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  • Golden Knights confident they'll win series against Sharks in Game 6 "The Vegas Golden Knights are not deterred by San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl saying he believes San Jose will win Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, NBCSCA). Hertl scored two goals in a 5-2, Game 5..." April 21

  • Golden Knights Interested In Ilya Mikheyev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Golden Knights made a splash in Russia earlier this month with the signing of winger Nikita Gusev.  Now, it appears they have their sights set on winger Ilya Mikheyev.  A report from Sport-Express in Russia suggested that he has agreed to terms with Vegas but Sport-Express writer..." April 21

  • Avalanche will play Golden Knights or Sharks in Western Second Round "The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the Vegas Golden Knights or San Jose Sharks. The Avalanche defeated the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 on Friday to end that first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. The Golden Knights lead the..." April 20

  • Sharks' Hertl vows Game 7: 'We're a better team'

    ESPN "With two goals in Game 5 on Thursday night, Sharks forward Tomas Hertl helped his team avoid elimination. Then he guaranteed the fans that there will be a Game 7 back in San Jose against the Vegas Golden Knights. "I know we have one more game, and come back for Game 7,"..." April 19

  • Gusev unlikely to debut for Golden Knights in Game 5 against Sharks "Nikita Gusev got no guarantees from the Vegas Golden Knights that he would play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the newly signed forward said he'll be ready if needed. The Golden Knights lead the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round. Game 5 of the best-of-7..." April 18

  • Why Martin Jones starting Game 5 vs. Vegas shouldn't surprise Sharks fans

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It’s perhaps the most talked-about and most controversial topic in the current first-round matchup between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights: Who Team Teal decides to start between the pipes. The topic has grown more polarizing, to the point..." April 18

  • Bergeron, O’Reilly, Stone are the 2019 Selke Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s awards season! The NHL has begun to roll out the nominees for the 2018-19 awards beginning with the Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” The nominees, who are voted for by members of the..." April 17

  • Reaves embraces 'Muffin Man' nickname, jokes he'd consider WWE

    The Score "Ryan Reaves doesn't seem opposed to his newfound nickname. On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights forward responded to Evander Kane giving him the "Muffin Man" moniker one day prior. "That's my new nickname, so you can call me that," Reaves told..." April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Mark Stone is unstoppable right now for the Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Talk "What Mark Stone is doing for the Vegas Golden Knights through three games against the San Jose Sharks should come as no surprise. Stone has an NHL-best six goals and is tied for first on the team with eight points, already matching his career best in the postseason set during the..." April 16

  • Golden Knights say keeping composure key against Sharks in Game 4 "The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of keeping their composure heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the San Jose Sharks. It worked to the Golden Knights' benefit in Game 3 on Sunday, when a 6-3 victory gave them the lead in the best-of-7..." April 16

  • Sharks' Kane: Mocking Thornton shows Reaves' lack of 'hockey IQ'

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Golden Knights bruiser Ryan Reaves finally got his hands on longtime nemesis Evander Kane of San Jose late in the third period of Sunday night’s Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. The fight appears to have done little to ease tensions between the bitter..." April 16

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton to have hearing for hit to head of Vegas’ Nosek

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks pivot Joe Thornton will have a hearing Monday for a hit to the head of Vegas Golden Knights‘ Tomas Nosek. The incident in question occurred late in the second period of Game 3, with Vegas already holding a dominant 4-1 lead. As Nosek..." April 15

  • Golden Knights need to be more disciplined in Game 3 "The Vegas Golden Knights know better. They won a back-and-forth thrill ride at SAP Center on Friday, defeating the San Jose Sharks 5-3 and tying the Western Conference First Round 1-1. Kudos to the penalty kill, which not only held the Sharks 1-for-8 on the power play but outscored..." April 14

  • Three NHL teams adding new players, potential difference makers in playoffs

    USA Today "With the 2019 NHL playoffs looking wide open, teams are aggressively bringing in young reinforcements to find an edge. The Vegas Golden Knights announced they have signed Nikita Gusev, 26, who led the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League in scoring with 82 points in..." April 14

  • Vegas adds KHL top scorer Gusev for playoffs

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights are getting reinforcement for their playoff push. Vegas announced it signed KHL leading scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry level contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this..." April 14

  • Gusev, KHL scoring leader, about to join Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights looked a little overwhelmed by the sheer talent of the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If only they had, say, the leading scorer from the KHL this season … TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that Nikita Gusev’s agent..." April 13

  • DeBoer: Interference call on Sharks 'a travesty'

    ESPN "San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said a goalie interference penalty that swung momentum to the Vegas Golden Knights was "a travesty," following his team's Game 2 loss at home on Friday. After a wild first period that saw the Knights and Sharks both score three straight..." April 13

  • Golden Knights need to let Colin Miller out of playoff doghouse

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights know they need to make changes heading into Game 2 against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night (10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Live stream), but perhaps they’re learning the wrong lessons. To head coach Gerard Gallant, Vegas wasn’t..." April 12

  • Nikita Gusev to join Golden Knights for playoffs, per report

    Knights On Ice "According to Russia correspondent Igor Eronko, Nikita Gusev is heading to Las Vegasfor the playoffs. Whether he gets to America for the second game of the series between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks is in the air. If the report is true,..." April 11

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Fleury to start for Golden Knights against Coyotes "Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Vegas Golden Knights against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, FS-A, NHL.TV). The goalie hasn't played since March 15 because of an undisclosed injury. But he skated Monday, then practiced Tuesday and..." April 04

  • Golden Knights defenceman Colin Miller fined $2K for diving "Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who..." April 04

