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Golden Knights Come Up Short Against St. Louis

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights couldn't hit the right notes Friday night as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
William Carrier's third goal of the season got the Golden Knights going in the first period, but Ryan O'Reilly knotted the score at 1-1 only 38 seconds later. O'Reilly hit the back of the net again in the second period to open up a three-goal frame for the Blues. Brayden Schenn and Oskar Sundqvist scored 59 seconds apart to boost the St. Louis lead to 4-1. The scoreboard didn't change during a quiet third period and the Blues escaped with a three-goal victory.

TURNING POINT
St. Louis started the second period with more fire than they brought to the opening period and it led to three pucks getting behind Marc-Andre Fleury. The Blues outshot Vegas 16-13 in the middle frame and built a lead that the home team couldn't surmount.

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Morning Skate Report: November 16, 2018

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Before heading back on the road for three games, the Vegas Golden Knights host the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. Friday at T-Mobile Arena.

NOTES
Vegas has won three games in a row at home including back-to-back shutouts.

The Golden Knights are 0-1-0 in Friday games this season.

LAST TIME OUT
Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena, the Golden Knights had one of their best efforts of the season in a 5-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks. Cody Eakin found the back of the net twice and Max Pacioretty recorded his first two assists of the campaign. It was a two-point game for Alex Tuch (1G, 1A) and Marc-Andre Fleury had a 29-save shutout.

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Golden Knights Fire On All Cylinders In 5-0 Win Vs. Ducks

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights notched their third consecutive win on home ice as they added an important win to their win column against the Anaheim Ducks, 5-0.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
The bulk of the first period passed without a goal before Alex Tuch cashed in on a rebound to put Vegas up 1-0. Tuch picked up right where he left off in the second period as he fed Cody Eakin on a two-on-one and lifted the Golden Knights to a 2-0 edge. Nick Holden scored his second goal of the season at 7:19 of the period before Eakin buried a shorthanded goal to put the Golden Knights ahead 4-0. In the third, Vegas kept firing and it led to Tomas Hyka's first goal of the season and Vegas went up 5-0.

TURNING POINT
The Golden Knights led 1-0 heading into the second period and needed to bring the energy into the middle frame. Vegas dominated the first half of that period as they increased their lead from 1-0 to 4-0 on two goals from Eakin and one from Holden. Holden's goal forced a goaltending changed for the rattled Ducks.

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Morning Skate Report: November 14, 2018

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

In their first home game in 11 days, the Vegas Golden Knights return to Pacific Division play as they meet the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.

NOTES
Wednesday's game is Vegas' first home game since Nov. 3 when they shutout the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0.

The Golden Knights are 4-2-1 at T-Mobile Arena this season.

STATE OF THE DIVISION
The Golden Knights haven't played a game against a divisional opponent since they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Vancouver Canucks on October 24. As it stands Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks have taken over first place in the Pacific with 23 points. The Canucks (22 points) and the Calgary Flames (21 points) aren't far behind San Jose for the division lead. The Edmonton Oilers (19 points) and the Anaheim Ducks (19 points) sit just outside the playoff picture with the Arizona Coyotes (17 points) only two points back of them. The Golden Knights (15 points) can tie the Coyotes for fifth in the division with a win against Anaheim and put themselves two points further ahead of the last-place Los Angeles Kings (11 points).

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Las Vegas Kids Try Hockey For First Time

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Hockey is unlike most other sports. It isn't easy to just pick it up and start playing.

To learn how to play soccer in its most basic form, you start by kicking a ball. Baseball? You start by playing catch.

It takes a lot more to learn how to play hockey. It takes learning the art of skating along with the skills necessary to play the game beyond just mobility on the ice. For some kids, that can be frustrating. But the only way to know how you feel about something is to try it.

On Saturday, November 10, kids in Las Vegas tried hockey for the first time through USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free event. More than 400 rinks across the country, including all three rinks in Las Vegas, hosted children ages 4-9 and provided equipment, ice time and coaching to show them what it's like to play hockey.

