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Starting Five - Golden Knights Top Flyers; Merrill Scores as Forward

Look back at a tight 5-4 win for the Golden Knights to start 2020

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights lineup had a slightly different look on Jan. 2 as the team hit the ice for the first time in 2020.

Vegas earned a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in an exciting start to the new year at T-Mobile Arena.

New Year, New Jonny
Jon Merrill was slotted into the lineup as a forward for the first time in his professional career on Jan. 2. Merrill made the most of the change as he buried his first goal of the season and looked like a goal-scorer all the while.

Video: PHI@VGK: Merrill cleans up rebound with backhander

A Pair for Pacioretty
Max Pacioretty added to his team-lead in goals as he hit the back of the net twice in the first period.

Video: PHI@VGK: Pacioretty's wrist shot beats Hart for PPG

Video: PHI@VGK: Pacioretty slips backhander past Hart

Glass' Game-Winner
Cody Glass had to battle to get this shot off midway through the second period. Once he found the puck, he snapped it under the crossbar for the eventual game-winner.

Video: PHI@VGK: Glass buries wrist shot from one knee

The Iceman Cometh
Chuck Liddell was on hand to crank the siren prior to puck drop against the Flyers. The Ice Man got the fans on their feet as he stopped by The Fortress.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Confirmed: the siren is strong enough to withhold a crank from @ChuckLiddell 🥶 👏 #VegasBorn

Patrik Nosek - Vegas Born!
Tomas Nosek and his wife, Eliska, welcomed their first child to their family on Jan. 2. Welcome to the #VegasBorn family Patrik Nosek!

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Welcome to the #VegasBorn family Patrik Nosek!!! 🤗 👶

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