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Seattle Kraken vs. Detroit Red Wings - NHL (12/1/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
After picking a hard-earned win, on the road, on Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings have a quick turnaround as they get set to welcome the expansion Seattle Kraken for the first time into Motown on Wednesday night. The Red Wings went into Boston to take on the Bruins on Tuesday, looking to avenge their rough 5-1 loss in their last trip to the TD Garden. Watch the Detroit Red Wings on DirecTV StreamWhile the Seattle Kraken are playing nowhere near the success rate the Vegas Golden Knights had in their first year in the NHL back in 2017-18, the new kids on the block have started to find their footing. Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWhat: NHL HockeyWho: Seattle Kraken (8-13-1) vs Detroit Red Wings (11-9-3)When: Wednesday, December 1Time: 7:30 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NHL standings and results on NHL.commlive.com
Red Wings’ defensive woes continue as skid reaches three with loss in Vegas
The Detroit Red Wings’ defensive issues continued Thursday during what has been a miserable road trip. The Vegas Golden Knights scored four goals in the second period and went on to defeat Detroit 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena. The Red Wings (8-9-2) embarked on the trip with some momentum, having won four of five. The Red Wings had a strong first period, outshooting Vegas 13-8, but the frame ended scoreless. The Red Wings played catch-up the rest of the way.mlive.com
Dylan Larkin back at practice as Red Wings prepare for Vegas
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin joined his teammates on the ice for the morning skate today at T-Mobile Arena prior to tonight’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights (10 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). Larkin was removed from Tuesday’s 5-2 loss at Dallas after the second period due to COVID protocol. The Red Wings (8-8-2) will try to snap a two-game losing streak on the third stop of this four-game trip. They defeated the Golden Knights (9-7-0) 5-2 on Nov. 7 at Little Caesars Arena. More: Red Wings focus on D-zone coverage, limiting easy chancesmlive.com
Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights - NHL (11/18/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
The Detroit Red Wings are looking to get back on the winning track when they head a little further out west on Thursday night, as they take on the Vegas Golden Knights in a battle between two teams hovering around the .500 mark. The Red Wings are now back to .500 at 8-8-2 on the season. Watch the Detroit Red Wings on DirecTV StreamMany were picking Vegas to be the solidified no. These two teams met over a week ago in Detroit, with the Wings coming away with a 5-2 win. Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWho: Detroit Red Wings (8-8-2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (9-7-0)When: Thursday, November 18Time: 10:00 p.m.mlive.com
Dylan Larkin returns to lineup for Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin returned to the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Little Caesars Arena after missing three games due to undisclosed personal reasons. The Red Wings went 1-2-0 without Larkin, who has three goals and five assists in eight games. Defenseman Gustav Lindstrom also returned to the lineup after missing six games with a lower-body injury. To make room on the 23-man roster, the Red Wings were expected to reassign Joe Veleno to the Grand Rapids Griffins. More: Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond continue having huge impact for Red Wingsmlive.com
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Detroit Red Wings - NHL (11/7/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
The Detroit Red Wings have a quick turnaround after their meeting with the Buffalo Sabres as they return to Motown on Sunday night to take on the Vegas Golden Knights for the first time in almost two years. The Red Wings were able to snap their four-game losing skid when they took on the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/yJkDR5CGCE — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 7, 2021Detroit moves back to .500 after losing their last three games in regulation, and also picks up their first against an Atlantic Division opponent. The last time the Wings and Golden Knights was in Detroit during the 2019-20 season, when Detroit beat Vegas 3-2 back on Nov. 10, 2019. Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWhat: NHL HockeyWho: Vegas Golden Knights (6-5-0) vs. Detroit Red Wings (5-5-2)When: Sunday, November 7Time: 6:00 p.m.mlive.com
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche - NHL (10/26/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
