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Golden Knights keep on rolling at home

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The Vegas Golden Knights seem to really enjoy playing home games at T-Mobile Arena; completely understandable, considering they've won eight straight games there.

The Golden Knights improved to 9-1-0 at home with a 5-4 overtime victory against the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Jonathan Marchessault scored at 1:21 of overtime for Vegas, which has the fewest home defeats of any team in the NHL and hasn't lost at its rink since a 6-3 win by the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 13.

The eight-game home winning streak matched the NHL record for longest by a team in its inaugural season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The 1917-18 Toronto Arenas went 8-0-0 from Dec. 21, 1917-Feb. 11, 1918.

The Golden Knights also have won four in a row and are one victory away from equaling their longest winning streak this season. When they won five straight from Oct. 15-27, they tied an NHL mark, set by the 1926-27 New York Rangers and tied by the 1979-80 Edmonton Oilers for longest by an League team in its inaugural season, according to Elias.

 

Big night at The Rock

Hockey Fights Cancer Night took on extra significance for the New Jersey Devils since Brian Boyle's diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia in September. With special guests in attendance, Boyle scored a big goal in a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. 

Video: Boyle shines on HFC Night, New York basks in OT wins

 

Sweater weather

The New York Rangers jerseys for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic have been revealed, and they are spectacular

 

Trickery from Tyler

On a night Jere Lehtinen's No. 26 was retired, Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin had a hat trick, the game-winner and his 200th career goal in a 6-4 win against the Calgary Flames

 

Mats all, folks!

Forward Mats Zuccarello ended the New York Rangers' game against the Red Wings in overtime with an impressive snipe, and the Rangers won 2-1. 

Video: DET@NYR: Zuccarello snipes homes wrister in overtime

 

Ovi and won with

The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's top team, and forward Alex Ovechkin climbed the League's all-time goals list in a 3-1 victory.  

 

Sid the magician

It doesn't matter where the puck is, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has a better chance than most of putting it in the net. This time, Crosby scored off the opposing goalie's stomach in a 4-3 loss against the Boston Bruins.

Video: PIT@BOS: Crosby fights to jam home the rebound

 

Fisch-ing out a win

The Arizona Coyotes got a game-winning goal from forward Christian Fischer to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime. The Coyotes have won four of their past five games.

 

Early stars

From young goalies to a young franchise, the NHL's first quarter has seen its share of breakouts. Dan Rosen chronicles the best performances of the young season so far. 

 

Golden Knights and Blue Men

The new guys on the strip, the Vegas Golden Knights, got a visit from a long-running desert act when Blue Man Group showed up, got the crowd going and made friends with some key members of the franchise. 

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