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Golden Knights Top Panthers With 6-5 Shootout Win

Vegas pulls through in final match of four-game homestand

by Riley Horan @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Golden Knights defeated the Florida Panthers, 6-5, in a shootout after a back-and-forth affair Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena.

HOW IT WENT DOWN
Just 3:09 into the first period, Paul Stastny got the puck in front of the Panthers net on an offensive zone draw and fired home the first goal of the night to give Vegas a 1-0 lead. However, the Panthers scored three times in a 4:25 span, including a pair of power-play goals from Mike Hoffman, to put the Golden Knights down 3-1 at the end of the first.

At 7:40 of the second frame, Jonathan Marchessault fed the puck to Reilly Smith who went between the legs to bring Vegas within a goal. Jon Merrill tied it up with his third of the season when he took a shot from the point off a pass from Shea Theodore. The Golden Knights took the lead with a marker from Colin Miller, but Aleksander Barkov shoved in a rebound to retie it at 4-4.

Florida regained the lead early in the third with a goal from Jonathan Huberdeau before Reilly Smith scored his second of the night by shooting it past Luongo's shoulder to send the game to overtime, 5-5. After a scoreless overtime period, Theodore scored the only goal of the shootout to secure the 6-5 Golden Knights victory.

TURNING POINT
Reilly Smith's late goal in the third kept Vegas in the game to force overtime.

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Morning Skate Report: February 28, 2019

Golden Knights aim for second straight win at home vs. Florida

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights will close out the month of February as they face the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Thursday at T-Mobile Arena. Fans can catch the action on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.

NOTES
Vegas will conclude its four-game set at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday against the Panthers.

The Golden Knights posted a record of 4-7-1 in February but can add a win to that mark against Florida.

Fans should be aware that the NASCAR Hauler Parade will begin at 6 p.m. and will increase traffic on Las Vegas Blvd. Fans should expect heavy traffic on and around Las Vegas Blvd. from 5:45-6:45 p.m. and might consider alternate routes to T-Mobile Arena.

LAST TIME OUT
Max Pacioretty scored two goals as the Golden Knights skated past the Dallas Stars, 4-1, Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. Nate Schmidt and Brayden McNabb collected empty-net goals in the third period while Marc-Andre Fleury won his 30th game of the season. Mark Stone was +1 with six shots in his first game as a Golden Knight.

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Development Camp pres by City National Bank Blog: Paul Cotter - Day 1

The fourth round draft pick from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft will be sharing his experience during the Golden Knights development camp.

by Paul Cotter @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Since being drafted this weekend, everything's been a little bit of a blur. From the point I heard my name called at the draft in Dallas to the moment I stepped off the ice today for the first time wearing a Golden Knights jersey, just a blur. Two years ago, I didn't have a team to play on and this week I'm skating in Vegas as part of a professional organization. The whole feeling of getting drafted, it's beyond words. It's so hard to really express it.

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Fleury Passes Neuropsychology Test, Skates On Sunday

The Golden Knights' goalie has been out with a concussion since October 13.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

With each slide and shuffle through the goal crease on Sunday morning, the fortunes of the Golden Knights seemed to improve.

In the moments following the conclusion of Sunday's morning skate at City National Arena, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury took the ice in full equipment and began taking shots. Out with a concussion since October 13, it was Fleury's second straight day practicing in full equipment.

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Golden Knights Announce Clark W. And Cousin Eddie Holiday Ticket Packages

The packages, which start at $399 for mezzanine seats, each feature two tickets to three different Golden Knights games and a $50 food & beverage credit to be used at T-Mobile Arena for Golden Knights games.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

 

VEGAS (November 30, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz announced today, November 30, that due to high demand for "Naughty and Nice" Holiday Packages, new "Clark W. and Cousin Eddie" Holiday Packages are now also on sale.

The packages, which start at $399 for mezzanine seats, each feature two tickets to three different Golden Knights games and a $50 food & beverage credit to be used at T-Mobile Arena for Golden Knights games.

"We received an overwhelming response to the 'Naughty and Nice' Holiday Packages from our fans, and we're excited to add secondary 'Clark W. and Cousin Eddie' packages to give even more people the opportunity to take in Golden Knights hockey at T-Mobile Arena this season," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz.

