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‘Why does this keep happening?’ — Vegas’ Alex Tuch on his frustrations with missing start of season
Jesse Granger
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Fighting through injuries to start the season, Alex Tuch is focused on being the X-factor to help the Golden Knights end their skid.
Duhatschek Notebook: Surprises, disappointments and meaningful moments from the NHL’s first quarter
Eric Duhatschek
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A look back at the trends, quirky developments and other noteworthy moments from the NHL's first quarter.
Golden Knights need more offense from D-men, but do they have the personnel to get it?
Jesse Granger
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Vegas' defensemen admitted they need to produce more, but a trade might be the best option to get better results.
Golden Knights’ first quarter report card
Jesse Granger
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With the Golden Knights about to play their 20th game, Jesse Granger evaluates the team's overall play and each individual player.
Vaclav Nedomansky’s Hall of Fame journey started with a secret dash to freedom in 1974
Scott Burnside
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“It’s as though Wayne Gretzky had disappeared and people didn’t know.” Vaclav Nedomansky's heroic story of defecting from Czechoslovakia.
Golden Knights will break out of current slump with smart hockey, not by seeking retribution
Jesse Granger
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The Golden Knights know what it takes to break out of their current slump: by playing the fast, skilled hockey they're capable of.
Duhatschek Notebook: How NHL teams cope after losing a star to injury in a salary cap world
Eric Duhatschek
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Plus, a minor trade of interest, what the loss of Bryan Little means for the Jets and Mark Stone is making his mark in Vegas.
Malcolm Subban’s hometown moment, the penalty issues and more from a Golden Knights OT loss in Toronto
Jesse Granger
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Subban played great in his first NHL game in his hometown, but Vegas' continual parade to the penalty box was its undoing.
LeBrun: Q&A with Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon on Seattle’s expansion, load management and East Coast bias
Pierre LeBrun
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Plus, the reasons Kelly McCrimmon passed up prior NHL opportunities and why Gerard Gallant was the ideal fit to lead the expansion Knights.
The play that shows why the Golden Knights think Nic Hague can be a top-tier NHL defenseman
Jesse Granger
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Nic Hague delivered the most impressive play of his short NHL career in a pressure packed situation, showing his true potential.
Tale of the Muck Bros: Reilly Smith and Curtis McKenzie’s lifelong friendship took flight in Ohio
Jesse Granger
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The first time they met, they hated each other. But after living together for three years, Smith and McKenzie are the best of friends.

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Pacific Standings

Team Name GP W L OTL PTS
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13
6
3
29
21
12
7
2
26
21
10
7
4
24
22
10
9
3
23
23
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23
21
10
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2
22
21
10
10
1
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8
11
1
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Vegas Golden Knights Leaders

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Points
10
Goals
14
Assists
36
Blocks
92
Hits
.914
Save %
Officiating isn’t to blame for Golden Knights’ late game collapses
Jesse Granger
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Winnipeg tied the game on a controversial call, but the Golden Knights problems late in games go far beyond one icing call.
The Athletic’s NHL Power Rankings: What’s on the horizon for November?
Scott Burnside
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The NHL staff ranks the league from 1 to 31, and Scott Burnside looks ahead to what to watch for in November.
Golden Knights player poll: Who had the best Halloween costume at the team party?
Jesse Granger
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The Golden Knights held their annual team Halloween party this week, and the players voiced their opinions on whose costume reigned supreme.
Handicapping the chase for the Calder after the first month of the 2019-20 NHL season
Jonathan Willis
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Which of the top candidates for the Calder Trophy have stood out in the first month of the season? Which ones have faltered?
What do the Golden Knights actually mean when they say they need to ‘play fast?’
Jesse Granger
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When Gerard Gallant says his team did or didn't "play fast," he's speaking of a very specific facet of the game. Here's a breakdown.
Golden Knights’ mounting defensive lapses crescendo in ’embarrassing’ loss to Colorado
Jesse Granger
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Many of Vegas' issues have been masked by the strong play of Marc-Andre Fleury, but after Friday's loss, the need for change is evident.
Duhatschek Notebook: How over-30 goalies are thriving in a league where youth is being served
Eric Duhatschek
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How NHL goalies in their 30s are doing what position players in their 30s are struggling to do -- hold off the younger horde.
Expect the goals to come soon for Golden Knights’ William Karlsson
Jesse Granger
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William Karlsson has endured a frustrating start to the season, but statistics say the goals will come if he continues his level of play.
