Vegas faces offseason moves to get under salary cap
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights answered one offseason question when they signed William Karlsson to an eight-year contract.
Now they have to get under the salary cap before the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed high-scoring forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract.
The deal has an average annual value of $5.9 million. Karlsson could...
Subban records 1st NHL shutout, Golden Knights beat Jets 5-0
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban stopped 20 shots for his first NHL shutout, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 on Thursday...
Marchessault scores 2 to lift Vegas over Detroit 4-3
DETROIT (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights wrapped up their trip on a positive note.
Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in a three-goal second period, and the Golden Knights beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday night. William Karlsson and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights, who finished a four-game trip with wins over NHL-leading Tampa Bay and the Red Wings.
Danault records hat trick as Canadiens defeat Vegas 4-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillip Danault completed a hat trick late in the third period, Paul Byron scored in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Saturday.
Danault entered the game with two goals this season. His third score of the game came with 1:25 left in the third period, setting up Byron's backhand goal 1:59 into OT.
Carey Price made 23 saves, and the Canadiens swept the season series against Vegas.
Sorry, Seattle: NHL GMs learned from Vegas expansion draft
Hindsight is 43/35 for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
That's how many goals and assists William Karlsson put up for the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets let him go in the most recent NHL expansion draft. They also sent first- and second-round draft picks to Vegas to unload David Clarkson's contract and hold on to forward Josh Anderson and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.
Tuch’s game-winner lifts Vegas past Dallas, 4-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of winning at home.
Last season they went 29-10-2 on home ice during the regular season, en route to their remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Final.
This year, once again, the defending Western Conference champions are taking advantage of the atmosphere inside T-Mobile Arena.
Golden Knights sign Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a $5.25 million, one-year contract for the high-scoring forward.
General manager George McPhee announced the deal Saturday. Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary.
Vegas’ Karlsson among 43 NHLers seeking salary arbitration
Vegas forward William Karlsson is among 43 NHL players seeking salary arbitration after he finished third in the NHL in scoring with the expansion Golden Knights last season.
Two more Golden Knights, defenseman Colin Miller and forward Tomas Nosek, also are on the list of players electing to have an arbitrator determine their contracts, the NHL Players' Association announced on Thursday.
Late tying goals don’t always lead to OT wins in playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Desperation turns to jubilation in the NHL playoffs when a trailing team manages to score the tying goal late in regulation to force overtime.
That sudden change of emotions would figure to fuel a team's momentum in overtime. But that's not always the case, as evidenced the past three nights when a team that squandered a late lead managed to bounce back in overtime and earn a win.
Sunday’s NHL playoffs: Vegas closes in on series sweep
Los Angeles — James Neal scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:37 to play, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from a third-period deficit to move to the brink of the expansion franchise's first playoff series victory with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.
Cody Eakin tied it with 13:50 left, and William Karlsson scored 21 seconds after Neal's goal in a third-period flurry for the Golden Knights, whose storybook debut season just keeps getting more exciting and more outlandish.
William Karlsson arrives in a big way for Golden Knights
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Much like his team, William Karlsson has arrived in a big way this season.
The Golden Knights' young Swedish center scored his 40th goal of the season and added two assists in Monday's playoff-clinching win over Colorado and once again displayed the type of play that has made him a pivotal part of Vegas' impressive inaugural run.
Correction: Flames-Golden-Knights story
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In some versions of a story March 18 about the Vegas Golden Knights playing the Calgary Flames, The Associated Press erroneously reported the score. It was 4-0, not 3-0.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Karlsson's hat trick helps Vegas beat Flames 4-0
William Karlsson scored a natural hat trick to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-0 victory over the Calgary Flames
Fleury wins 400th, Golden Knights beat Flyers 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury has helped surprising Vegas by bringing a positive vibe and a contagious amount of confidence to the locker room. His play on the ice hasn't been too shabby, either.
Fleury made 38 saves to become the 13th goalie in NHL history with 400 career wins, and Ryan Carpenter scored the winning goal with 2:40 left to lead the Golden Knights over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Monday night.
Striking Gold: How Vegas became NHL’s best expansion team
Before Gerard Gallant embarked on his journey to coach the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, he and former boss Doug MacLean sat down for breakfast and wondered what was ahead.
"He didn't know what the situation was," MacLean said. "He thought it was going to be tough."
Karlsson scores 2 vs former team, Knights top Columbus 6-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After practice on Monday, William Karlsson acknowledged there was a part of him that would be playing with a chip on his shoulder when the Vegas Golden Knights faced Columbus.
Plucked from the Blue Jackets last June during the expansion draft, Karlsson scored two goals against his former team to help the Golden Knights beat Columbus 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Vegas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 in matchup of conference leaders
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night in a matchup of conference leaders.
James Neal, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored for the Golden Knights, who swept the two-game season series with the NHL-leading Lightning.
Wereknski a key to Blue Jackets and not just the blue line
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
LAST SEASON: 50-24-8, third in Metropolitan Division. Eliminated by Pittsburgh in first round of playoffs.
COACH: John Tortorella, third year, 84-57-16.
ADDED: LW Artemi Panarin.
LOST: C William Karlsson, C Sam Gagner, LW Scott Hartnell, LW Brandon Saad.
Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella hates the kind of music his players often blare in the dressing room. Still, he really wanted them to be able to hear it again.
After the first three games of the playoff series with Pittsburgh, the Blue Jackets players shed their gear in a room that was nearly silent. That's the way it happens after a loss.
Before Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Penguins, Tortorella said he wanted the young team to experience a playoff victory, lousy music and all.
Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 games, within 1 of record
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets were winding down another dominant victory when the near-sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena began to chant.
"We want 16! We want 16!"
Columbus delivered, and now it will try to tie an NHL record on Thursday night.
Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson scored power-play goals and Columbus beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 to extend their winning streak to 16 games — one away from the longest ever in the NHL.
Blue streak: Jackets rout Penguins 7-1 to take Metro lead
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn't find the net again for the rest of the night as the surging Blue Jackets rallied for a blowout win.
Scott Hartnell had his ninth career hat trick and the Blue Jackets scored four times in a head-spinning third-period flurry to rout the Penguins 7-1 on Thursday night.
Anderson, Bobrovsky lead Blue Jackets past Lightning 5-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky might be getting a little weary after starting all but two of Columbus' first 21 games. His teammates made sure he didn't have to do a lot of heavy lifting Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots and the Blue Jackets played brilliant defense in smothering the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 5-1 victory.
Calvert’s short-handed goal helps Blue Jackets beat Rangers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Calvert was beaming in the Columbus Blue Jackes' locker room after scoring the winning goal with a bandaged forehead hiding about 30 stitches.
Calvert returned from absorbing a slap shot that requird medical attention and scored a short-handed, tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record seventh straight home win, 4-2 over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Blue Jackets pick up first win, beat Blackhawks 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a disastrous 0-8 start last year that turned into a season-long tailspin, the Columbus Blue Jackets were desperately looking for a confidence-boosting early win.
They got it Friday night.
Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and teammates Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 .