The Golden Knights have been masterful against the entire NHL this season, but equally as successful against the league’s elite. In fact, they’ve actually been better against the good teams than they have against the not-so-good teams.
For the purpose of making this article look as impressive as possible, we made the cut-off for a good team a .600 points percentage. Nine teams other than Vegas (.704) qualify, all are currently sitting in a playoff position.
Tampa Bay (.713)
St. Louis (.623)
Los Angeles (.602)
Let’s start at the top, like the very top. The Golden Knights have earned six out of eight points against Boston and Tampa Bay.
VGK vs. Teams with .700+ Points %
.750 Point Percentage
2-0 vs. Tampa Bay
1-1 vs. Boston
When you add in other league contenders the Golden Knights point percentage drops a bit, but it still would qualify them as the best team in the NHL. Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal are still haunting Tampa, Washington, Dallas, Nashville and Winnipeg.