Latest Vegas Golden Knights News

Golden Knights promote McCrimmon to GM, retain McPhee

May. 2, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Kelly McCrimmon took a phone call from George McPhee in July 2016, little did either one know how much their relationship would impact the National Hockey League and arguably one of the fastest growing professional sports cities in North America. Thursday the bond grew stronger....

Golden Knights ready to turn page, look toward next season

Apr. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' second postseason didn't last nearly as long as their first but general manager George McPhee said "there will be no pity parties" after the way it ended, and the team is already looking forward to next year. "We're going to take the rearview mirror out and move...

Vegas owner says NHL executive apologized for Game 7 penalty

Apr. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights said Thursday a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks. Owner Bill Foley said the call came the morning after Vegas lost 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night to end the...

Major penalty video review debate reignited in playoffs

Apr. 24, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas. Cody Eakin was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and injuring Joe Pavelski in the third period, and the Sharks...

Sharks rally after Pavelski's scary injury to make 2nd round

Apr. 24, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton gathered his teammates at the bench as a bloodied Joe Pavelski was taken off the ice after being knocked out on a hit and implored them to avenge their captain's injury by scoring three goals on the ensuing major penalty to erase a three-goal deficit. The San Jose...

San Jose scores 4 goals in 4 minutes, then wins Game 7 in OT

Apr. 24, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime. In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights will always lament the...

Disputed call sparks Sharks comeback and leaves Vegas angry

Apr. 24, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski's head slammed to the ice, blood pooling nearby after he took an awkward fall following cross-check by Cody Eakin. As Pavelski was helped to the locker room by his teammates, the officials huddled to decide what sort of punishment to dole out after not initially making...

Vegas coach Gallant calls Sharks counterpart a 'clown'

Apr. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The animosity between Vegas and San Jose spilled over to the coaches before Game 7. Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant called his counterpart Peter DeBoer a "clown" at the morning skate before Tuesday's decisive game in the first-round series. Gallant was upset that DeBoer had...

Steady Eddie: Healthy Vlasic helps Sharks reach Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks went off the rails a bit soon after shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hit with a puck that sidelined him for two-plus games. The fact that the tenor of their first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights has changed dramatically ever since Vlasic...

Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights. One day later, he clarified it wasn't necessarily a guarantee, but rather a vote...