The Vegas Golden Knights remain on top of the Pacific Division after the team pulled through with a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Jon Merrill scored his first goal of the season and Max Pacioretty scored twice in the victory. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Golden Knights beat reporter David Schoen goes over the Knights final game of the road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers
After the Vegas Golden Knights lost their season opener to the Philadelphia Flyers, head coach Gerard Gallant spoke to media.
Adam Hill and David Schoen at City National Arena during the Golden Knights’ morning skate and media day before the opener Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s for Knights playoff games against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena this weekend. The Golden Knights are making adjustments to keep the condition of the ice in tip-top shape. “The whole idea is that ambient temperature and inside temperature have a relationship,” said T-Mobile conversion manager and ice maker George Salami. Sometimes when it is humid outside, fog can form on the ice. During the 1975 Stanley Cup finals between the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers, a dense fog formed at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. The Sabres won in double overtime on a shot by Rene Robert that Flyers goalie Bernie Parent — and most in attendance — did not see.
Marc-Andre Fleury became just the 13th goalie to reach 400 wins in his NHL career. Fleury stopped 38 shots and led the Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Monday night. Others in the 400-win club are Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall and current contemporaries Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist. “It’s a nice number to reach and all the guys in front of me I have great respect for and it’s cool to be part of that list,” Fleury said. Fleury played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, before being picked by the Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draft.
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