Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon update on the team’s developments, including signing Jimmy Schuldt. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant speaks to media after the team’s open skate.
Wizards and warriors are ready for the holidays at Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show.
Ben Gotz and Adam Hill answer questions submitted from Golden Knights fans.
Vegas Golden Knights fans party at Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile Arena before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Washington Capitals on May 30, 2018 in Las Vegas.
The Godlen Knights have become the first NHL expansion team in 50 years to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. The last to do it were the the 1967-68 St. Louis Blues, one of six new teams that season as the league doubled in size. The new teams played in the same division, and one was guaranteed of making the final. Both the old Blues and Knights featured great goaltending — St.Louis had Glenn Hall; Vegas has Marc-Andre Fleury. There were other similarities between the teams, such as leading scorers who were only role players with their old teams. The Knights will face either the Washington Capitals or the Tampa Bay Lightning in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final.
Carrie Underwood is ready to Knight Up for the Stanley Cup playoffs. After the Nashville Predators 5-1 Game 7 loss to Winnipeg Thursday night, Underwood sent a flurry of tweets declaring her support for the Golden Knights. The American Idol alum and wife of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher even offered to sing the National Anthem for the Knights. Regular Vegas anthem singer Carnell Johnson seems willing to share pregame national anthem duties with the country star.
Golden Knights fever is gripping Las Vegas as the second round of the NHL playoffs continue. Longtime observers of the local sports scene are comparing to the team’s popularity to that of the UNLV basketball team during its heyday. It has been 27 years since UNLV last played in the Final Four. Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was only 5 years old when the Rebels beat Duke to win the 1990 national championship. “You’d go to the bank, and everybody would ask how the Rebels were going to do against Oklahoma, against LSU. I think what is happening (with the Knights) is similar. The most important part is that it is uniting the community like UNLV basketball did.”
The Golden Knights have won the Pacific division! The Knights beat the San Jose Sharks Saturday, guaranteeing the division. San Jose was in contention to win the division. The Knights will now have home ice advantage for the playoffs. NHL playoffs start the second week of April.
At first glance, the Knights’ 1-2-2 forecheck doesn’t look unusual. But it’s the aggression the Knights use that makes their forecheck unique. “They’re a tenacious team.” – Flyers coach Dave Hakstol The Knights are second in the NHL with 642 takeaways. “I think it’s a good indicator when we’re playing well is when our forecheck is going.” – center Erik Haula
The Golden Knights were the talk of the NHL during the first half of the season.