If the idea about March Madness is to survive-and-advance, the Knights on Friday night defined playoff hockey as survive-the-lunacy, and in the process won 5-3 and climbed straight into this best-of-seven Western Conference series.
Fans gathered together at Top Golf near the Las Vegas Strip Friday night to cheer on their team at the official Golden Knights watch party.
Goals by Mark Stone and William Karlsson lifted the Golden Knights to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night and even their Western Conference quarterfinal series at one game apiece.
Home ice for San Jose in the first round of this best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series means for the Knights to advance they would have to win at least one game — and perhaps more — in a place the Sharks were terrific over a majority of the season.
Golden Knights fans will have the opportunity to partake in a VGK wedding, commitment ceremony or vow renewal ceremony before games three and four against the San Jose Sharks, according to a press release.
Russian forward Nikita Gusev was granted a release from his Kontinental Hockey League contract Friday and intends to sign an entry-level contract with the Knights, his representative, J.P. Barry, confirmed.
The Golden Knights will try to even their Western Conference quarterfinal series with the San Jose Sharks when the rivals meet in Game 2 on Friday.