Breaking down how James Neal has five goals in three games

James Neal has been the catalyst for the Golden Knights 3-0-0 start, scoring five goals to start the season. Neal only has 11 shots on goal this season giving him a 45.4 percent shooting percentage on the year. What’s been the key to Neal’s hot start? Largely being unaccounted for by opposing teams. His first…

Key Numbers: Golden Knights roll through Coyotes

Vegas got its first taste of major professional sports with a 5-2 thrashing of the Arizona Coyotes. The night started with a tremendous ceremony to honor the victims and first responders of the Las Vegas shooting and ended with the NHL’s newest team sitting at 3-0-0. "We talked about tonight being the most important game…

Key Numbers: Golden Knights power play struggles

The Golden Knights fell for the second straight time at home in the preseason, 4-2 to the Avalanche. The power play had issues, as Colorado nearly had more short handed goals than Vegas had power play goals. 1 Minute The Avalanche cashed in on two goals when the Golden Knights had players stuck on the…

Golden Knights facing disaster with local television deal

Earlier this year the Vegas Golden Knights announced a potentially problematic television partner in AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Formerly ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain). The issue stems from the channel’s availability in Las Vegas. Currently DirecTV offers AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain through a $13.99 a month sports package, but Cox, the largest cable provider in the…

Golden Knights first injury report: Nate Schmidt hurt his ankle

This season will be full of exciting firsts for the NHL’s newest organization. But with the season more than a month away, the Golden Knights have a first that isn’t very fun. Defenseman Nate Schmidt has an ankle injury that could limit his availability for training camp. VGK spokesman on @nateschmidt29 ankle injury severity and…

Golden Knights to appear on national television five times this season

The NHL is ready to showcase its newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, who will appear on national television five times this season. Vegas will get more national airtime than 16 other NHL teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, who are led by last season’s Hart Memorial Trophy winner Connor McDavid. All of the Golden Knights…

Golden Knights Ready To Deal Ahead Of NHL Draft

Vegas is ready to deal. George McPhee, the expansion Golden Knights’ general manager, had such a busy week of trade talks at the NHL’s pre-draft combine in Buffalo that he anticipates formally announcing several trades within the next few days. “We’re far enough along with a few teams that my plan is to sit on…

Golden Knights Sign Third Player

Czech forward Tomas Hyka is the third player to sign with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights announced the one-year, entry-level deal Thursday. The 24-year-old Hyka was a sixth-round pick by Los Angeles in 2012, but he never signed with the Kings. After playing junior hockey in Quebec, he has spent the past…

Golden Knights Make TV Deal; Not Available Locally

The Vegas Golden Knights have reached a deal to partner with ROOT SPORTS, which is owned by AT&T. It's a large regional sports network mostly based in the west. The network is not currently available to Cox or Century Link customers in southern Nevada. Owner Bill Foley said he wants to make fans of people…

Golden Knights Have An Affiliate

The Vegas Golden Knights, now have an official AHL affiliate. The team has entered into a multi-year deal with the Chicago Wolves. This makes the Wolves the primary affiliate of the Golden Knights. Under the terms of the agreement Vegas will be able to transfer players from Chicago during the 2017-2018 season.