Golden Knights center William Karlsson believes his line is playing faster this season, and that’s helped it rediscover some of its 2017-18 form.
Ben Gotz came to the Review-Journal in May 2016 after graduating from the University of Minnesota. He covers the Lights FC, high school sports and anything else sports-related that comes into town. He also hosts segments in the video studio on soccer and high school sports. Before coming to Las Vegas, he wrote about college hockey, college football and high school sports during stops at the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Minnesota Daily back home in Minnesota.
The Golden Knights went 3-for-3 on the power play and defeated the Kings 5-2 Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Golden Knights began the season with a stretch of five division opponents in six games, which concludes Sunday night at the Los Angeles Kings.
The Bruins, who defeated the Golden Knights on Tuesday, lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the St. Louis Blues and are using it as motivation this season.
Las Vegas Ballpark will host a watch party for the Golden Knights’ road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets cost $5.
The Golden Knights will need to make a decision on top prospect Cody Glass if Cody Eakin is ready to play against the Calgary Flames on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
Three turnovers led to three even-strength goals in the Golden Knights’ 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena.
Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is the NHL’s oldest player at 42, and Golden Knights defensemen Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore said they hope they can play that long.
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant doesn’t like to match forward lines when he has the last change at home, but the Bruins’ first line has been an exception to that rule.
Golden Knights center William Karlsson and right wing Reilly Smith are two of the best forwards in the NHL at creating scoring opportunities shorthanded.
NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp has the Golden Knights facing the Tampa Bay Lightning in his Stanley Cup Final prediction, with the Lightning winning.
The defenseman is week to week with a lower-body injury, which means either Nicolas Hague or Jimmy Schuldt will be in the lineup Friday when the Knights play at San Jose.
Review-Journal hockey reporter Ben Gotz predicts the order of finish for each division for the 2019-20 NHL season, along with his postseason predictions.