11:26 AM EST, Wed November 21, 2018
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Knights Nuggets: Cody Glass isn’t playing around

Knights Nuggets: Cody Glass isn’t playing around

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes. Let’s go over some news and notes: - What went wrong with the Golden Knights on Monday? We have a few answers. [KOI] - Golden Knights assistant GM Kelly McCrimmon had some interesting thoughts on the state of the team amidst their rocky start to the season. [SinBin.vegas] - Cody Glass was surely disappointed after not making the Knights out of camp, and now he’s taking out his anger on the WHL. [CBS Sports] - Oh, and let’s not forget about Lucas Elvenes, who’s looking pretty darn good overseas. [The Athletic] - The...
14 hours ago
Flames 7, Golden Knights 2: 5 things we learned from an embarrassing defeat in Alberta

Flames 7, Golden Knights 2: 5 things we learned from an embarrassing defeat in Alberta

Vegas remains consistently inconsistent. The Golden Knights came into Monday night’s contest against the Calgary Flames feeling pretty good about themselves. And rightfully so. They had just defeated Connor McDavid’s Oilers quite convincingly, scoring five straight goals to eventually win the contest 6-3 on the road. But maybe they were feeling a little too good about themselves. In the second half of their back-to-back in Alberta, Vegas was handed their worst loss of the season, and maybe even the worst loss in its brief history as an NHL franchise. Calgary came out the gate swinging,...
18 hours ago
Goaltending has become an issue for the Golden Knights

Goaltending has become an issue for the Golden Knights

Is it fair to blame the 9-12-1 record all on the defense? Or is Marc-Andre Fleury faltering right now? A quick thank you to Natural Stat Trick for providing the statistical innovation that made this piece possible and more substantial. Marc-Andre Fleury is 66th in the league in goals saved above average (at even strength). He’s fifth-to-last in that category. The four goaltenders ranked lower are Martin Jones, Jake Allen, Mike Smith and Jacob Markstrom. These are goaltenders one would call “iffy”. This is not company Fleury should want to keep. This is not the company the Vegas...
Nov 20, 2018
Knights Nuggets: Apparently a hockey game was played last night

Knights Nuggets: Apparently a hockey game was played last night

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes. Let’s go over some news and notes: - I heard the Golden Knights played a hockey game last night. And I’m using the word “played” very loosely. [KOI] - Was this the Golden Knights’ worst showing of the season? It’s certainly hard to come up with a performance as horrible as last night’s. [Las Vegas Sun] - How did Nate Schmidt do in his first game of the season? Pretty darn good! Now let’s just pretend yesterday didn’t happen. [KOI] In other news... - The Los Angeles Kings just fired their head coach. The Kings...
Nov 19, 2018
Year 2, Game 22: The Golden Knights played a game against the Flames and lost very badly

Year 2, Game 22: The Golden Knights played a game against the Flames and lost very badly

That was, um, awful. So, let’s talk about this game, shall we? Through the first 40 minutes, the Golden Knights had 13 shots on net. This is a team that prides itself on an effective forecheck, focusing primarily on outshooting the competition. That’s not what happened in this game, and it showed. This team that looked tired, and for all intents and purposes, looked lost. Only four players did not have a 5-on-5 giveaway in this game — Brayden McNabb, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Ryan Reaves and Tomas Nosek. Seven players finished with a Corsi above 50 percent (Nosek and Oscar Lindberg,...
Nov 19, 2018
GAME THREAD 22/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames

GAME THREAD 22/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames

Come chat with us as the Golden Knights look to win back-to-back games in Alberta. The Golden Knights are coming off an exciting 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers and will look for similar results tonight against the Calgary Flames. This is the second game in a string of five consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents for the Knights, who are 1-0-0 with Nate Schmidt in the lineup. It will also be the first time James Neal faces the Golden Knights since leaving via free agency this summer. He hasn’t gotten off to a strong start to the season, scoring just three goals and four...
Nov 19, 2018
Betting Spotlight: Golden Knights face James Neal for first time in what could be another over

Betting Spotlight: Golden Knights face James Neal for first time in what could be another over

With Malcolm Subban in net, and his struggles persisting, this could be another high-scoring game. By W.G. Ramirez The Vegas Golden Knights are 1-0-0 with Nate Schmidt in the lineup. Problem is, they’re 9-11-1 without James Neal, who is now with the Calgary Flames, who are 11-8-1. Tonight, the Golden Knights face the Flames, and Neal, the player who will go down in Vegas’ record book with the first goal in franchise history. Vegas is in after Sunday’s 6-3 win in Edmonton, as Knights On Ice improved to 6-1 with the Over/Unders involving the Golden Knights after delivering the Over....
Nov 19, 2018
4 things to watch for as the Golden Knights take on the Flames

