Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Golden Knights players celebrate win, prepare for Game 2

Golden Knights players celebrate win, prepare for Game 2

It's impossible for the Kings to replace Drew Doughty and all that he does.

Vegas made history in Game 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, nabbing their first postseason goal, win, and shutout. "We knew what to expect, especially being Game 1 of the playoffs".

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was suspended for one game Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier during Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. The most-surprising storyline of the 2017-18 season was the success of the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Doughty had a phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety after practice on Thursday afternoon.

"We've had a few injuries ourselves this year, and I think the biggest thing is getting used to a new defensive partner and understanding what guys want to do", Schmidt said. The match gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, April 13, and fans at home can see it live on NBC Sports Network. Carrier did not immediately get back up from the ice.

"He gets me in the head and you get a little sore". Fleury, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, will be trying to win his third consecutive Stanley Cup in one of the most unlikeliest of places as the Golden Knights are an expansion franchise. "Sometimes the building gets loud and you can't hear anything, you can't hear your partner talking to you, and you have to know where he's going to be".

Carrier was credited with 10 hits in the game, although that figure was surely inflated by off-ice officials who somehow saw 127 official "hits" in a game that was no more physical than your average playoff contest.

As a collective unit, Vegas has been penalized just 3.2 times per game overall this season, and 2.6 per game over its last five home outings. Guys were talking just about making sure you're properly taking care of your body.

That was Crosby's first of three goals on the night, and he needed only four shots to complete the hat trick.

Alec Tuch accounted for the first goal on the power play while the Kings Paul LaDue tied it on the man advantage midway through the second period. Last game, I think they played an exceptional game.

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