So far this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have been the NHL’s biggest story. The expansion team currently sits atop the Western Conference; unheard of for a team in its inaugural season. This historic campaign for the Knights keeps getting better as the squad has now set a record for most points by an expansion team.
Back in early February, the Golden Knights set an NHL record with 34 victories in its first season. The team surpassed both the Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers previous mark of 33 wins… and Vegas accomplished the feat in just 50 games. And of course, the Golden Knights won the game in style. Forward David Perron fired a shot over Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck’s shoulder to give the Knights the historic victory in overtime.
With the win, there was only one more milestone for Vegas to hit in the regular season. The Knights faced the Calgary Flames heading into last weekend with a chance to attain 84 points, which would set a new record for expansion teams. The squad put an exclamation point on its win with a seven-goal performance. The 84 points broke the previous record set by those same 1993-94 Florida Panthers. There are currently 21 games remaining in the regular season with the Knights set to surpass the 100-point mark for the year.
Barring a miracle comeback by the San Jose Sharks, the Knights appear to have the Pacific Division wrapped up heading towards the postseason. The expansion team can thank stellar performances from five Knights’ players who have already potted 20-plus goals on the season. William Karlsson leads the group with 33 goals, with James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, Erik Haula, and Reilly Smith not far behind the 25-year-old center. Goalie Marc-Andre Fluery has been the backbone of the Knights, stopping 93% of his shots in 21 of the team’s victories.
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