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Starting Five - Stone's Return to Ottawa; DeBoer Wins in Debut

Look back at Pete DeBoer's first game behind the Vegas bench

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

There were storylines aplenty on Jan. 16 when the Vegas Golden Knights visited the Ottawa Senators.

Vegas forward Mark Stone made his first return to Ottawa where he played parts of seven seasons with the Senators. Pete DeBoer joined the Golden Knights the morning of the game after being hired by the team to take over as head coach on Jan. 15. The Golden Knights succeeded in focusing on the task at hand and picked up a 4-2 victory in Canada's capital.

Standing Ovation for Stone
Senators fans showed their appreciation for Stone as he hit the ice in Ottawa for the first time in a Vegas Golden Knights sweater.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: 💯 tribute to the 🗿 here in Ottawa tonight ������

Stastny's Quick Strike
Paul Stastny opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the contest as he fired a Stone pass through Craig Anderson to make it 1-0 Vegas.

Video: VGK@OTT: Stastny finishes give-and-go with Stone

Stone's Epic Wraparound
It's only fitting that Stone found the back of the net against the Senators. His reaction was vintage Expressive Mark Stone.

Video: VGK@OTT: Stone nets wraparound in return to Ottawa

Stick Taps for Karlsson
The game against the Senators was the first in Golden Knights history without center William Karlsson. From Oct. 6, 2017 to Jan. 16, 2020, Karlsson appeared in all 213 regular season games for Vegas before finally missing the game against Ottawa.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: ~moment of #respect for William Karlsson~🤠until tonight, he has appeared in EVERY SINGLE Golden Knights game since the beginning of time**(2017)

Fleury Gets Young Fan Out of Chores
All it took was a selfie with Marc-Andre Fleury to get this young Golden Knights fan out of chores for one month. Fleury delivered and someone's dad had some extra work to do for 30 days.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Of course Flower comes in clutch OF COURSE 🌸

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