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.
The Las Vegas Valley has been infatuated with the Vegas Golden Knights since the team established itself as the area’s first professional franchise in October 2017. But in 2018 the Golden Knights captured hearts with a remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Final, and continuous community outreach that endeared the players and coaches to adoring fans.
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.
The Knights aren’t as dominant on the ice this season, but there is still plenty of excitement for desert hockey.
nights fever swept through every aspect of Las Vegas life in 2018, including what, where and how we ate and drank — from wine to doughnuts, and on to pizza and all sorts of sweets.
For the photo illustrations that accompany Sunday’s stories looking back at the Vegas Golden Knights’ historic playoff run, Lee Orchard got a real workout. Wearing a 45 pound suit of armor, The Golden Knight sweated while RJ artists and editors directed.
As the Golden Knights hit the midpoint of the schedule Saturday at Los Angeles, it’s difficult to overstate Nate Schmidt’s influence since he returned from a 20-game suspension.
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant sent center Paul Stastny out for two defensive draws Thursday without his usual linemates during the team’s 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin, telling reporters their play has been “terrible” and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well.
A look back at the people, places and things that made for a memorable sports year in Las Vegas.