On Tuesday, two of the most talented lineups in the Western Conference get set for a Mile High showdown, as the Colorado Avalance and Vegas Golden Knights try to move past their early season struggles. The Avalanche were projected by many as the team to beat in the Central Division. After beating the newest franchise in the league, the Seattle Kraken, on opening night, the Golden Knights have also been unable to put games into the win column. What: NHL HockeyWho: Vegas Golden Knights (1-4) vs. Colorado Avalanche (2-3)When: Tuesday, October 26Time: 8:00 p.m. ETWhere: Ball Arena (Denver, Colo.)Channel: ESPNStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamCheck out the NHL standings and results heremlive.com
Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden Knights - Kraken’s First Game (10/12/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
History will be made on the opening night of the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, as the newest franchise in the league meets one of the more recently added franchises, when the Seattle Kraken head to Sin City to meet with the Vegas Golden Knights. With a lot of excitement, fanfare, merchandise sales and a little bit of expectations on-ice, the Kraken are set to begin their inaugural season in the league. After the Expansion Draft this past offseason, many are excited to see how this team will perform on the ice. However, since that magical season, the Golden Knights have been unable to make it back to the championship series, including losing in back-to-back semifinals. What: NHL HockeyWho: Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden KnightsWhen: Tuesday, October 12Time: 10:15 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens (6/24/21) - Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 6) | Channel, Stream, Time
On Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to stun the hockey world, again, as they are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals after beating the Vegas Golden Knights in game five. After Vegas tied the series in Montreal, the team was ready to go for game five at home, and had some good chances on the Canadiens’ Carey Price early. It is crunch time for the Golden Knights, as they look to avoid being knocked out in the semifinals for the second year in a row. Or go with Lehner, who stole the show in his lone start in game four? What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (4) Montreal Canadiens (Canadiens lead 3-2)When: Thursday, June 24Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights (6/22/21) -- Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 5) | Channel, Stream
The semifinal series between the Vegas Golden Knights and underdog Montreal Canadiens is down to a best-of-three after the Golden Knights needed an overtime win in game four to even the series at two games apiece. However, their offense was stymied by Golden Knights’ goaltender Robin Lehner, who was making only his second start of the postseason. Vegas would tie the game after Brayden McNabb potted his first of the playoffs in the third, forcing overtime for the second game in a row. Then, just over a minute into the extra frame, Nicolas Roy scored his fourth of the playoffs to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 win. What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Vegas Golden Knights (Series tied 2-2)When: Tuesday, June 22Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens (6/20/21) -- Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 4) | Channel, Stream, Time
The semifinal series shifted north of the border on Friday night, and for the Vegas Golden Knights, it looked they had game three in hand against the Montreal Canadiens. That was, until one of the worst playoff gaffes ever helped turn the game around, helping Montreal take a 2-1 series lead. In front of 3,500 fans at Centre Bell, the Canadiens looked to ride the wave of support from the home crowd. The Golden Knights, up until the third, were dominating the contest, outshooting the Habs by a ridiculous 30-8 margin. What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (4) Montreal Canadiens (Canadiens lead 2-1)When: Sunday, June 20Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens (6/18/21) -- Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 3) | Channel, Stream, Time
The semifinal matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights heads north of the border for game three on Friday, with the series a brand new one after the Canadiens victory in game two. Montreal knew they were in tough heading in game two, knowing another loss could put them behind the 8-ball. However, unlike game one, Montreal struck first after Joel Armia potted his fifth goal of the playoffs to give the Habs their first lead of the series. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Paul Byron extended the Canadiens’ lead to three with a goal early in the second, but Vegas battled back. What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (4) Montreal Canadiens (Series tied 1-1)When: Friday, June 18Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights (6/16/21) -- Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 2) | Channel, Stream, Time
