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Golden Knights make expansion history

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The Vegas Golden Knights know how to start a season.

A historic month for the NHL expansion team continued Sunday when the Golden Knights defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-1, to become the first team in the expansion era, and third in League history, to win four of its first five games in its inaugural season.

How's this for impressive company?

The Golden Knights joined the Montreal Canadiens (4-1-0 in 1917-18) and New York Rangers (4-1-0 in 1926-27) as the only franchises in NHL history to get four wins in the opening five games of their inaugural season, according to Elias. 

The Golden Knights, Canadiens, Rangers and 1967-68 Los Angeles Kings (3-0-2) are the only teams to get at least eight points through five games in their inaugural season.

On Sunday, it was goalie Malcolm Subban's turn to lift the Golden Knights. The brother of Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, Malcom won his Golden Knights debut against the team that cut him. 

NHL.com Staff Writer Lisa Dillman has the story on Subban.

 

First time for everything

There were other firsts in Las Vegas on Sunday. Vadim Shipachyov and Alex Tuch each scored his first NHL goal.

Video: Housley, Subban and Tuch earn 3 Stars honors

 

No. 1 is in the books for No. 6

Phil Housley, Hall of Fame defenseman, picked up his first win as a coach, guiding the Buffalo Sabres past the Anaheim Ducks.

 

Super company

Nikita Kucherov will look to stretch his season-opening goal-scoring streak to six games when the Tampa Bay Lighting play the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN1, TVA Sports, FS-D, SUN, NHL.TV). Three players in the past 30 years have scored a goal in at least six consecutive team games to begin a season -- Steve Yzerman for the 1988-89 Red Wings, Mario Lemieux for the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins and Keith Tkachuk for the 2008-09 St. Louis Blues. 

NHL.com Senior Writer Dan Rosen takes a look at the chemistry between Kucherov and teammate Steven Stamkos.

Video: STL@TBL: Kucherov beats Allen with quick backhander

 

Take that, Chicago

Bailey the Kings mascot, stuck it to a 'Cubs fan' after the Dodgers' MLB playoff win.

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