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Eight more teams have joined the Vegas Golden Knights in the offseason category as the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs has commenced. The second round will start Tuesday.

We had two overtime Game 7s Sunday night. Artemi Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau played the heroes as the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Here’s the updated list of former Golden Knights in the playoffs

  • Colorado Avalanche: Stefan Matteau, Dylan Sikura
  • Calgary Flames: Ryan Carpenter
  • St. Louis Blues: David Perron, James Neal
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
  • New York Rangers: Gerard Gallant, Ryan Reaves

Vegas: Multiple questions await the Golden Knights this offseason. What happens with head coach Peter DeBoer? Who starts in goal next season? Is Reilly Smith gone? Will Mark Stone be fully-healthy?

Finland: Nicolas Roy, Zach Whitecloud, and Logan Thompson are all playing for Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships in Finland. Canada is 2-0 so far in the tournament.

ICYMI: The updated Vegas Golden Knights offseason calendar.

Who played their last game with the Golden Knights this season? Reilly Smith? Mattias Janmark?

Here’s an updated look at the Golden Knight’s all-time records after five seasons in the NHL.

NHL News, Stanley Cup Playoffs, and National Hockey Now

Second Round Matchups: FLA/TBL, CAR/NYR, EDM/CGY, COL/STL.

Stay tuned for National Hockey Now’s picks for the second round later today.

Here’s my bracket after one round– nothing too horrible but some missed picks.

Pittsburgh: What’s next for the Pittsburgh Penguins after a disappointing end to their season and potentially the last playoff appearance for the Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin/Kris Letang core?

Boston: Along those same lines what lies ahead for Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins?

Washington: What about Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, who were also eliminated?

Toronto: Ending things off with a bang, here’s the annual Steve Dangle LFR after yet another Toronto Maple Leaf’s first-round exit.

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Owen Krepps covers the Vegas Golden Knights for Vegas Hockey Now and writes for the Boulder City Review-Journal. A 2022 Robert Morris University graduate, he has previously written for RMU Sentry Media, Colonial Sports Network, The Titusville Herald, Pittsburgh Sports Now, and Pittsburgh Hockey Now.

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