Vegas Hockey Now is off on our first expedition of 2023. We'll see the Vegas Golden Knights fans, who also made the trek out to Tempe for the VGK game tonight against the Arizona Coyotes at Mullett Arena today! I'm excited to see the NHL's strangest arena, Phil Kessel's return to Arizona, and the Coyotes' new uniforms (see featured image).
Elsewhere in the hockey world, the Golden Knights got a big win for a special girl last night, the Bruce Boudreau saga rages on, and rumors about Bo Horvat continue to circulate.
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Vegas: It's not just some weird kid named Owen Krepps that will be following the Golden Knights on their upcoming road trip. All of Shea Theodore, Zach Whitecloud, and Brett Howden (who skated Saturday morning with the team in a no-contact jersey) are all likely to travel with the team.
T-Mobile: The Golden Knights found their game last night and snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Washington Capitals 6-2.
Postgame: That one was for Anabelle Hanson, the newly acquired Make-a-Wish power forward the Golden Knights signed on Friday.
Washington: There was a moment in last night's game where Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson got angry at Nicolas Hague.
The Crease: Have you noticed that Logan Thompson is only one of six goaltenders in the NHL to have this perk about him?
Carolina: The future is bleak for former Golden Knight Max Pacioretty, who once again tore his Achilles.
Clip of the Day: How rare is this! Brother-on-brother combat results in "Twincidential" minors.
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Vancouver: The torture of Bruce Boudreau continues in Vancouver. "Bruce, There It Is," chants made the veteran coach get emotional Saturday night in what could have been his final game as the Canucks head coach.
The fans have his back, but upper management does not. It looks like Rick Tocchet will replace him as soon as tomorrow.
OTR: What could a potential Bo Horvat extension look like for whichever team he signs with?
San Jose: Sheng Peng talks about James Reimer, Erik Karlsson, and Timo Meier trade rumors.
Montreal: Bad news for the Montreal Canadiens as Cole Caufield is now out for the remainder of the season.
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Kris Letang is grateful for the support he has received over the last few months.
Boston: Former Golden Knights and current Boston Bruin Tomas Nosek is now out with a leg fracture.
Washington: Tom Wilson shares his ideal morning routine with Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now.
Detroit: Tyler Bertuzzi remains out of the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings.
First NHL Goal Alert: Aatu Raty of the New York Islanders.