Yet, despite the Golden Knights picking up a 4-1 win in game one, the Canadiens certainly showed that they can take the play to the favored Knights. The Habs outshot the Golden Knights 12-8 in the opening period, but trailed after 20 minutes. Watch the Stanley Cup Semifinals on FuboTV (7-day free trial)After Shea Theodore scored in the first period, Alec Martinez made it 2-0 Golden Knights early in the second. Despite playing in a full arena for the first time all season, and being heavily outmatched on paper, the Habs showed they were not intimidated by the Golden Knights. What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Vegas Golden KnightsWhen: Wednesday, June 16Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights (6/14/21) -- Stanley Cup Semifinals (Game 1) | Channel, Stream, Time
The Stanley Cup Semifinals are finally here, and one of the matchups sees one team expected to be playing this time of year, the other...not so much. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Where Montreal is the surprise participant in this series, the Vegas Golden Knights certainly are not. The Golden Knights dominated the majority of the final four games of the series, knocking off the Avs in six. Jonathan Marchessault was one of the big-time players in the series for the Golden Knights. What: Stanley Cup SemifinalsWho: (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Vegas Golden KnightsWhen: Monday, June 14Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights (6/10/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (R2, G6) | Channel, Stream, Time
After a big come-from-behind win on Tuesday night, the Vegas Golden Knights have a chance to eliminate the President’s Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Then, the Golden Knights came to life. It is deja vu for the Avalanche heading back to Sin City. This year, they have the daunting task of forcing a game seven by winning in Las Vegas, where the Golden Knights have dominated this series. What: NHL West Division FinalsWho: (1) Colorado Avalanche vs. (2) Vegas Golden KnightsWhen: Thursday, June 10Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche (6/8/21) -- Stanley Cup Finals (G2, G5) | Channel, Stream, Time
After the Colorado Avalanche took the first two games of the series in Denver, the Vegas Golden Knights were able to turn things around with a pair of wins in their home barn. The Golden Knights seemed in trouble, down 2-0 heading back to Nevada for game three, despite playing well in an overtime loss in game two. However, the Golden Knights rode that excellent play onto home ice, dominating the President’s Trophy-winning Avalanche. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)In game four, the Golden Knights arguably played their best game of the playoffs. What: NHL West Division FinalsWho: (2) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (1) Colorado Avalanche (Series tied 2-2)When: Tuesday, June 8Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs up 2-0 in series vs. Knights
Mikko Rantanen scored a power-play goal 2:07 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer outdueled fellow Vezina Trophy finalist Marc-Andre Fleury and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs up 2-0 in series vs. Knights
Mikko Rantanen found himself in the middle of an on-ice swarm from teammates after scoring the winner. Wonderful and all, but he wanted to make sure the real star of the show received his fair share of the credit, too — goaltender Philipp Grubauer. Rantanen scored a power-play goal 2:07 into overtime, Grubauer outdueled fellow Vezina Trophy finalist Marc-Andre Fleury and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche (6/2/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (R2, G2) | Channel, Stream, Time
The series between the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights was lauded as one of the best series to watch for in these playoffs. However, after game one, the Golden Knights seemed to be a little out of their element. Heading into Sunday, they were less than 48 hours removed from winning game seven of their opening round series against the Minnesota Wild. Expect to see a refreshed Golden Knights team in game two. What: NHL West Division FinalsWho: (2) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (1) Colorado Avalanche (Avalanche lead 1-0)When: Wednesday, June 2Time: 10:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/28/21) -- Stanley Cup Finals (R1, G7) | Channel, Stream, Time
Just a few days ago, the Minnesota Wild trailed the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in their best-of-seven series, and it looked like Vegas was going to clinch the series on home ice. However, Minnesota rallied to win games five and six to force a deicing game seven on Friday night. The Wild won game five off the pads of goaltender Cam Talbot. The Golden Knights outshot the Wild 40-14, but Talbot stood tall, only allowing two goals. What: NHL West Division PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Series tied 3-3)When: Friday, May 28Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/24/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 5) | Channel, Stream, Time