4 things to watch for as the Golden Knights take on the Flames

After a fun win in Edmonton, Vegas needs to follow it up with a good game against Calgary. The Vegas Golden Knights just took an incredibly important game against a division rival in the Edmonton Oilers. They did so in convincing fashion, winning 6-3. A three-goal second period, usually a torment for the Golden Knights, helped transform the game after a bad first period that included two goals against. The Calgary Flames are toward the top of the Pacific Division, just two points behind the San Jose Sharks for the division lead with a game in hand. The Flames have gotten here with excellent...
Nov 19, 2018
Evaluating Nate Schmidt’s return to the Golden Knights’ lineup

Evaluating Nate Schmidt’s return to the Golden Knights’ lineup

Vegas’ top defenseman returned after his 20-game suspension, paired with Shea Theodore. The Vegas Golden Knights played their 21st game of the season Sunday night. And for the first time, they were accompanied by one of the most important players on the roster — defenseman Nate Schmidt. Schmidt was suspended for the first 20 games of the Golden Knights’ sophomore campaign for violating the NHL’s Performance Enhancing Substances Program. In Vegas’ 20 games without Schmidt, the Knights managed a record of 8-11-1, ranking them seventh in the Pacific Division. However, with Schmidt...
Nov 19, 2018
Knights Nuggets: Our prince has returned

Knights Nuggets: Our prince has returned

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights won last night, so that’s pretty cool. You know what’s cooler, though? The return of Nate Schmidt, of course! [KOI] - Did you wonder what kind of adventures Schmidt got into during his 20-game absence? Well, let’s just say Austria is very different from North America. [The Athletic] - David Perron made his return to Vegas on Friday. And while he was playing for the opposing team, he still seems to miss Sin City quite a bit. [KOI] - Who’s the best player on the...
Nov 18, 2018
Year 2, Game 21: Golden Knights defeat Oilers 6-3 in must-win divisional game

Year 2, Game 21: Golden Knights defeat Oilers 6-3 in must-win divisional game

Vegas defeated the Oilers in Nate Schmidt’s first game back. It was one of their most convincing wins on the season. Coincidence? Defenseman Nate Schmidt returned to action Sunday night after serving his 20-game suspension, and the Golden Knights looked great. With their most important blueliner back, this could be a positive sign moving forward. The first line was better, the defense was better (though they could still use some work) and Schmidt’s defensive partner, Shea Theodore, was better (scoring two points). That pairing was an obvious bright spot of this game. They were very good...
Nov 18, 2018
GAME THREAD 21/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers

GAME THREAD 21/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers

What up, Nate? ICYMI, Nate. Schmidt. Is. Back. Schmidt will make his season debut after serving a 20-game suspension, and the Golden Knights will welcome him back with open arms. Vegas travels to Edmonton to take on Connor McDavid and the Oilers, who are coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss in which they blew a two-goal lead. The Oilers are 9-9-1 on the season, good for fifth in the Pacific Division and 10th in the Western Conference. They recently acquired Ryan Spooner from the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Strome; Spooner made his Oilers debut last night. The Knights (8-11-1) are coming off...
Nov 18, 2018
Betting spotlight: Goals aplenty in Nate Schmidt’s return for Golden Knights

Betting spotlight: Goals aplenty in Nate Schmidt’s return for Golden Knights

Vegas begins a crucial stretch against divisional opponents with a trip to Edmonton By W.G. Ramirez It’s Nate Schmidt Day in Southern Nevada. Neither the Clark County Commission, nor the City Council from Las Vegas filed a proclamation, but the fans of the Vegas Golden Knights almost certainly have. He’s back. Schmidt, who completed a 20-game suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, will start against the Edmonton Oilers and will be paired with Shea Theodore as the struggling Golden Knights (8-11-1) begin a three-game road trip over four nights....
Nov 18, 2018
What to watch for as the Golden Knights take on the Oilers

What to watch for as the Golden Knights take on the Oilers

Nate Schmidt finally returns, but will he be enough to help the Knights get a road win? If you’re not already sitting, you might want to grab a chair before reading this next little bit because I’m about to give you a quick reality check. You might not like what I have to say, but don’t shoot the messenger. The Golden Knights’ sophomore NHL season is officially a quarter finished, and they’re sitting in seventh place in the Pacific Division with a measly 8-11-1 record. We’re getting to the point of the year where we can no longer blame this record on a slow start, bad luck, or...
Nov 17, 2018
Blues 4, Golden Knights 1: 5 things we learned from a disappointing loss against a familiar face

Blues 4, Golden Knights 1: 5 things we learned from a disappointing loss against a familiar face

Vegas followed up its big win against the Ducks with a stinker against David Perron’s Blues. After a dominant win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights returned to T-Mobile Arena to take on a struggling St. Louis Blues team that currently sits at the bottom of the Central Division standings. Strangely enough, though, the Blues tend to play quite well against the Golden Knights. They’ve now earned at least one point in each of their five contests against the Knights (3-0-2), including their 4-1 victory over Vegas on Friday. Despite the loss, it was actually the...