  • Fleury likely to play at least one remaining regular-season game

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury is hoping to make at least one appearance in goal for the Vegas Golden Knights before the regular season comes to an end. "We'll see what (coach Gerard Gallant) wants," Fleury said Wednesday, according to's Nicholas J. Cotsonika. "But..." April 03

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Golden Knights sign free-agent college defenseman Jimmy Schuldt

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Golden Knights signed free-agent defenseman Jimmy Schuldt of St. Cloud State to an entry-level contract Wednesday, a source confirmed to the Review-Journal. Schuldt, 24, can sign a one-year deal and will become a restricted free agent this summer. He is able sign a longer deal..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Golden Knights playoff berth sparked by trade for Stone "The Vegas Golden Knights have made it two appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their two seasons in the NHL. The Golden Knights (42-30-6) clinched a 2019 playoff berth when the Arizona Coyotes lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Friday. Vegas is..." March 31

  • Golden Knights’ Reaves, Sharks’ Thornton fined for high-sticking

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves and San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton have been fined $2,500 each for a high-sticking incident, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced. Thornton and Reaves were involved in an altercation after the whistle..." March 31

  • Golden Knights clinch playoff spot despite 4th straight loss

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Golden Knights turned qualifying for the postseason into a Rube Goldberg machine. For those not familiar, the contraptions are named after the early 20th century cartoonist and are designed to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion. Think the board game Mouse..." March 30

  • Eugene Melnyk, Senators owner, says Mark Stone, 26, is too old to receive a big, long-term NHL contract

    CBS Sports "This is a new one. Up until the trade deadline, Mark Stone seemed like the player the Senators were the most interested in at least trying to hold on to. They eventually did trade him to he Golden Knights, where he's been thriving and has already signed a big..." March 22

  • Evolution complete: Mark Stone arrived in Vegas at the perfect time

    The Score "Mark Stone's having a moment right now. Since being traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Feb. 25, Stone's already bagged four goals and four assists while his new team has won nine of 10 games heading into Thursday's home date with the Jets. Quite simply, the fit has been..." March 21

  • Stone’s arrival has given Golden Knights new top scoring line

    Pro Hockey Talk "It has taken George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights front office less than two years to assemble a roster that looks like it is going to be a legitimate Stanley Cup contender for the foreseeable future. In year one they rode some stunning play from their top line of Jonathan..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Fleury day-to-day with LBI

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights have announced that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. The team has called up goaltender Maxime Lagace who will serve as a backup to Malcolm Subban. " March 17

  • Vegas Golden Knights Looking To Move Out Salary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have gone from an empty expansion team roster to a cap crunch sooner than anyone could have expected. The defending Western Conference champs are enjoying another strong season and made a major splash at the trade deadline, acquiring Mark Stone and..." March 17

  • Fleury passes Plante for 8th on all-time wins list

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury passed Hall of Famer Jacques Plante for eighth place on the NHL's all-time wins list with the Vegas Golden Knights' 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. With 438 career wins, Fleury is just seven back of the legendary Terry Sawchuk for..." March 10

  • Golden Knights officially sign forward Mark Stone to 8-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have officially signed forward Mark Stone to an eight year extension worth $9.5-million annually, the team announced on Friday. Stone was acquired by the Golden Knights at the 2019 trade deadline, heading to Vegas along with Tobias Lindberg from Ottawa in..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL won't let teams use Golden Knights to circumvent Seattle draft process

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights won't participate in Seattle's expansion draft, raising concerns that other teams could make deals with Vegas in order to work around the protection-list process. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly doesn't expect that to occur, but he..." March 06

  • Mark Stone Extension Delayed, But Still Coming

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After Mark Stone was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights just minutes before the February 25th trade deadline, he admitted to have already worked out an extension with the team. That extension was to be for eight years and $76MM, but couldn’t be officially filed until..." March 06

  • How Mark Stone is fitting in with Golden Knights so far

    Pro Football Talk "With zero goals and just one assist in his first four games in Vegas, many might be tempted to say that Mark Stone hasn’t worked out so well early on for the Golden Knights. Luckily for Stone (not to mention Golden Knights GM George McPhee), there are plenty of other numbers to..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Fleury’s boom-or-bust season makes Golden Knights total wild card

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was named the NHL’s No. 1 star of the week on Monday after recording back-to-back shutouts in his past two starts, bringing his season total to a league-leading eight shutouts. It is an impressive number when you consider..." March 05

  • Florida Panthers Tried To Acquire Mark Stone

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers have cleared a large amount of cap room this season by trading away players like Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann, and many have speculated that they’ll use it in free agency on targets like Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. While that..." February 26

  • Golden Knights went big, yet didn’t sell the farm

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights got their man on NHL Trade Deadline day on Monday, and they appear poised to keep imposing their will on the rest of the NHL when it comes to acquiring the best available talent at this time of year. And that’s because general manager George..." February 26

  • Golden Knights, Mark Stone agree to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to an eight-year extension with Mark Stone after acquiring the star forward from the Ottawa Senators in a trade on Monday. The deal, which is expected to be north of $9 million per season, can’t officially be..." February 25

  • Senators trade star forward Mark Stone to Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded star forward Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights. Per NHL approval, Stone to Vegas — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 25

  • Golden Knights, Jets showing interest in Stone

    Ottawa Sun "As if there wasn’t enough talk about the Ottawa Senators making a deal with the Winnipeg Jets, the discussions hit another level Friday. As the Ottawa Senators prepare to face the Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, there is no shortage of speculation surrounding the..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15