New NHL Team – Vegas Golden Knights Defeat Coyotes in Home Debut

The new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 in their first ever home game in franchise history. This new NHL team set multiple records for a expansion team. They scored four goals in first ten minutes forty two seconds which is a record for an expansion franchise.

Also, the Las Vegas Golden Knights became first expansion National Hockey League franchise to win their first three games. Earlier this week they set another expansion franchise record for winning their first two road games. T-Mobile Arena was sold out and actually more than 18,100 fans attended this first home game.

They have outscored their opponents nine to four so far in three games. The Phoenix Coyotes have lost twice now to the new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights. Their record is 0 wins 2 losses one tie.

Las Vegas’s goalie Marc Andre Fleury made thirty one saves. Tomas Nosed scored the first franchise home goal at the two minute thirty one second mark. James Neal scored the Las Vegas Golden Knights first power play goal at ten minutes forty two seconds of the first period.

Las Vegas quickly created a four to nothing lead, and cruised to victory. Both these teams host home games against the Detroit Red Wings, later this week. With a 3 wins 0 losses 0 ties record, this new NHL team is in first place in the Pacific Division.

With a zero wins two losses one tie record, the Arizona Coyotes are in seventh place in Pacific Division. There are eight total National Hockey League teams in the Pacific Division. With the addition of the new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights, this league has thirty one total teams.

Box Score

Arizona Coyotes 2 0-2-1 versus Vegas Golden Knights 5 3-0-0

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Total
Arizona Coyotes 1 0 1 2
Las Vegas Golden Knights 4 1 0 5

Official Attendance: 18,100