The Golden Knights have played 264 regular season games in franchise history. That includes two full 82 game seasons, last year’s 71 game COVID shortened season, and the 29 this season. The majority of those are night games that are aired on ATT Sportsnet with the Golden Knights wearing grey jerseys at home and white jerseys on the road.
But, sometimes there are abnormal situations, like yesterday. The Golden Knights played a nationally televised game, on the road, in an early timeslot yesterday, and came out a bit flat.
A few tweeters mentioned they thought the Golden Knights struggled when the game is aired on NBC or NBCSN and they also believed early road games are a challenge as well. So, I looked it up, and they were right on both accounts.
2021: 3-3-0 (4 left)
Early Road Games (Before 4:00 PM PST)
In fact, the Golden Knights have lost five straight early road games and haven’t won one since December of 2018.
Another hot topic this season has been jersey and helmet colors. After three seasons of grey and white jerseys and helmets, the Golden Knights unveiled gold jerseys, gold helmets, and red Reverse Retro jerseys. They’ve been pretty darn good in everything but the helmets.
Grey Helmets: 83-30-11
White Helmets: 70-55-12
Gold Helmets: 1-2-0
Something we haven’t seen this season are the white jerseys at home. That was a staple in the first three seasons and one that didn’t go too well for the home team.
White Jerseys at Home
So, there you have it. Unless it’s new jerseys, the Golden Knights stink when things go off the beaten path. Luckily, in the 264 game history of the team, more than 200 of them have been “normal” which has led to an astounding overall record of 154-87-23.