3:19 AM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
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Year 2, Game 62: Golden Knights deliver everything but the finish in thrilling 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

Year 2, Game 62: Golden Knights deliver everything but the finish in thrilling 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins

What. A. Game. In a wild back-and-forth contest that felt more like playoff hockey than any other game this season, the Golden Knights came up just short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. It was a valiant effort by both teams, but the Bruins picked up their seventh straight win on a goal by David Backes in the sixth round of the shootout. It’s fitting that this game took place less than a week before the trade deadline, for both teams were making trades all night: trading goals, trading chances, trading posts and even trading near-misses in overtime. It was no surprise to see...
6 hours ago
GAMEDAY THREAD 62/82: Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights

GAMEDAY THREAD 62/82: Boston Bruins at Vegas Golden Knights

Come chat with us as the Knights take on the B’s. The Golden Knights return home to take on the Boston Bruins after a frustrating 3-0 loss to the Avalanche Monday in Denver. Vegas has lost five out of its last six games on home ice but most recently defeated the Predators in convincing fashion, recording 50 shots and scoring five times in a 5-1 victory. Which Knights team will show up tonight is anybody’s guess. But considering there are just 21 games remaining this season, the Knights can’t afford to be casual at this stage of the season. The big news headed into tonight’s game is...
8 hours ago
Gameday: Golden Knights look to bounce back against Bruins after ugly loss

Gameday: Golden Knights look to bounce back against Bruins after ugly loss

Tonight’s game kicks off a four-game stint at the Fortress. The Golden Knights played arguably one of their worst games of the season against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. It was just the second time they’ve been shutout this season. Today is a new day and that game is in the past, and the Golden Knights will look to hit 70 points in the standings when they take on the Boston Bruins tonight. The Knights’ most recent tilt with the Bruins came on Nov. 11, where Vegas lost, 4-1, despite putting 38 shots on goal. The Bruins have quietly been one of the league’s hottest teams...
17 hours ago
Knights Nuggets: Hockey is coming to Henderson

Knights Nuggets: Hockey is coming to Henderson

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: - It’s official. The Henderson City Council unanimously voted in favor of a new hockey complex. [Las Vegas Sun] - If the Knights don’t want to make a big splash at the trade deadline, perhaps Marcus Johansson would be a solid alternative. [SinBin.vegas] - Pretty fun little snowstorm Las Vegas had the other night, eh? It got some Golden Knights players reminiscing about the old days on the pond. [NHL] In other news... - It’s certainly looking like the Ottawa...
Feb 19, 2019
Knights Nuggets: What even was that?

Knights Nuggets: What even was that?

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: - After playing one of their best games of the season, the Golden Knights handed the Avalanche their first home victory in over a month. Because of course they did. [KOI] - You asked, I answered. The Monday Morning Mailbag returned yesterday. And with the trade deadline approaching, what better time to field some questions? [KOI] - No one knows what’s going to happen with Mark Stone, but the Golden Knights should be kicking the tires regardless. [SinBin.vegas] -...
Feb 18, 2019
Year 2, Game 61: Golden Knights shut out by Avalanche, 3-0

Year 2, Game 61: Golden Knights shut out by Avalanche, 3-0

Vegas couldn’t get anything going against a struggling Colorado squad. Malcolm Subban made 35 saves in his second consecutive start, but the Vegas Golden Knights couldn’t offer him any help, losing 3-0 to the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Monday. Tyson Jost, Andrew Agozzino and Matt Calvert scored for Colorado. Vegas was shut out for the second time this season, thanks to a 40-save performance by Semyon Varlamov. The Golden Knights started off strong in Denver, applying plenty of pressure and shots at Varlamov. However, a turnover in the defensive zone caught Subban off-guard,...
Feb 18, 2019
GAMEDAY THREAD 61/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche

GAMEDAY THREAD 61/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche

Come discuss the game as the Golden Knights take on the Avs. The Golden Knights will look to carry over their strong play from Saturday’s convincing 5-1 win over the Nashville Predators as they take on the Avalanche tonight in Denver. Vegas snapped a three-game losing streak and will look to build on that tonight at the Pepsi Center. The Golden Knights will use the same lineup tonight that worked so well against Nashville, which saw Brandon Pirri and Max Pacioretty switch places. Vegas will take on an Avalanche team that has gone 1-4-3 in eight games in January yet still remains just...
Feb 18, 2019
Gameday: Golden Knights look to keep up good play against the Avalanche

