Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Golden Knights 4-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets opened a three-game Western Conference trip with victories in Colorado and Arizona, yet didn't feel as though they put forth their best effort.
Columbus closed out the trip with one of their most complete games of the season as Cam Atkinson scored two goals less than three minutes apart and Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves in a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The crew of castoffs that carried the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to a division title and two rounds of playoffs wins in a reality-defying season are more than just a feel-good story.
They've proven themselves to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.
Golden Knights playing with house money in playoff sweep
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Knights had modest goals in their first season.
Put a credible team on the ice while attracting fans unused to a major pro league in Vegas, where gambling and big-name entertainers have ruled the desert city.
Nobody said anything the playoffs, let alone making noise in the postseason.
Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Knights want a Stanley Cup title to conclude their already amazing inaugural season in the NHL.
Vegas is on its way, beating the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Tuesday night and becoming the first expansion team in league history to sweep its first playoff series.
"All season long, I didn't know any records about expansion teams," goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said. "We just do what a regular team would, we just play the game and try to win. That's it."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in another stellar performance, stopping 31 shots as the Knights finished off their fourth one-goal victory of the series. It was his second shutout of the series.
LA Kings getting creative to reinvigorate offense
LOS ANGELES KINGS
LAST SEASON: 39-35-8, 86 points. Finished fifth in Pacific Division. Missed playoffs.
COACH: John Stevens (first season, seventh NHL season).
ADDED: F Mike Cammalleri, D Christian Folin, G Darcy Kuemper.
Golden Knights rout Canucks 9-4 in first preseason game
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — By the time the Elvis Presley impersonator singing tunes between whistles had left the building, the NHL's newest franchise was already well on its way to victory in its first exhibition game.
Tyler Wong scored three times and added an assist to help the expansion Vegas Golden Knights rout the Vancouver Canucks 9-4 on Sunday. Wong scored the first exhibition goal in club history.
LA Kings put high-scoring F Tyler Toffoli on injured reserve
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Tyler Toffoli on injured reserve.
The Kings made the move Wednesday before their game at Vancouver.
Toffoli has missed the Kings' past two games with a lower-body injury, and he will miss at least three more. He is the Kings' second-leading scorer with 20 points in 32 games, including eight goals and a team-leading plus-14 rating.