The Golden Knights are Stanley Cup playoff spectators, instead of participants for the first time in franchise history and are now in the process of self-reflection, as they begin what will be their longest offseason in existence. General Manager Kelly McCrimmon said in September of 2021 before training camp, that this was the best roster the VGK franchise had ever assembled.
After making the postseason in each of their first four years in existence, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final to cap a remarkable inaugural season, the Vegas Golden Knights are watching the playoffs this year.
The Golden Knights didn’t get much help from the rest of the league Tuesday night, with wins by Los Angeles and Nashville along with Vancouver earning a point in a shootout loss to Ottawa. This has been the story for the VGK for a few weeks now, who have won seven of their last eleven, but are farther away from a playoff spot than two weeks ago.
The Golden Knights loss to New Jersey Monday night is being looked at as one of the worst results of the season, after being unable to earn any points on home ice against the 27th ranked Devils. The 3-2 loss was Vegas’ second straight and third defeat in their last four games. Monday night proved to be a huge gut punch to a franchise on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time.
The Golden Knights are back at T-Mobile Arena Monday night for the start of their final regular season homestand, when they play host to the New Jersey Devils. The VGK are coming off their 7th shutout loss of the season, to put that in perspective, Vegas had only been blanked a combined 12 times in their first four seasons of the franchise. Not scoring goals this time of year is frustrating, but dropping points at this stage is downright devastating for a Golden Knights team currently on the outside of the playoff picture and on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time in team history.
The Golden Knights returned to the ice Tuesday morning at City National Arena, riding a five-game winning streak, and getting a bit of good news on the injury front. Max Pacioretty and captain Mark Stone were in full gear, skating on the B rink with backup goaltender Logan Thompson prior to the VGK practice.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Golden Knights had one more practice at their facility in Summerlin on Tuesday morning before flying to Seattle to begin a three game road trip in the Pacific Northwest with two games against the Kraken and one in Vancouver against the Canucks.
Henderson Silver Knights move into new arena, Dollar Loan Center
Updated: Mar. 28, 2022 at 4:35 PM PDT
By Kevin Bolinger
Henderson’s minor league hockey team, the Silver Knights, moved into the Dollar Loan Center on Monday and had their first practice on the ice.
Injuries have been the story of the Golden Knights season, but on Monday the team received some good news on two impact players. Robin Lehner and Brayden McNabb were both on the ice in a formal setting with the team for the first time in weeks.