Gameday: Golden Knights look to keep up good play against the Avalanche

After one of its best games against the Predators, Vegas heads to Colorado. The Vegas Golden Knights played one of their best games of the season Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. A 5-1 win, the team looked much improved after five straight losses at home. Now, they look to follow it up against the struggling Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche are 1-6-3 in their last 10 games. Their power play isn’t working — they have as many shorthanded goals as man-advantage goals in their past 10 games (well, one). The first line of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Gabriel...
Feb 18, 2019
Monday Morning Mailbag: Talking trade deadline and the importance of mental strength

Monday Morning Mailbag: Talking trade deadline and the importance of mental strength

Answering your questions on this fantastic Monday morning. The Vegas Golden Knights finally ended their home losing streak Saturday night. The 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators, at least in my eyes, was one of the Knights’ more complete games of the season. Of course, the Knights still have their fair share of issues that need to be addressed. And with the trade deadline quickly approaching, it’s fair to wonder if George McPhee has any big plans to get this team ready for another run. The Monday Morning Mailbag has returned. And today, we focus primarily on would could unfold at...
Feb 18, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Malcolm reigns supreme

Knights Nuggets: Malcolm reigns supreme

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: - Guys. Folks. Y’all. The Vegas Golden Knights won a game of hockey in T-Mobile Arena! And Malcolm Subban beat his brother! Why isn’t the strip shut down for a parade? [KOI] - Turns out shaking up the lines and defensive pairings paid dividends. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] - Even though the Knights are back in the winning column, we still think they could use a puppy. [KOI] In other news... - The Oilers made a trade over the weekend, sending Cam Talbot to the...
Feb 17, 2019
For one night, the Golden Knights found an answer, but questions remain

For one night, the Golden Knights found an answer, but questions remain

Vegas ended its five-game home losing streak in emphatic fashion. The bleeding has stopped for a moment. Gerard Gallant had plans for the massive overhaul of the Vegas Golden Knights’ second and third lines. One of them, however, wasn’t the possibility of more communication among the collection of forwards that haven’t played with each other as much. “Well, I wasn’t thinking of that, but it sounds really good because there is nothing that coaches like more than communication on the ice,” Gallant said. “So, maybe I’ll do that every game, if it works out well.” For one night...
Feb 17, 2019
Year 2, Game 60: Golden Knights defeat Predators 5-1, halt three-game losing streak

Year 2, Game 60: Golden Knights defeat Predators 5-1, halt three-game losing streak

The win also snaps Vegas’ five-game losing streak on home ice. A few shake-ups to the Golden Knights’ lineup played a key role in Vegas’ 5-1 victory over the Predators Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. After five straight losses on home ice, something had to give. In this case, that something was Predators goalie Juuse Saros, five separate times. Saros has had Vegas’ number this year but was not enough to stop the Knights’ offensive onslaught, which featured 50 shots and five goals. Max Pacioretty scored twice as part of a new-look third line that accounted for three of Vegas’...
Feb 16, 2019
GAMEDAY THREAD 60/82: Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights

GAMEDAY THREAD 60/82: Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights

Come chat with us as the Knights host the Preds. The Golden Knights look to snap a five-game losing streak as they take on the Nashville Predators tonight at T-Mobile Arena. It has been a rough stretch for the Knights, who have gone 2-5-0 since returning from the bye week, including losing each of the last three games. The Predators are 2-0-0 against Vegas so far this season; tonight is the conclusion of the season series between these Western Conference teams. Nashville (34-21-5) trails Winnipeg by two points in the Central Division standings; Vegas (31-24-4) remains in third place in the...
Feb 16, 2019
Gameday: Golden Knights look to end slump as they take on the Predators

Gameday: Golden Knights look to end slump as they take on the Predators

The Knights have lost five straight at home. Perhaps they can end that streak against the Predators? As you probably already know, the Vegas Golden Knights aren’t playing their best hockey at the moment. Coming into February, it looked as if the Knights were getting ready to take a run at catching up to the first and second place San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames as they had eight home games on tap. Normally dominant at T-Mobile Arena, it’s been a different story in 2019 as they’ve lost a franchise record five straight home games and counting. As it stands today, the Golden Knights...
Feb 16, 2019
The Golden Knights need a puppy immediately

The Golden Knights need a puppy immediately

Other NHL teams are getting dogs, and we want in on the fun. On February 14, 2019 (or Valentine’s Day, whatever), the Nashville Predators introduced the newest member of their team — Smash, the puppy. Introducing Smash The newest member of the #Preds family pic.twitter.com/GwBTUzeFzn— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) February 15, 2019 Smash is a baby. He is tiny, hyperactive and cute beyond words. Smash is not the first puppy to be adopted by an NHL team. The St. Louis Blues, for instance, introduced us to Barclay as they were spiraling toward the bottom of the standings and...