28 games into this season the Golden Knights sit with 34 points and a record of 17-11-0. They’ve scored 98 goals while allowing 86, and they’ve done it without many of their most important players in the lineup for a majority of it.
This all should sound familiar but it probably doesn’t because the last time the Golden Knights were doing something just like this, it was kind of a blur for everyone involved.
28 games in to the 2017-18 season, VGK’s first, they were 18-9-1, had scored 98 goals while allowing 88 goals and they did it without Marc-Andre Fleury and many others either yet to find their place or not even on the roster at all.
It actually goes well beyond just the record and the goals scored though. In fact, the first 28 games of this season and first 28 of Vegas’ historic first season are incredibly similar.
|Goals (per game)||98 (3.5)||98 (3.5)|
|Goals Against (per game)||88 (3.1)||86 (3.1)|
|Shots (per game)||904 (32.3)||937 (33.5)|
|Shots Against (per game)||866 (30.9)||886 (31.6)|