Nuggets: Ryan Reaves trolls Evander Kane with Twitter avatar

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Did you know that the Golden Knights beat the Sharks for the third straight time Tuesday night? Of course you did. Here’s what we learned. [KOI] - The Sharks just can’t solve Marc-Andre Fleury. Not that that’s much of a surprise. [The Athletic] - Mark Stone, who is still a Golden Knight, is one of the finalists to win this year’s Selke Award. [KOI] - This summer, coming to a theater near you — Ryan Reaves is The Muffin Man. #NewProfilePic...