26 May Vegas Golden Knights Schedule
The Golden Knights played their first season in 2017-18 and were one of the best stories in sports. Though the rules of the expansion the draft favored the Golden Knights more than past expansion drafts had favored last expansion teams, most hockey fans and media expected the team to finish close to last place and that it would take a few years before Vegas would be a competitive team.
The 2017-18 season started, and the Golden Knights kept winning. Their home arena, T-Mobile Arena, became one of the loudest buildings in hockey and one of the hardest for opposing teams to play in.
The Golden Knights won in spite of injuries, notably to their goalies early in the season. At one point, the Golden Knights had to start the fourth goalie in their depth chart. It didn’t matter.
Vegas won anyway. They won the Pacific Division in their inaugural season (by far the best inaugural season of any NHL team) and made the playoffs.
They even reached the Stanley Cup Final, but the magic they’d been channeling finally ran out. They lost to the Washington Capitals in five games.
A few of Vegas’ selections during the expansion draft made waves at the time, but they sure look good in hindsight. It seemed a forgone conclusion that the Knights would take Marc Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh Penguins, who opted to protect a younger goalie.
But few could have guessed that Fleury, now in his 30s, would have a career year in both the regular season and playoffs.
The Columbus Blue Jackets traded Vegas a draft pick so that Vegas would select William Karlsson instead of the Jackets’ backup goalie. Karlsson had never scored more than nine goals in a full NHL season. In Vegas, he scored 43.
The jury’s still out on what Vegas’ early success means. Is the rest of the NHL terrible at evaluating talent? Were the Knights just lucky? Were they actually as good as they looked? After a promising start, the Golden Knights still have much to prove.
What Channel is Vegas Golden Knights on Tonight?
Golden Knights vs. Stars Game 3 will air on ESPN and can be streamed live on FuboTV (free trial) and other live TV services.
How Much Are Vegas Golden Knights?
You can find Golden Knights tickets for as low as $16.00, with an average ticket price of $125.00.
How Early Should I Get to Vegas Knights Game?
Before the puck drops at T-Mobile Arena, get to The Park early to snag a photo with Chance or pre-game Top Round, Shake Shack, Beerhaus, and Nusr-Et.
Then, 45 minutes before the game, follow the parade lead by the Vegas Golden Knights Ice Crew and Drum Line from the Brooklyn Bridge to the doors of T-Mobile Arena.
Who Scored for Vegas Golden Knights Tonight?
Golden Knights’ William Carrier: Nets goal in the win.
Who is the Owner of Golden Knights?
While Foley was living in Jacksonville, Florida, he explored buying the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars before the team was acquired by Shahid Khan.
In June 2016, Foley and Black Knight Sports & Entertainment was awarded a National Hockey League expansion franchise that became the Vegas Golden Knights.