9/29 Winner of Adam Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

The Golden Knights final preseason game was a sneak peek to the highly anticipated season opener against the San Jose Sharks. It was a quick 1st period with neither team scoring in the first 17 minutes. William Carrier opened up the scoring with a nice deflection past San Jose goaltender Martin Jones for the 1-0 Vegas lead.

The Golden Knights would extend their lead 2-0 on a 2nd-period power play goal by Jimmy Schuldt. After matching roughing penalties, Vegas took advantage of the open ice, and Jonathan Marchessault made 3-0. Mark Stone would add a fourth on a little flick shot past Jones.

Vegas began the 3rd period with a four-goal lead which the Sharks would cut into early. San Jose trailed Vegas 4-1 after Danil Yurtaykin scored with a nifty backhand. However, Reilly Smith would regain the four-goal lead on Vegas’ third power play goal. The 3rd period was highlighted by 20 penalties which helped bring the game total to 114 PIM. The Golden Knights would go on to win a wild exhibition game 5-1.

The Golden Knights conclude the preseason with a record of (5-2). The 2019-2020 regular season begins Wednesday night in Las Vegas against the Sharks.

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9/27 Winner of Adam Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

It was the Golden Knights first official dress rehearsal before opening night. Coach Gerard Gallant spoke earlier in camp about using the last two exhibition games as dress rehearsals for October 2nd.

The Kings struck first midway through the 1st period on a backhand shot behind the Golden Knights defense. LA doubled their lead 2-0 on Alex Laffalo’s first exhibition goal.

Vegas had much more energy to start the 2nd period. Alex Tuch and Keegan Kolesar bursted through the neutral zone creating early attacks on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. Vegas would go on the power play twice in the period but couldn’t connect and the game remained 2-0 LA after 40 minutes of action.

Down two goals to start the 3rd period the Golden Knights quickly stormed back. Paul Stastny and Brayden McNabb scored :74 seconds apart to tie the game 2-2. It was Stastny’s first and McNabb’s second goal of the preseason. The Kings would take the lead 3-2 on a loose rebound scooped up by LA and past Marc-Andre Fleury.

Vegas would go on to lose 3-2, and drop their exhibition record to 4-2. The Golden Knights play their final preseason game this Sunday against the San Jose Sharks.

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9/25 Winner of Adam Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

Giveaway winner

The Golden Knights came out firing against the Avalanche but missed shots and couldn’t find the back of the net. Midway through the 1st period Colorado struck first on a Matt Calvert dart passed Malcolm Subban. The two teams traded power plays, but neither could convert. After twenty minutes, the Avalanche held a 1-0 lead.

The 2nd period was all Colorado as they expanded their lead to 3-0. Vladislav Kamenev scored 1:37, and Logan O’Connor added a third goal on the powerplay ten minutes later. Vegas’ offense went quiet only producing 4 shots on the net in the middle frame.

It was more of the same in the 3rd period. The Golden Knights couldn’t string together enough of an attack to threaten Colorado’s goaltender Pavel Francouz. The Avalanche scored one more to make it 4-0. Curtis McKenzie got the Golden Knights on the board in the final 20 seconds. The Golden Knights get back to action on Friday night at the T-Mobile Arena. Vegas will face the LA Kings. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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9/16 Winner of Adam Kutner’s Ticket Giveaway

Zamboni Winner

The team at Adam Kutner Cares gave away a Zamboni ride during the recent Vegas Golden Knights versus the Arizona Coyotes. For more pics, head to our Facebook page.

The game got off to a slow start with neither team shooting much in the first five minutes of the game. Arizona struck first on a goal by defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin. A fired-up Max Pacioretty got Vegas right back in the game on a breakaway snap shot past Coyotes goaltender Adin Hill. Arizona retook the lead, but Pacioretty scored his second of the first period for a 2-2 tie after 20 minutes of action. Pacioretty continued to shine as he found Cody Eakin on a nice feed in front of Arizona’s net. Vegas took the early second-period lead 3-2.

The game continued to be the Max Pacioretty show, as he scooped a rebound and slipped it past Hill for a preseason hat trick. Vegas took a 4-2 lead after two periods.

The final period featured a beautiful backhand goal from veteran Reilly Smith. As he usually does, Smith created a turnover which he jumped on and scored on a breakaway. Brayden McNabb added an empty netter and the Golden Knights cruised to their first preseason win the 2019-2020 season 6-2. Veterans Pacioretty, Eakin, Smith, and McNabb did all the scoring for VGK. Malcolm Subban stopped 26 saves for the win.

The Golden Knights get back on the ice Tuesday in Denver for their second preseason matchup. The game starts at 6 p.m. PT.

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