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Golden Knights 6, Canadiens 3: 3 Takeaways

Reilly Smith's two goals pace Vegas; Golden Knights tie record for most home wins (22) by an expansion team.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

There was no fooling around in this one.

The Golden Knights raced out of the gates with three goals in the game's opening 10 minutes, en route to a 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The star for Vegas was Reilly Smith, who finished with two goals and extended his points streak to seven games. The milestone tonight is that the Golden Knights equaled the 1979-80 Hartford Whalers for most home wins (22) in a season by a first year team.

Vegas also improved to 39-15-4, passing the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the NHL standings.

Here are three takeaways from today's game.

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Lawless And Order: February 17 Edition

Gary Lawless explores all topics, including the rise of Tomas Nosek and Ryan Carpenter.

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Health. It's the new NHL trade deadline buzzword and it's quite applicable in Vegas.

Golden Knights GM George McPhee got a boost to his lineup earlier this week when Tomas Nosek returned. And with defensemen Luca Sbisa and Jon Merrill cleared to play and Will Carrier not too far off - McPhee and head coach Gerard Gallant are about to have lots of options and decisions where their lineup is concerned.

Nosek's return gave the Golden Knights an injection of size, speed and smarts. He works very well with center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare both in five-on-five and penalty killing situations. They have developed ESP type chemistry. Ryan Carpenter has found a nice spot on the other wing of this line and has four goals in his last six games. 

Gallant has had the luxury of using his fourth line as much as 13 minutes per game of late which coupled with the offensive production - they've chipped in five goals in the last six games - is a huge advantage for the coach.

When Carrier gets healthy - Vegas will have options. Carrier works well with Bellemare and likes to bang on the forecheck. He's a useful player. 

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Canadiens At Golden Knights: 3 Keys To The Game

Today's game starts at 4:00 PM (PT). It can be seen on AT&T SportsNet. This is Cox channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD), DIRECTV channel 684, U-verse channels 757 (SD) and 1757 (HD), and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD).

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

It's a rare opportunity for the Golden Knights.

In a stretch where Vegas plays seven straight games at home and nine out of 10, tonight is its third straight game against a team that probably won't make the playoffs. Of the six remaining home games on this stretch, five of them are against teams currently outside the playoffs.

With the Golden Knights riding high at 21-4-2 at home, this is a chance to put some distance between themselves and the pack in the Western Conference.

So far, the 38-15-4 Golden Knights are 2-1-0 in this stretch, and will next meet the 22-28-7 Montreal Canadiens.

Today's game starts at 4:00 PM (PT).

Here are three keys to the game.

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Golden Knights 4, Oilers 1: 3 Takeaways

Golden Knights get goals from four different goal scorers, clinch winning record at T-Mobile Arena this season.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

This might sound crazy.

If the Golden Knights lost EVERY home game for the rest of the season, they would still finish with more wins than losses at T-Mobile Arena this season.

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That's what tonight's 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers accomplished.

It improved the Golden Knights to a startling 21-4-2 at home this season, and 38-15-4 for the season. Vegas is also just one win from clinching a .500 record for the season.

With two months left in the season, these milestones are all foregone conclusions. In the meantime, the Golden Knights continue to have a large lead atop the Pacific Division, and remain in first place in the Western Conference.

Here are three takeaways from tonight's game.

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Reid Duke Assigned To AHL's Chicago Wolves

Duke was signed as a free agent in March 2017.

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 15, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, February 15, the following roster transaction: the team has assigned forward Reid Duke to the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

Duke became the first player in team history to sign with the Golden Knights on March 6. He was injured in training camp and was recently cleared to return to play. During the 2016-17 campaign with the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings, Duke finished with 71 points (37 G, 34 A) to go with 81 penalty minutes in 59 games. As a junior, he compiled 254 points (115 G, 139 A) to go with 329 penalty minutes in 311 games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes (2011-14) and the Wheat Kings (2014-17). The native of Calgary, Alberta was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round (169th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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Golden Knights To Host You Can Play Night

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, or "The Center," will attend the game, and a special PSA from player ambassador Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will be played in-arena during Thursday's game against the Oilers.

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 15, 2018) - In support of Hockey Is For Everyone Month, the Vegas Golden Knights will host You Can Play Night tonight, February 15, when the Golden Knights face the Edmonton Oilers at 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena.

You Can Play is a social activism campaign dedicated to the eradication of homophobia in sports, centered on the slogan, "If you can play, you can play." 

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, or "The Center," will attend the game, and a special PSA from player ambassador Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will be played in-arena.

 

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Oilers At Golden Knights: 3 Keys To The Game

Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM (PT). It can be seen on AT&T SportsNet. This is Cox channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD), DIRECTV channel 684, U-verse channels 757 (SD) and 1757 (HD), and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD).

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Tonight's contest at T-Mobile Arena faced two teams heading in the opposite direction.

The 37-15-4 Golden Knights, first in the Western Conference and coming off a thrilling comeback win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, against the 23-28-4 Edmonton Oilers, who have lost four straight games and are 16 points out of a playoff spot.

Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM at T-Mobile Arena.

Here are three keys to the game.

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Golden Knights 5, Blackhawks 2: 3 Takeaways

Golden Knights score four in third, come back and stun Blackhawks.

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Golden Knights lost 4-1 on Sunday. Tonight, they trailed 2-1 through two periods.

The mood was down, the outlook was bleak. It looked as if Vegas was about to lose for the third time in its last four games.

And then the third period happened.

The Golden Knights roared back in the final period to score four goals and stun the Blackhawks, 5-2, at T-Mobile Arena. The victory not only completed a three-game season series sweep of Chicago, it also improved Vegas to 37-15-4 for the season, which remains first in the Western Conference.

Here are three takeaways from tonight's game.

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Blackhawks At Golden Knights: 3 Keys To The Game

Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM (PT). It can be seen on AT&T SportsNet. This is Cox channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD), DIRECTV channel 684, U-verse channels 757 (SD) and 1757 (HD), and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD).

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

This is not how it was supposed to be when the Chicago Blackhawks arrived at T-Mobile Arena in February.

The Blackhawks, three-time Stanley Cup winners in this decade and the model NHL franchise, were supposed to be in first place. As usual.

The Golden Knights, the expansion upstarts, were supposed to be outside the playoff picture. As expansion teams usually are.

Instead the roles have been reversed.

The Golden Knights (36-15-4) lead the Pacific Division, while the Blackhawks (24-24-8) are last in the Central Division, 10 points out of a playoff spot.

Although both are coming into tonight following disappointing losses - Vegas fell to Philadelphia, 4-1, on Sunday and Chicago was thumped by the last place Arizona Coyotes last night, 6-1.

Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM at T-Mobile Arena.

Here are three keys to the game.

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Knights, Clark County School District Announce Hockey Academy Program

The team and Clark County School District will bring street hockey to Clark County middle schools in partnership with NV Energy and the National Hockey League through the Golden Knights Hockey Academy Program.

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 12, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz announced in a press conference today, February 12, the team and Clark County School District will bring street hockey to Clark County middle schools in partnership with NV Energy and the National Hockey League through the Golden Knights Hockey Academy Program.

"This partnership is a great opportunity to help grow youth hockey and create excitement for the sport among middle schoolers in Clark County," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "We want to thank our partners at Clark County School District, NV Energy, NHL and the NHL Players' Association for helping make this program possible."

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