The way game one ended up between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Minnesota Wild, an overtime victory for the Wild, many thought the series would be tight all the way through possibly seven games. Yet, as the series heads back to the strip for game five, the Golden Knights have a stranglehold on the series. Watch the Stanley Cup Finals on FuboTV (7-day free trial)After winning game two, Vegas came back with a pair of wins in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Now, the series heads back to Las Vegas with the Golden Knights one win away from a second round meeting with the President Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche. What: NHL West Division PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Knights lead 3-1)When: Monday, May 24Time: 10:30 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Minnesota Wild vs. Vegas Golden Knights (5/18/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 2) | Channel, Stream, Time
The first three games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs went to overtime this past weekend. The third of those was an exciting, yet extremely tight battle between the Minnesota Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights. The game was scoreless through 60 minutes, with the Wild coming out victorious in overtime. The Wild, while giving up the majority of the shots, did not allow many high-danger scoring chances for the Golden Knights. What: NHL PlayoffsWho: (3) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) Vegas Golden Knights (Wild leads 1-0)When: Tuesday, May 18Time: 10:00 PM ETWhere: T-Mobile Arena (Paradise, Nev.)Channel: NBC Sports NetworkStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)mlive.com
Max Pacioretty, Kyle Connor highlight ex-Michigan players in NHL playoffs
The NHL playoffs begin Saturday with the usual 16 teams making the field, albeit with a slightly different format this year. Looking for some Michigan flavor to root for with the Red Wings missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year? Here is the full list:Forward Max Pacioretty, Vegas Golden KnightsPacioretty continues to be one of the top goal-scorers in the NHL. The Golden Knights finished tied with Colorado for the most points in the NHL but finished second in the division. The 2013 second-round pick had 19 points in 2021 and has 109 in 271 career games.mlive.com
How to watch Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche (5/12/21) -- NHL | Channel, Stream, Time
With the end of the regular season in sight, the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche will meet in Denver. The Avs have 78 points, two points behind the Knights, who are currently the top team in the league. Stream NHL Live on ESPN+The Knights play their regular season finale on Wednesday night as well, playing the San Jose Sharks. 1 spot in the division, and clinch the President’s Trophy as the best team in the regular season. What: NHL HockeyWho: Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado AvalancheWhen: Wednesday, May 12Time: 9:00 PM ETWhere: Ball Arena (Denver, Co.)mlive.com
Avs beat Golden Knights 3-2 in delayed Lake Tahoe game
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) races for the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of of Outdoor Lake Tahoe NHL hockey game at Stateline, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))STATELINE, Nev. – Nathan MacKinnon scored a dazzling goal more than nine hours after assisting on another to highlight a most unusual and lengthy outdoor game at Lake Tahoe that the Colorado Avalanche won 3-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Although it’s fair to say that none of those had the picturesque setting of this rink located on the 18th fairway of a golf course on the shores of Lake Tahoe and surrounded by trees with snow-covered mountains towering in the background. Fleury made 36 saves for Vegas and fell to 0-3 in three career outdoor game starts. AdPART 1The Avs controlled the play under the sun, getting an early goal from Girard and outshooting Vegas 17-8 in the first 20 minutes.
Bright sun, poor ice delay outdoor NHL game at Lake Tahoe
Members of the Colorado Avalanche, in white, and the Vegas Golden Knights, red play during the first period of the Outdoor Lake Tahoe NHL hockey game in Stateline, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli))STATELINE, Nev. – The setting was spectacular but the ice conditions were far from it, leading to a more than eight-hour delay between the first and second period of the outdoor game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche at Lake Tahoe. The NHL decided to halt the game Saturday afternoon because bright sun and temperatures hovering around freezing led to poor ice conditions that had players and officials repeatedly falling because of holes on the ice. AdBut the delay didn't alter Bettman's commitment to outdoor games, even in unconventional settings outside of a stadium venue like Lake Tahoe. Both teams were unable to practice on the specially built outdoor rink before Saturday's Vegas-Colorado game because of the ice conditions.
