No one could have imagined that the first home game in the history of the NHL expansion team would be defined by such a mournful cause, but as it has so many times in the worst of moments, sports proved to be a powerful remedy.
The old ballplayer still sounded distraught after coming to the aid of Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting victims last Sunday.
Her father was UNLV’s quarterback after Randall Cunningham, so perhaps it wasn’t a big surprise how Savannah Stallworth reacted after deadly shots rang out at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival that left 58 dead and more than 500 injured.
There will be electricity when the puck is dropped for the Vegas Golden Knights’ home opener, but that was going to occur before the Route 91 concert massacre. Now there also will be emotion that those in the nosebleed sections will feel.
What such sorrow has displayed in the hours following those tragic moments is that we as a city and state can’t be broken, that together we are much stronger than any singular force of abomination.