Nearly a year after being traded from Ottawa to the Vegas Golden Knights, Mark Stone remains a popular figure in Canada’s capital.
Fans certainly will be content with first impressions, the Knights having snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday.
Mark Stone made a memorable return to Ottawa with a goal and an assist, and the Golden Knights defeated the Senators Thursday in Peter DeBoer’s first game as coach.
Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault, who played for Gerard Gallant in Florida and Las Vegas, called his dismissal “an awful situation, just terrible.”
Golden Knights center William Karlsson was scratched from Thursday’s game at the Ottawa Senators because of an upper-body injury and is listed as week to week.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority showed a timelapse of the construction of Allegiant Stadium at their meeting Thursday, accompanied by the Golden Knights’ intro music.
Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet will coach the Pacific Division All-Stars instead of former Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant.
New Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer said of the Golden Knights’ job: “When you’re lining up the jobs in the league, this is right near the top of the list.”
Gerard Gallant’s shocking dismissal by the Golden Knights diverted the attention from right wing Mark Stone’s first trip back to Ottawa.
Gerard Gallant was fired as coach of the Golden Knights on Wednesday morning. For such a seemingly rushed decision, be assured it wasn’t made in the previous 24 hours.