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Gallant making most of chance to coach Golden Knights

Has expansion team atop NHL standings after Panthers fired him last season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gerard Gallant walked out of PNC Arena following a 5-1 victory for the Vegas Golden Knights against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday as the coach of the team with the most points in the NHL.

It was another mind-boggling moment in an inaugural season filled with them for the Golden Knights, who moved one point ahead of the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning into first place in the League with a 31-11-4 record and 66 points.

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Golden Knights defeat Hurricanes, sit atop NHL standings

Move one point ahead with win against Carolina

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Vegas Golden Knights moved into first place in the NHL standings with a 5-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Sunday.

Colin Miller had a goal and two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for the Golden Knights (31-11-4), who moved one point ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the most in the NHL. 

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Golden Knights at Hurricanes preview

Vegas can move into first place in NHL standings with win; Carolina tries for second victory in two nights

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (30-11-4) at HURRICANES (21-17-8)

6 p.m. ET; FS-CR, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Vegas Golden Knights can move into first place in the NHL standings with a win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Sunday.

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Panthers defeat Golden Knights in OT in Gallant's return

Ekblad scores game-winning goal, Reimer makes 33 saves

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Aaron Ekblad scored 40 seconds into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at BB&T Center on Friday.

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Golden Knights at Panthers preview

Gallant to coach first game vs. Florida at BB&T Center since being fired last season; Vegas can take over first place in NHL

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (30-11-3) at PANTHERS (18-19-6)

7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, TVA Sports, FS-F, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Gerard Gallant returns to face the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center for the first time Friday with the Vegas Golden Knights having a chance to take over first place in the NHL.

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Friday Four: Bruins keep on streaking

NHL Network analyst Weekes also discusses Avalanche, Golden Knights, Devils

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will bring you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Gallant happy in Vegas, has no hard feelings toward Panthers

Golden Knights coach, forwards Smith, Marchessault looking forward to homecoming

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said he has no hard feelings toward the Florida Panthers and is looking forward to returning to BB&T Center when his new team plays his former one on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, TVA Sports, FS-F, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).

Gallant, who was 96-65-25 in three seasons coaching the Panthers and guided them to first place in the Atlantic Division in 2015-16, was fired 22 games into last season on Nov. 27, 2016.

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Golden Knights handle Lightning in game between conference leaders

Fleury makes 28 saves, Vegas gets 30th win

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- The Vegas Golden Knights won their 30th game of the season, 4-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

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Golden Knights at Lightning preview

League-leading Tampa Bay back from break to play Vegas, which has best record in West

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (29-11-3) AT LIGHTNING (31-10-3)

7:30 p.m. ET, SUN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The League-leading Tampa Bay Lightning return from their five-day break to play the Vegas Golden Knights, who own the best record in the Western Conference, at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

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Lightning, Golden Knights brace for battle of NHL's best

League-leading Tampa Bay back from break to play Vegas, tops in Western Conference

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning returned from a five-day break on Wednesday preparing to play the Vegas Golden Knights, who have the best record in the Western Conference, on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; SUN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV).

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