Vegas prospect notes: Lucas Elvenes’ offensive explosion, Dylan Ferguson’s fiery debut and more from the AHL
Jesse Granger
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An update from Chicago on everything you need to know about the Golden Knights' prospects playing in the AHL.
DGB weekend power rankings: Every slow starter wants to be this year’s Blues. What if you’re already worse?
Sean McIndoe
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Those struggling teams pointing to last year's Blues as reason for optimism should mind this dirty little secret: St. Louis wasn't that bad.
Hello, Pittsburgh: Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury puts up a spectacular homecoming shutout
Jesse Granger
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In another emotional return to Pittsburgh, Fleury saved all 29 shots he faced against his former team.
Duhatschek Notebook: McDavid and Draisaitl’s bid to join elite company and key to Vegas’ impressive start
Eric Duhatschek
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Plus, catching up with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who has lived through turmoil and roster churn to become the longest-tenured player in Edmonton.
Agent for Golden Knights’ Valentin Zykov blames protein supplement for PED suspension
Jesse Granger
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Vegas executive George McPhee said Valentin Zykov took the supplement for four years without informing the team.
How Vegas put Peyton Krebs’ mind at ease, first by drafting him and then by taking care of him
Scott Cruickshank
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Injured just prior to the Draft, Peyton Krebs has been on the road to recovery ever since, learning valuable lessons along the way.
Inside the Golden Knights’ dressing room: Who sits where and what they like about their locker neighbors
Jesse Granger
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From the best and worst seat to "The Price Is Right," we take you inside the Golden Knights' dressing room.
How attacking and defending the ‘blue paint’ made the difference for the Golden Knights through five games
Jesse Granger
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The Golden Knights won Saturday night's contest with ugly goals. It was just the way Gerard Gallant drew it up.
DGB Grab Bag: Player vs. player rivalries, goalpost trust issues and a Brett Hull slap shot to the groin
Sean McIndoe
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How much fun was that whole Drew Doughty/Matthew Tkachuk rivalry this week?
Turnovers have been a double-edged sword for Golden Knights
Jesse Granger
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Vegas feasted on turnovers in each of its wins, but puck management was the root of the Golden Knights' demise against Boston.
Golden Knights to host premiere for “Valiant” documentary prior to Nov. 17 game
Jesse Granger
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The documentary shows the unification between the team and the city of Las Vegas following the tragic shooting on Oct. 1, 2017.
DGB weekend power rankings: It’s way too early but we’re doing this anyway
Sean McIndoe
187
While you won't see overreactions, that doesn't mean no reaction, because we already know more about this season than we did a week ago.
After stellar start to season, Golden Knights ready to turn page on Sharks rivalry — for now
Jesse Granger
19
While beating the Sharks twice to open the season certainly felt good for Golden Knights players, they are ready to face a new opponent.
How Golden Knights rookie Cody Glass turned his nerves into a dream NHL debut
Jesse Granger
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With dinner at Max Pacioretty's and advice on the bench, Vegas' veterans helped Cody Glass calm his emotions on and off the ice.
Vegas’ Mark Stone made himself a force on the ice, even if the world doesn’t realize it — yet
Jesse Granger
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From playing shinny on an outdoor rink in Winnipeg, to lighting up the NHL on the Las Vegas Strip, it’s been quite a journey for Mark Stone.
‘We hate each other’: Sharks and Golden Knights will renew their heated rivalry with a pair of season-opening meetings
Kevin Kurz and Jesse Granger
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The Sharks and Golden Knights have ended each other's seasons the last two years while quickly building animosity toward each other.
10 bold (and not so bold) predictions for the Golden Knights’ 2019-20 season
Jesse Granger
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The Golden Knights have high expectations this season. Here is how I see the path to them reaching those expectationss.
NHL Power Rankings: Separating optimism from the real contenders to open the 2019-20 season
Scott Burnside
232
The Athletic's NHL team ranks all 31 teams and tells you what to watch for early to determine who can really win it all.
Projecting the Golden Knights’ lineup after Alex Tuch’s injury, plus answers to training camp questions
Jesse Granger
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A look at the lineup options for Vegas after injury strikes, plus examining the other key issues the Golden Knights needed to resolve.
Golden Knights’ rookie defensemen squander major opportunity in preseason loss to Avalanche
Jesse Granger
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The stage was set for a rookie to grab a spot with the Golden Knights but none did, leaving the coaching staff with a tough decision.
2019-20 Goalie Tiers: Anonymous panel of GMs and coaches rates all 31 starting goalies
Craig Custance
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"He can win a game by himself." "I think he’s slipping." An anonymous panel of executives and coaches rate all the starting goalies.
