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Who Has Scored The Most Goals/Points Against VGK For Each NHL Team?

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Yesterday we showed which teams each Golden Knight lights up, today we’re looking at the players that have given Vegas troubles. Here’s the leading goal and point scorer against VGK for every team and the top two in points per game.

  • Anze Kopitar remains the undisputed VGK killer. His 12 goals, 20 assists, and 32 points all rank #1 against the Golden Knights.
  • Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are good.
  • Evander Kane (BUF), Kirby Dach (MTL), and Vinnie Hinostroza (CHI) all average 3.00 points per game vs. VGK for the team listed.
  • Mark Stone and Jack Eichel remain in the top two in all three categories for their former team.
  • Kyler Connor and Mark Scheifele are the only two players with a clean sweep, ranking one and two in all three categories for the Jets.
  • Dylan Strome is the leader in points per game for Washington (1.50) and goals for Chicago (4).
  • Filip Forsberg (9 goals in 12 games), Auston Matthews (8 goals in 9 games), and Mika Zibanejad (8 goals in 10 games) have all been major thorns in VGK’s side.
  • Logan Couture has scored three OT goals against VGK.
  • Jakob Pelletier, Gabriel Fortier, Hudson Fasching, Ben Street, Nikolay Kulemin, and Henrik Zetterberg all have 100% shooting percentages against Vegas. Only Zetterberg scored twice.

Anaheim Ducks
Adam Henrique 9
Max Comtois 6

Adam Henrique 15
Rickard Rakell 11

Points Per Game
Trevor Zegras 1.29
Benois-Olivier Groulx/Colton White/Sonny Milano/Ben Street/Francois Beauchemin 1.00

Arizona Coyotes
Nick Schmaltz 7
Derek Stepan/Clayton Keller 5

Clayton Keller 15
Nick Schmaltz 13

Points Per Game
Michael Carcone 1.00
Derek Stepan 0.83

Boston Bruins
David Pastrnak 6
Brad Marchand 5

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Who Has Scored The Most Goals/Points For VGK Against Each NHL Team?

(Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

The Golden Knights have now competed in the NHL for six complete seasons. With this has come 455 regular season games including at least eight against every other team in the league. I went through VGK’s history against every team to find the leading goal scorer, point scorer, and the players with the most points per game.

First though, here are some interesting facts from the research.

  • Jonathan Marchessault is VGK’s leading goal scorer against more than half of the teams in the league (16 of 31)
    • William Karlsson is the closest with eight
    • Marchessault is alone in first place against 10 teams
  • David Perron is in first or second in points per game against 12 different opponents
  • William Carrier is second in goals against the Senators and Lightning
  • Jack Eichel ranks 10th all-time in VGK goals, yet is the leader against Columbus
  • Luca Sbisa is tied for most points per game against three different opponents (CGY, COL, DET)
  • The most goals a player has scored against Tampa Bay is three. Five players have done it, five more are also tied for second with two
  • The most points scored by one player against a single team is 28 by Jonathan Marchessault against San Jose, the most goals is 14 for William Karlsson against Anaheim
  • Brandon Pirri, Brendan Leipsic, Cody Glass, Daniil Miromanov, Dylan Coghlan, Cody Eakin, Brayden Pachal, Daniel Carr, Brad Hunt, Byron Froese, Kaedan Korczak, Tomas Hyka… and of course, Vadim Shipachyov all appear on this list

Anaheim Ducks
William Karlsson 14
Nic Roy/Jonathan Marchessault 8

William Karlsson 22
Mark Stone 21

Points Per Game
James Neal 1.33
Mark Stone 1.31

Arizona Coyotes
Mark Stone 8
Max Pacioretty/Reilly Smith 7

William Karlsson 22
Mark Stone 21

Points Per Game
Evgenii Dadonov 1.33
David Perron/Daniil Miromanov/Dylan Coghlan 1.00

