The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night in a commanding 5-2 win. Three goals came from the defense, Robin Lehner was good, and Mark Stone is a passing machine.
Thursday the Golden Knights canceled their morning skate and media availability due to COVID-19 concerns within the organization. They will not have practice Friday either.
Here is a quick review of the Golden Knight’s injuries. Max Pacioretty and William Karlsson are both out with fractured feet. Jack Eichel just underwent artificial disk replacement surgery. Nolan Patrick is still a huge question mark. Jonathan Marchessault, William Carrier, and Michael Amadio are in COVID protocol. Shea Theodore is out with a head injury. All signs are pointing towards Theodore to return soon as he was out for precautionary reasons Thursday.
Vegas Hockey Now: Despite these injuries, the Golden Knights played a solid game last night and defeated the Red Wings 5-2.
Even without Theodore, the offense from the blue line is continuing to make the Golden Knights an elite team.
Sportsnet: Connor McDavid is at it again. That is really all I need to say.
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Detroit: Moritz Seider left Thursday night’s game against the Golden Knights after blocking a shot from Paul Cotter.
San Jose: The Sharks are starting to fall back to reality after an impressive start to the season.
New York: More COVID concerns as Ross Johnston and Andres Lee enter the COVID protocol for the New York Islanders.
Washington: Former Capital and longtime NHLer Troy Brouwer hands up the skates and retires.
Boston: Joe Haggerty asks “Who came up with the Bruins ridiculous schedule?”
Florida: A big part of the Panthers’ success so far this season has been the play of both of their goaltenders. Both Sergei Bobrovsky and youngster Spencer Knight have been stellar.