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The Vegas Golden Knights are still in a race for the top spot in the Pacific Di…



The Vegas Golden Knights are still in a race for the top spot in the Pacific Division as, despite their win last night, the Edmonton Oilers are still chasing them in the standings. The VGK have one game remaining on the regular season on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against the Seattle Kraken on the road.

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TMA: Your full recap of the Golden Knight's 4-1 win over the Seattle Kraken Tuesday night.

Signing: The Golden/Silver Knights have signed goaltender Jesper Vikman to an entry-level contract.

Injury Updates: Mark Stone returned to practice with the Golden Knights. A full roundup of all of the injury updates from Sunday.

PWHA: The Golden Knights nominee for the 2023 Masterton Memorial Trophy is Phil Kessel, for his dedication to hockey. Kessel won the award in 2006-07 after his return from testicular cancer. This time, the storyline revolves around his still-going Iron Man record of 1,000+ straight games.

Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Jets held on to the last Wild Card spot in the West and are not officially in the playoffs. This eliminates the Nashville Predators' playoff chances. 

Edmonton: The Edmonton Oilers also won their game in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche, which still gives them a shot at the division title.

West Standings Update: Pacific- VGK 109, EDM 107, LAK 102 | SEA 100. Central- COL 105, DAL 104, MIN 102, WPG 95

If The Playoffs Started Today (No Changes)

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) v Winnipeg Jets (WC2)

Edmonton Oilers (P2) v Los Angeles Kings (P3)

Colorado Avalanche (C1) v Seattle Kraken (WC1)

Dallas Stars (C2) v Minnesota Wild (C3)

Boston Bruins (A1) v New York Islanders (WC2)

Toronto Maple Leafs (A2) v Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)

Carolina Hurricanes (M1) v Florida Panthers (WC1)

New Jersey Devils (M2) v New York Rangers (M3)

Out: Pittsburgh Penguins

Podcast: Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel will join the popular Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday at 9:20 a.m.

Awards: The Golden Knights held their end-of-season player awards at T-Mobile Arena after the game last night.

Reilly Smith won the Service Award, Will Carrier the 7th Player Award, and Jack Eichel the First Star Award.

Photo of the Day: Mark Stone was also on the ice, which the remaining fans at T-Mobile Arena appreciated.

NHL News, Playoff Odds, and National Hockey Now

Australia: The NHL is set to play a game in Australia next season with the Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes playing.

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff hopes vanished on Tuesday with a loss in regulation to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Florida: With the Penguins' loss, the Florida Panthers have clinched a spot in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Boston: With yet another win, the Boston Bruins have set an all-time record for points in a season. An absolute wagon.

Carolina: The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Quinnipiac goaltender Yaniv Perets to a two-year entry-level deal on Tuesday. 

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