Tahoe setting is 'mic drop' moment for outdoor NHL games
Workers put the finishing touches on the temporary ice rink, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, built at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, that will host two NHL games, this weekend at Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)STATELINE, Nev. – Some players snapped pictures of Lake Tahoe and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains as they came out for their first look at the picturesque outdoor rink that will host a pair of NHL games this weekend. This is a drop the mic type outdoor rink. The guys really, really enjoyed it today. The only thing we’re missing is fans.”AdWith the COVID-19 pandemic limiting attendance at games, the NHL took the opportunity to hold a pair of outdoor games at a unique setting unlike the 30 previous outdoor games at stadiums.
The Latest: NHL says Tomas Nosek of Vegas out with COVID
Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrates after defenseman Zach Whitecloud, left, scored against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NHL says Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek has tested positive for COVID-19 after he was removed from playing in a 5-4 win over Anaheim on Tuesday night. The NHL says the Golden Knights home game against the Ducks remains scheduled for Thursday, pending test results of players and staff on both teams. In other coronavirus pandemic developments, Minnesota forward Victor Rask was added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list. The Wild now have 13 players on the list, with their games postponed through at least Saturday.
The Latest: Rice delays men's basketball series with N Texas
(AP Photo/John Locher)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___As an extra precaution, Rice is delaying its upcoming home-and-home men’s basketball series with North Texas by one day. Friday’s game is at Rice and will not be open to the public in accordance with the university’s COVID-19 mitigation policies. The development comes a day after the Riveters were not allowed to play their game against the Buffalo Beauts. This provides teams a two-day break as there were no games scheduled for Friday. ___The Vegas Golden Knights’ game against the St. Louis Blues scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed.
Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout
CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were without their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns. The Golden Knights were 1 for 6 with a man advantage and are 3 of 26 (11.5%) this season.
NHL pulls microchipped 'tracking' pucks 6 days into season
(AP Photo/John Locher)The NHL is temporarily ditching microchipped pucks six days into the season after concerns were raised about their performance. The first 44 games this season were played with the “tracking” pucks that players and coaches could tell were a little off. The NHL expects new tracking pucks to be available soon and put back into play after undergoing testing. It's unclear exactly when puck tracking will return or when stats like players' skating speed will be available to the public. But sitting here right now, I couldn’t I couldn’t give you exact timelines.”___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Engelland latest NHL veteran retiring before 2021 season
FILE- In this July 14, 2020, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) skates during NHL hockey summer training camp in Las Vegas. Engelland on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, became the latest NHL veteran to step away from hockey before players report to training camps to prepare for the 2021 season (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Deryk Engelland on Tuesday became the latest NHL veteran to step away from hockey before players report to training camps to prepare for a shortened 2021 season. The 38-year-old is moving on after 11 seasons to take a role with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. Engelland was the Golden Knights' first local player, selected in the expansion draft after living in Las Vegas for most of his career. ___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Vegas signs Alex Pietrangelo to $61.6M, seven-year contract
The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms on a $61.6 million, seven-year contract with top free agent Pietrangelo, a person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)Alex Pietrangelo is Vegas bound, and the Golden Knights are shuffling the deck to fit him in. Pietrangelo signed a $61.6 million, seven-year deal with Vegas on Monday that carries an $8.8 million annual salary cap hit through 2027. Before registering Pietrangelo's contract, the Golden Knights traded defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2022 third-round pick, clearing his $5.95 million cap hit off the books. The 30-year-old leaves the St. Louis Blues after serving as captain of their 2019 Stanley Cup championship team.
NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents
The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. A handful of the top free agents are still available, but NHL teams aren't waiting for those big fish to sign to make other moves. Koivu signed for $1.5 million for next season, and they need to re-up top center Pierre-Luc Dubois and other restricted free agents. Teams have to move money, and in order to move money, they might have to move some really good players.”Some good free agents found new homes Saturday. The Buffalo Sabres signed center Cody Eakin to a $4.5 million, two-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
Red Wings ink former Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill
The Detroit Red Wings signed former University of Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill Friday to a one-year contract for $925,000. Merrill, 28, spent the past three seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights, where he was a plus player each year. A Oklahoma native, Merrill played for the U.S. National Team Development Program in Plymouth. The Red Wings are reshaping their defense after parting ways with Jonathan Ericsson, Trevor Daley and Madison Bowey. More: Red Wings sign right wing Bobby Ryan for one yearmlive.com
Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted
Jacob Markstrom left Vancouver to sign a six-year, $36 million contract with the Calgary Flames. The Wild quickly addressed their goaltending needs after trading Devan Dubnyk to San Jose, by signing Cam Talbot signing a three-year, $11 million deal. — Veteran forward Wayne Simmonds was among the first free agents to sign, reaching a one-year $1.5 million deal with the Maple Leafs. With starting goalie Corey Crawford leaving for New Jersey in free agency, the Blackhawks also signed goalie Malcolm Subban to a two-year, $1.7 million contract. — The Senators and newly acquired goalie Matt Murray agreed to two-year, $25 million deal.
2020 NHL Draft: Michigan’s Brendan Brisson selected by Golden Knights in first round
Brendan Brisson became the 25th player in University of Michigan hockey history to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft. The Vegas Golden Knights selected the 6-foot freshman center with the 29th overall overall pick on Tuesday night. I can play-make as good as anybody and I’m in the fight, I’m in the battle.”With the 29th pick in the 1st round of the NHL Draft - THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS select BRENDAN BRISSON!!! Brisson becomes Michigan’s fifth first-round draft pick in the past four years and the eighth since 2014. RELATED: Passion for game still burns inside Michigan hockey legend Red Berensonmlive.com
NHLs final four have gotten deeper with plenty of newcomers
Chandler Stephenson won a Stanley Cup title two seasons ago with the Washington Capitals, the team he was still playing with at the start of this season. He was fired by San Jose in December and hired a month later after the Golden Knights parted ways with Gerard Gallant, the coach who took them to the Stanley Cup final in their inaugural season two years ago. Tampa Bay's free-agent additions last summer were Maroon and veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, then defenseman Zach Bogosian became available in February when Buffalo terminated the 12-year veteran's contract. I think guys like Patty (Maroon), guys like Barclay, they kind of allow us to play with our chests a little bit puffed out. New York hasn't been to a Stanley Cup final since 1984, a year after winning its fourth title in a row.
Canucks cruise to 5-2 win over Vegas, even series 1-1
Tanner Pearson also scored for Vancouver, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 38 shots including 21 in the second period. It was the first game back for Toffoli since the first game of the qualifying round against Minnesota on Aug. 2. Toffoli, standing behind the net, delivered a tape-to-tape pass to an incoming Horvat, who blasted it past Lehner. Horvat scored his second goal by taking Brock Boeser's backhanded pass in front and tucking it past Lehner for his eighth playoff goal. Pearson added the final Vancouver goal into an empty net.
Bernier Sharp Between Pipes As Wings Hold Off Golden Knights 3-2
Mantha scored with 30.9 seconds left to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. The Golden Knights are 1-2-3 in their last six. We played 55 great minutes of hockey and then fell asleep for the last five, Golden Knights coach Gerard Galant said. Pacioretty gave Vegas a 2-1 lead 9:04 into the second period with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. Marchessault gave the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead with 3:33 left in the first period.detroit.cbslocal.com
Mantha scores late, Red Wings beat Golden Knights 3-2
Anthony Mantha scored with 30.9 seconds left to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. Andreas Athanasiou and defenseman Madison Bowey also scored and Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves to help the Red Wings win their second straight games. Pacioretty gave Vegas a 2-1 lead 9:04 into the second period with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. Vegas had three and the Red Wings two. Red Wings: At Anaheim on Tuesday night.