Another win, one more all-time record for Vegas Golden Knights
October 28, 2017 8:34 AM
Another win and one more all-time record the Vegas Golden Knights can set as a first year expansion team in the 100 year history of the NHL.
Goalie Oscar Dansk got his third win in his third career game and Vegas improved to 8-1 with a stunning 7-0 shutout of Colorado afternoon for their fifth consecutive victory. The 5 wins in a row matches the New York Rangers (1926-27) and Edmonton Oilers (1979-80) as the best ever for a first year franchise.
Vegas can break new ground with a win Monday night in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders – the first opponent in a tough 6-game road trip. No expansion team in the NHL has ever started a season 8-1.
Dansk stopped 32 shots in his second career start. The 23-year-old has been thrust into action after injuries to starter Marc-Andre Fleury and backup Malcolm Subban and has allowed three goals on 74 shots – a .960 save percentage.
The seven goals marked a season high for one game and seven different players were involved. James Neal got his seventh goal, and David Perron, Oscar Lindberg, Cody Eakin, Jonathan Marchessault, Erik Haula and William Carrier also scored. Nate Schmidt had two assists. Colorado netminder Semyon Varlamov allowed all seven goals on 21 shots.
After a scoreless first period, Colorado outshot Vegas 10-1 during the first eight minutes of the second. The Golden Knights then scored four goals over the final 11:10 of the period.
The Golden Knights will play eight of their next nine games – and 14 of their next 20 – on the road. They return to T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Nov. 10 to face the Winnipeg Jets.