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'The Stanley Cup final that was never meant to be': Knights, Caps primed for Game 1

'The Stanley Cup final that was never meant to be': Knights, Caps primed for Game 1

LAS VEGAS — An expansion team on a jaw-dropping run, an opponent that started the season with perhaps its lowest expectations in years, a superstar finally getting his first chance at glory, a head coach left at curb 18 months ago and a city that con
A look at the Golden Knights and Capitals ahead of the Stanley Cup final

A look at the Golden Knights and Capitals ahead of the Stanley Cup final

LAS VEGAS — A Stanley Cup final that seemed improbable eight months ago begins Monday when the expansion Vegas Golden Knights host the Washington Capitals in Game 1.
Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights

Defenders as important to Fleury, as he is to Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury has been the foundation for the Vegas Golden Knights' run to the Stanley Cup Final. Yet while he has a 1.68 goals-against average and .
Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas

Column: A golden marriage between team and city in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Gerard Gallant took time out from preparing for the Stanley Cup finals to watch a Little League game this week, something that might be surprising to those who think there is little in Las Vegas besides showgirls, craps tables and nightcl
Former Flames head coach Gulutzan joins Oilers as an assistant coach

Former Flames head coach Gulutzan joins Oilers as an assistant coach

EDMONTON — Glen Gulutzan coached against Todd McLellan for seven seasons in the NHL, including the last two with the Calgary Flames.
Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

SEATTLE — From his office about 1,000 miles away from T-Mobile Arena, Tod Leiweke has watched the Stanley Cup playoffs with a growing appreciation for what is taking place in Las Vegas.
McPhee on Knights-Capitals final: 'A script that no one saw being written'

McPhee on Knights-Capitals final: 'A script that no one saw being written'

George McPhee is happy to talk about the Vegas Golden Knights, the team he built over the last year that now sits four wins from an improbable Stanley Cup. But his old club? The one that stands in the way? Not so much.
Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

NEW YORK — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs.
Canucks sign top prospect Pettersson to three-year entry-level contract

Canucks sign top prospect Pettersson to three-year entry-level contract

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year entry-level contract.
Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights

Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare didn't know what to do as he browsed in the grocery store. Fans were admiring the native Frenchman and centre for the Vegas Golden Knights, but he had become star-struck himself.