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Golden Knights Announce Lineup Vs. LA, Roster Transactions

Tuesday's game will be the team's first-ever at T-Mobile Arena

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (September 25, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, September 25, the following roster transactions:

Jake Bischoff, Oscar Dansk, Keegan Kolesar, Maxime Lagace and Tyler Wong have been released from Vegas Golden Knights training camp and will join the Chicago Wolves training camp.

Jake Leschyshyn has also been released from Vegas Golden Knights training camp and has rejoined his junior team.

McPhee also announced the team's roster for their upcoming home game vs. the Los Angeles Kings. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena. The game will air on AT&T SportsNet with Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy and will also have radio coverage on Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM with Dan D'Uva. Please note the roster is subject to change.

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Hall Of Famer Lanny McDonald Excited By Golden Knights Arrival

The former Calgary Flames captain attended the team's #VGKRoadTrip stop in Whitefish, Montana

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

In the moments before the #VGKRoadTrip's on-ice clinic got underway in Whitefish, Montana last Wednesday, there was a buzz around the lobby of the Stumptown Ice Den.

In this authentic mountain-themed ice rink - help built by Golden Knights senior vice president Murray Craven, coincidentally - the halls were starting to get crowded.

Perhaps overcrowded.

It's not every day that two active NHL players come to tiny Whitefish to skate with the areas youth hockey players, after all.

As Alex Tuch and Jake Bischoff arrived, as the crowds accumulated, as Murray Craven reveled in the franchise he's so passionate about visiting the town he's so passionate about, a good amount of chatter was being dedicated to an elderly man who arrived with one of the most perfect mustaches you could ever see.

"Oh wait, that's Lanny McDonald," one guy whispered to his friend.

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Vegas Acquires 2018 Fifth-Round Pick From Carolina For Marcus Kruger

Kruger was acquired by the Golden Knights on July 2 from the Chicago Blackhawks

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (July 4, 2017) -  Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 4, that the team has acquired a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Marcus Kruger. Kruger was acquired by the Golden Knights on July 2 from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for future considerations.
 

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Get To Know Central Scouting's Top 10 Prospects

The Golden Knights will pick No. 6 overall at the 2017 NHL Draft

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Entering the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo this week, the Golden Knights will begin the team's final push toward the first Entry Draft in team history.

Scheduled for June 23-24 in Chicago, the Golden Knights will pick No. 6 overall in the first round, and are currently scheduled to pick once in each of the draft's seven rounds.

RELATED: Update on Golden Knights' search for broadcasters

Heading into the NHL Draft, here is a countdown of the players Central Scouting has ranked 1-10.

1. Nolan Patrick

Position: Center

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 198

Date of Birth: September 19, 1998

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, CAN

Current Team: Brandon Wheat Kings

Often a linemate of Reid Duke, Patrick has ridden the No. 1 ranking throughout the 2016-17 season, despite injuries limiting him to only 33 games. Although he doesn't have the game-breaking speed of other recent No. 1 picks, his all-around acumen is unquestioned, as is the likelihood that he'll play in the NHL next season. Projects as a franchise center.

2016-17 Stats

Games Played: 33
Goals: 20
Assists: 26
Points: 46
Penalty Minutes: 36

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Foley's Roots In Rocky Mountain Region An Influence On Team's TV Deal

The team's partnership with ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain will bring the Golden Knights to Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and parts of California and Arizona

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Bill Foley has roots all over the United States.

The Golden Knights' chairman and CEO spent most of his childhood in West Texas. His business career flourished in Jacksonville, Fla., where one of his primary non-hockey ventures, Fidelity National Financial, has been located.

The 72-year-old attended colleges in New York and the state of Washington, has wineries in Napa Valley and even spent part of his childhood in Canada, when his father was stationed in Ottawa with the U.S. Air Force.

RELATED: Bubolz updates team's search for broadcasters

For the past 20 years, Foley has also spent a significant amount of time in Montana.

With one of his primary residences in Whitefish, Mont., Foley, as well as anyone involved with the NHL, understands this region.

This is what has influenced Foley to believe that his NHL team, even though primarily belonging to the people of Las Vegas, could also become "the team of the Rockies."

The first major step in transforming Foley's belief from a notion into something notable came on Tuesday, when the team signed a television partnership with ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain.

Through this partnership, all Golden Knights games will have the opportunity to be watched locally by all of Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and portions of California and Arizona.

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