The Review-Journal has chosen the Golden Knights and their inaugural season as its Story of the Year, from the opening drop of a puck through a historic and improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final, helping heal the city all along the way.
Bill Foley has experienced many tests and emotions the past year, his journey climbing to an apex of incredible joy and celebration as owner of the Golden Knights, only to plummet from the indescribable and excruciating pain of losing a son.
A look back at the people, places and things that made for a memorable sports year in Las Vegas.
You can’t play better at even strength against Colorado’s top line as the Golden Knights did in beating the Avalanche 2-1 on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena.
As bad as they have been hit with injuries, as much as goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has played, as often as they have been on the road, the team finds itself in a playoff spot within the Pacific Division.
For just the second time this season, the Golden Knights lost a game in which they led after two periods, falling to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
If you believe the policy on performance enhancing drugs is the NHL’s biggest joke — don’t strain yourself, it is — how countless teams handle the dispersal of injury and lineup information on a daily basis flirts with such laughable status.
Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves pulled a small-time expansion move Thursday, even with his team more than a year removed from such a distinction.
This wasn’t the Stanley Cup Final, but instead a Tuesday night in early December that saw Vegas beat Washington 5-3 in the most dramatic of ways before a deafening 18,275 at T-Mobile Arena.
Nate Schmidt has returned to the Golden Knights and the team is better for it, but perhaps no individual will benefit from his presence more than Miller, whose first goal of the season on Friday finished the scoring of a 2-0 victory against Calgary.