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2021 Vegas Golden Knights Schedule Release



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The Vegas Golden Knights schedule release for 2021 has hit the internet, and it features baseball-like mini series, a division-only format, and a setup that could see the West Division decided in the final two weeks via the Golden Knights’ matchups.

The Breakdown

It all begins on Thursday, January 14 with the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena. Every team Vegas plays at home or on the road will be for at least a pair of consecutive games, and in a few instances there will be four consecutive games against the same team. In each case, the four game mini series is split two-and-two between each team’s home arena.

The first time this happens is right after opening weekend when the VGK will face the Arizona Coyotes four straight times starting Monday, January 18. The Golden Knights will also play four in a row against the Colorado Avalanche in February, the only other time this happens on the schedule.

The Golden Knights will play seven back-to-back series over the course of the schedule. In a 56-game season, that means 14 games (25%) are part of a back-to-back.

Travel isn’t too bad for anyone in the division, but the Golden Knights schedule is a good one. The only tough stretch as far as air miles is from February 20 – March 13 when the VGK will play 10-of-12 games away from T-Mobile Arena. Over that span they play twice at Colorado, twice at Anaheim, two at home versus the Minnesota Wild, twice at the San Jose Sharks, twice in Minnesota and finally twice at the St. Louis Blues to wrap it all up.

Vegas plays six home games in each month except April (8) and May (2), while playing a high of ten games on the road in March. The longest home stand will be February 5 – 16 and last six games, two each against the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim and Colorado. Likewise the longest stretch on the road is six consecutive contests, part of the aforementioned 10-in-12 away from Nevada.


  • January looks particularly good to the Golden Knights, giving them the chance to start 6-0 against Anaheim and Arizona.
  • Looking further ahead, Vegas only plays a pair of games against St. Louis at the end of January. Otherwise 12 of the Golden Knights first 14 games are against teams that did not make the playoffs in any fashion last season.
  • Depending on how the division goes, the last two weeks provide a chance to make or break the VGK. Pairs of games against Colorado, Minnesota and St. Louis could prove pivotal.
  • Vegas plays each of the other seven teams in the division eight times for a total of 56 games.
  • There is no All-Star Game this season.
  • The NHL regular season ends May 8 this year, with the potential to make up any missed games coming after that date.


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Golden Knights Training Camp Day 2 In The Books



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Yesterday was a very exciting day as the Vegas Golden Knights took to the ice for the first time in training camp. Day Two wasn’t nearly as exciting, but necessary as things moved forward. Here are a few key takeaways from today’s action.

D Pairs

As of now, Nick Holden remains on what I’ll pencil in as the 7/8 pair with Dylan Coghlan. As I said yesterday don’t read too far into things because the Golden Knights are going to need eight solid D to make this season work. For the time being, it looks like Zach Whitecloud and Nicolas Hague are going to get a chance to show what they can do as a unit. Alex Pietrangelo remained with Brayden McNabb and Shea Theodore with Alec Martinez.


Today was more of a jumble of lines as some guys get a look playing up. Among them was Tomas Jurco who took the place of Max Pacioretty with Chandler Stephenson and Mark Stone. Jurco is a guy I love for the VGK because this season because he’s a vet who can slide into the lineup on a moment’s notice and play a variety of roles. Definitely a taxi squad guy who makes you feel better about your depth.

Also, Stephenson is still centering this line. I know many of you wonder if Cody Glass is going to get his shot at the 2C but not yet. Stephenson did look good today, generating a scoring chance off a stretch pass up the middle and showing some speed. He’s skating with confidence early in camp, and I would not be surprised to see him exactly where he is now come opening night.

Finally, it was nice to see Jonathan Marchessault score for the second straight day. If he warms those goal-scoring hands up early, it could be a tremendous campaign for him.

Keep your browser pointed here for more camp coverage!



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Tom’s Daily: Handicapping the West Division; Stepan to Sens



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Tom’s Daily: Looking at the West Division; Vegas Golden Knights prospect Brandon Kruseand his unusual senior season; Stepan sent to the Sens; VGK fans have a new streaming option this season.


The West Division should be a fun, competitive division this year. At least in the top half. Here’s’s look at how things might shake out. (

There’s a new streaming option for VGK fans this season. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) At least it’s better than what Avs fans are dealing with! (ColoradoHockeyNow)

Brandon Kruse is working his way through an unusual senior season at Bowling Green. The Golden Knights prospect is projeting better than a point-per-game so far on the ice. (


Derek Stepan was shipped to the Ottawa Senators from the Arizona Coyotes, giving the Sens more center depth and eating up a chunk of that free cap space they had. (Sportsnet)

Ilya Kovalchuk won’t be playing in the NHL this year. Or next year. (

Michael Del Zotto signs a pro tryout contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Expect a lot of fringe NHL guys who don’t have deals to be competing for jobs this year. (Sportsnet)

Slater Koekkoek signs a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers (TSN),  Carl Soderberg signs for one year with the Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet).

Five questions facing the Florida Panthers heading into training camp. This team could be really good. It could also not. (FloridaHockeyNow)


According to Larry Brooks from the New York Post, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the only major league sports team to receive a paycheck protection loan totaling $4.82M. (New York Post)

Longtime NHL player and executive Dave Poulin is writing for the Toronto Star. Here’s his debut piece. (Toronto Star)



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Tom’s Daily: New VGK Schedule; Pacioretty, Lehner Busts?; NHL Breaking News



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Tom’s Daily: Breaking NHL news! Plus the Vegas Golden Knights have a schedule and we break it down for you; Bolts find cap relief but it’s not good; more

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Just in case you missed it, the NHL schedule dropped yesterday and we broke it down for you here. (VHN)

Here’s the team/league release on the schedule as well. (


Breaking News: It looks like the NHL has permission to move forward in Canadian cities. That’s a major sigh of relief. (Sportsnet)

Whew! Gritty has been cleared to return to NHL games this season. (The Hill)

Nikita Kucherov is going to miss the regular season due to hip surgery. While the Lightning certainly don’t want to be without one of the best players in today’s game, it certainly helps their situation with his $9.5M cap hit moved to LTIR. (Tampa Bay Times)

Ryan Miller is back with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year deal and I love it. I hope Miller, one of the nicest guys in the game, gets to his milestone of 400 wins. It won’t happen this season unless something goes crazy sideways, but he needs 13 more to do it. (ESPN)


The Arizona State University men’s hockey team decided to start the season with a monster 36-day road trip. My personal longest road trip was 18 days and that was a nightmare. I can’t imagine double that. As it turns out, the team wanted it this way. (ESPN)

Are you all fans of fantasy hockey content? I can post more of that type of stuff if you are, let me know in the comments. For now, I’m putting this in here because of Max Pacioretty’s featured status as a fantasy “bust” for this season. Oh, and add Robin Lehner too. Not sure I agree, but here you go. (CBS)

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