Ten magic moments from the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2022-2023 regular season

October 11, 2022

Mark Stone returned from his first back surgery in time for the season opener and scored the game-winning goal with 24 seconds remaining to give the Golden Knights a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena.

October 25, 2022

Phil Kessel tallied his 400th NHL goal on the night he played in his 990th consecutive game, surpassing Keith Yandle’s mark set the year prior. The Golden Knights won 4-2 in San Jose.

November 8, 2022

It took six years for the Golden Knights to secure a win in every NHL arena, but they finally got one in Toronto, a 4-3 overtime victory highlighted by a game-winning goal from Reilly Smith.

November 10, 2022

Jack Eichel’s second return to Buffalo was more successful than the first, as he scored a hat trick in the third period to give the Golden Knights a 7-4 win, their ninth straight victory.

December 5, 2022

New coach Bruce Cassidy’s return to Boston saw his new team hang on for a 4-3 shootout victory over the Bruins at TD Garden. Paul Cotter scored twice, and Smith connected in the shootout to wrap up a 3-1-0 road trip for Vegas.

December 31, 2022

The New Year’s Eve game is typically exciting, and this one, against the Nashville Predators, proved no different. After Vegas allowed a late tying goal by Predators forward Filip Forsberg—his third of the contest—defenseman Nic Hague scored in overtime to give the Golden Knights a 5-4 victory.

February 25, 2023

Laurent Brossoit tested out his surgically repaired hip to make the save of the regular season: He stopped Jason Robertson’s initial shot in overtime, then performed a barrel roll on his back to block Tyler Seguin’s rebound attempt. The Golden Knights lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Dallas Stars, but it was clear another goalie was ready to make a stand for Vegas.

March 3, 2023

In his best performance during the regular season, Adin Hill put on a masterclass in clutch goaltending. The future Cup-winning goalie made 47 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils. Two days prior, Hill was instrumental in a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

March 11, 2023

Two days after a thrilling overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning, newly acquired goalie Jonathan Quick posted a 33-save shutout in Carolina for a 4-0 win. It was the Golden Knights’ fifth win in six games.

April 13, 2023

It took until the final game of the regular season for the Golden Knights to win the Pacific Division and clinch the top seed in the Western Conference. Vegas accomplished that, and finished with a team-record 111 points, with a 3-1 win in Seattle.

Winning Numbers

340% Growth in Southern Nevada youth hockey participation since the Golden Knights’ inception, according to the NHL

2,076 Days between the Golden Knights’ first regular season game (October 6, 2017 in Dallas) until the night the Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup (June 13, 2023)

Goalies, including Adin Hill, ever to win a Stanley Cup-clinching game without appearing in the team’s first-round

9 Goals scored by Vegas in Game 5, most in a Stanley Cup-clinching game in NHL history

Coaches, including Bruce Cassidy, to win the Stanley Cup in their first season with a team

88 Consecutive postseason games played by William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith … and counting

4 The Golden Knights will become the first team ever to have four goalies’ names on the Stanley Cup: Laurent Brossoit, Adin Hill, Jonathan Quick and Logan Thompson

1985 The last time a player won a Stanley Cup with a team that selected him in an expansion draft. William Carrier, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Brayden McNabb all did it with Vegas (Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore were acquired in expansion draft-day trades)

1996 Last time a team captain recorded a hat trick in a Stanley Cup Final (Peter Forsberg in 1996 with Colorado) before Mark Stone did it in Game 5 this year. It hadn’t been done in a Cup-clinching game since 1922

92 Total Golden Knights’ playoff goals this postseason, an average of 4.18 goals per game

15 VGK players who won their first Stanley Cupchampionship

26 Jack Eichel’s playoff points, third-most ever for someone playing in his first postseason

13 Jonathan Marchessault’s postseason goal total, an all-time high for a Golden Knights player in the playoffs

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