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Sled Hockey Growing In Popularity In Vegas

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights now have an official sled hockey team thanks to the support of Zappos.

NHL hockey is still relatively new to Las Vegas and the adaptive nature of sled hockey might be a foreign concept to the people of a city that have recently clung to the Golden Knights. The game is played just like the hockey the Golden Knights play with just a few changes.

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Zappos Becomes Presenting Sponsor Of The VGK Sled Hockey Team

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (November 12, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, November 12, that Zappos is now the presenting sponsor of the Vegas Golden Knights Sled Hockey Team. As the presenting sponsor, Zappos has pledged to support the team financially and cover the team's travel and equipment needs, as well as assist in fundraising efforts throughout the season.

Sled Hockey is a sit-down version of ice hockey for players whose disability prevents them from playing stand-up hockey. The Vegas Golden Knights Sled Hockey team has several upcoming tournaments and exhibitions, including during intermission of the Vegas Golden Knights/Anaheim Ducks game on Wednesday, November 14 at T-Mobile Arena. Additional tournaments and exhibitions can be found at the end of the release.

"We are proud to partner with Zappos on this important initiative that promotes inclusivity in our game," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "We cannot say enough about Zappos' service to our community and their exemplary commitment to the city of Las Vegas. Their support will help bring our sled hockey program to new levels."

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Golden Knights Finish Trip With 4-1 Loss In Boston

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

A four-game road trip came to an end Sunday night for the Vegas Golden Knights as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

HOW IT WENT DOWN

The Bruins got on the board early as Anders Bjork fed Danton Heinen on a 2-on-1 to get the scoring going. With less than three minutes to play in the first, a miscue from Malcolm Subban wound up behind him as Jeremy Lauzon scored. Brad Marchand scored a goal 58 seconds into the middle period to increase Boston's lead to 3-0, but Cody Eakin answered midway through the frame to cut the lead to 3-1. Late in the third, the Golden Knights took two penalties on the same shift, triggering a 5-on-3 for Boston. David Pastrnak scored on that power play to extend the Bruin lead to 4-1.

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Morning Skate Report: November 11, 2018

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights have to move on from their 5-4 loss to Montreal on Saturday as they book-end their four-game swing against the Boston Bruins at 4 p.m. PT Sunday at TD Garden. Fans can tune in on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.

NOTES
This is the last game of Vegas' four-game trip against Atlantic Division teams (1-2-0).

The Golden Knights are playing the second game of a back-to-back, as are the Bruins.

LAST TIME OUT
The Golden Knights saw firsthand how a hockey game can swing back-and-forth Saturday night in their 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Brad Hunt and Jonathan Marchessault scored in the first period for a 2-0 lead, but three-straight goals for Montreal gave them a 3-2 lead. After Alex Tuch tied the game, William Karlsson scored to put Vegas on top 4-3 but the Canadiens weren't finished, and they ultimately won the game 5-4 in regulation.

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Golden Knights Outlasted By Montreal in 5-4 Loss

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

In a back-and-forth affair, the Vegas Golden Knights came up a goal short in a 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
After an extended feeling-out process that saw 17 minutes pass without a goal, Brad Hunt capitalized on the power play to put Vegas on top 1-0 at 17:40. Only 57 seconds later, Jonathan Marchessault scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to bring the Golden Knights' lead to 2-0. In the second period, Montreal showed that it had regrouped well in the intermission as goals from Charles Hudon, Andrew Shaw and Jesperi Kotkaniemi turned the deficit into a 3-2 Canadiens lead in only 3:53. Before the close of the second period, Alex Tuch tracked down his own rebound and beat Antti Niemi to tie the game heading into the third.

William Karlsson scored Vegas' second power-play goal of the game early in the third for a 4-3 edge, but Shaw's second strike knotted the score at 4-4. With 7:43 to go, former Golden Knight Tomas Tatar banked the puck in to put Montreal on top 5-4.

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