Granger: Why Cody Glass should be in the Golden Knights’ opening night lineup
Jesse Granger
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Cody Glass is the future in Vegas. It is worth the risk to let him prove it in the present.
Vegas dressing room survey: Golden Knights predict who is primed for a big season
Jesse Granger
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Who is primed to have the biggest season on the Golden Knights? Who better to ask than the players in the dressing room.
2019-20 NHL Season Preview: Vegas Golden Knights
Dom Luszczyszyn
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The Golden Knights are deep and have star power now, making them a bona fide Stanley Cup contender.
Five observations after one week of Golden Knights training camp
Jesse Granger
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Jesse Granger evaluates where the biggest competitions stand and how injuries are impacting the team.
Determined to make the Golden Knights, Valentin Zykov ‘made Las Vegas his home’ this offseason
Jesse Granger
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Valentin Zykov stayed in Las Vegas all summer, spending most of his time in the gym and on the ice determined to win an NHL roster spot.
Down Goes Brown: Looking back on the Western Conference offseason with the Bizarro-meter
Sean McIndoe
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A bizarre offseason is not necessarily bad. It's about the teams that failed at the NHL's prime directive of being dull and predictable.
Fantasy Hockey: Ranking the Top 20 Calder Trophy candidates for 2019-2020
Scott Wheeler
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Scott Wheeler breaks down the Calder Trophy candidates for 2019-20, putting a fantasy spin and giving advice on where they should be drafted
Vegas’ forward lineup has very few holes: ‘There are high expectations’
Jesse Granger
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The Golden Knights roster is overflowing with talented forwards, so the confident group is predicting strong results this season.
10 questions the Golden Knights must answer in training camp
Jesse Granger
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Training camp has finally arrived in Vegas. Players reported to City National Arena Thursday morning for physicals and fitness testing, and will step onto the ice for the first time Friday. As the organization begins its third training camp in franchise history, the “expansion” moniker is...
What to expect from the Vegas prospects this season after the rookie tournament
Jesse Granger
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Breaking down the players' performances at the rookie tournament and want to expect from them this season.
The Gifted: How Golden Knights prospect Cody Glass took his game to the next level
Scott Wheeler
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Glass was always going to be a good NHL player, but the question was how good he could be.
Observations from Vegas’ rookie camp: Cody Glass’ impressive leadership and more openings on defense
Jesse Granger
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IRVINE, Calif. — On the surface, it’s easy to be underwhelmed by Cody Glass’ start to rookie camp. He’s the first draft pick in franchise history, and after three years of development Glass appears to be on the verge of taking the next step to the NHL. He enters this — the most...
For Golden Knights prospects, competition is fierce but friendship is stronger
Jesse Granger
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Nic Hague and Dylan Coghlan are as competitive off the ice as they are on it, and won't let this year's camp competition come between them.
Five players with something to prove at Golden Knights rookie camp
Jesse Granger
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As rookie camp opens this week, here are the five Golden Knights players with the most to gain with a good showing.
Down Goes Brown: Five coaches and five GMs who absolutely won’t get fired this year, maybe
Sean McIndoe
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Which NHL coaches and GMs are all but assured of still being on the job one full year from now?
Golden Knights’ confident core says lingering disappointment will be ‘biggest weapon’
Jesse Granger
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The Vegas players are eager for camp to start and anxious to prove last season's early playoff loss wasn't indicative of their talent.
Inside the Summit: How Auston Matthews, Hilary Knight and hockey’s elite get better
Craig Custance
91
An in-depth behind the scenes look at a camp featuring the best hockey players in the world - men and women - preparing for the season.
Pronman’s NHL prospect impressions: U20 4 Nations, Hlinka Gretzky Cup and more
Corey Pronman
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Corey Pronman shares what he's learned as he attends games, watches film and talks to sources to evaluate the best talent outside the NHL.
Bourne: Which NHLers have the hardest slap shots and how much does it matter in today’s game?
Justin Bourne
100
A look at the players in possession of the biggest guns amidst the league's collective arsenal because slap shots are fun and also effective
2019 NHL farm system rankings: No. 11 Vegas Golden Knights
Corey Pronman
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Corey Pronman breaks down the Golden Knights organization, ranking their best prospects and examining the impact they could have in the NHL.
DGB Grab Bag: About those unsigned RFAs, in defense of a bad stat and laughing at the 1993 Leafs
Sean McIndoe
108
Plus, the three stars of comedy features a mistake, a video with solid production value and a one-liner that gets a little overused.
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