After nine wins including three on the road, six at home, and against a wide variety of teams, I set out to find a pattern. What is the Golden Knights recipe for success? Instead, what I found, there isn’t one, and that’s a good news for Vegas.
Close games, blowouts, high scoring, low scoring, up late, down late, good team, bad team, you name it, Vegas has done it. We even dug deeper to total goals scored, game start times, game length, and even referee/linesmen pairings, and it all showed absolutely nothing.
The truth is the Golden Knights are winning by all forms and styles. They’ve won scoring seven and they’ve also won scoring two goals. VGK has won scoring first, and won scoring last. What I really found out, nine wins adds up to nine different stories.
Wins – @DAL, @ARI, vs ARI, vs BOS, vs BUF, vs STL, vs CHI, vs COL, @OTT
Wins when scoring 5 or more goals: vs ARI (5), vs BUF (5), vs COL (7), @ OTT (5)
Wins when scoring 3 or fewer goals: @DAL (2), vs ARI (2), vs BOS (3), vs STL (3)
Wins by day of the week: Saturday (3), Tuesday (3), Friday (2), Sunday (1)
Game start times (PST): 11A, 3P, 4P, 5P, 6P, 7P(3), 730P