Boston Bruins
Jonathan Marchessault/Mark Stone/Max Pacioretty 3
Paul Cotter/Cody Eakin/Reilly Smith 2

Mark Stone 7
Jonathan Marchessault 6

Points Per Game
Mark Stone 1.40
Paul Cotter/Cody Glass/Vadim Shipachyov/Jack Eichel/Nate Schmidt/Alex Pietrangelo 1.00

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Chasing Franchise Records Down The Stretch

(Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

The Golden Knights have 12 games left in the regular season, one that could go down in history as their winningest ever. Currently sitting at 92 points, VGK need to collect 17 more points to tie the 2017-18 team that finished with 109. That’s just one of many potential franchise highs the team and individuals on it can set.

Team Records

Record – 109 (17-18)
Current – 92

Need: 9 wins would clinch the most points in team history. They could also go 8-3-1, 7-2-3, or 6-1-5 to tie.

Record – 51 (17-18)
Current – 43

Need: 8 to tie, 9 to break the record.

Record – 268 (17-18)
Current – 227

Need: 41 goals requires the Golden Knights to average 3.41 per game. This season, VGK are currently averaging 3.24. The goals per game record is 3.39, which was set in 2020-21 (the 56-game season).

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Golden Knights 2017-18 Season Already In 94th Percentile In NHL History, Could Reach 97th Percentile

The Golden Knights head into tonight’s game with 109 points looking to push that total to 111 and eventually 113 with another win in Calgary on Saturday. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we wanted to take a moment to show how unbelievable reaching 109 points is on its own… then, of course, we’ll project ahead.

In the 100 years the NHL has been around, there have been a total of 1,506 seasons teams have competed in, including teams from this year. Only 89 other teams have ever reached 109 points. That means the inaugural season of the Golden Knights already ranks in the 94th percentile of all NHL seasons in the history of NHL. In fact, it’s tied for the 75th best regular season in NHL history, and the Golden Knights have two games to go.

It took Vegas less than a year to do what Toronto couldn’t in 100. (Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

Six teams, the Coyotes, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Kings, Wild, and Maple Leafs have never reached 109 points in a regular season.

But that’s just the here and now, we’ve still got games to watch tonight and Saturday, so, let’s look forward. There are five possible outcomes over the next two games for the Golden Knights. They can earn 4, 3, 2, 1, or 0 points which would see them finish their season with 113, 112, 111, 110, or 109 points. Here’s what each of those would look like compared to all other seasons played in NHL history.

PointsNHL RankNHL PercentileTeams Never To Reach
*Winnipeg (110) and Tampa Bay (110) are currently at their record highs. Both have 2 games left so they can reach up to 114.

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First 3-0 Expansion Team: By The Numbers

Dominance. Didn’t think we’d be saying that three games in. (Photo by Brandon Andreasen)

In three games, the Vegas Golden Knights are 3-0, have scored 9 goals, allowed 4, and collected 6 points. The 31st franchise has made history on the ice and in the record books. Let’s break down the numbers.

  • First expansion team to start 3-0
  • Fastest expansion team to score first home goal
    • 1st Period 2:31 (Thomas Nosek)
  • First expansion team to allow 4 goals or less in first three games
  • First expansion team to win an overtime game in first three games
  • Most SOG (100) for expansion team in first three games
  • Least PIM (22) for expansion team in first three games
  • Least Power Plays goals (1) given up in first three games
  • Best Penalty Kill (90%) for expansion team in the first three games

James Neal

  • Neal’s 5 goals in three games is second most by one expansion player (6G Chris Kontos-TBL)
  • Neal’s 5 goals in three games is the most in his career
  • Neal’s 11 shots in three games is the most by an expansion player to score multiple goals

Marc-Andre Fleury

  • Fleury’s 4 goals allowed is the least for an expansion goaltender in first three starts
  • Fleury’s .960 Save % is highest for expansion team in first three games
  • Fleury’s 4 goals allowed in first three starts is the least in his career

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