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Recap: The Golden Knights traveled to St. Louis attempting to add to their two game-winning streak. William Karlsson opened the scoring with his 13th goal of the season. The Blues scored five minutes later to even the score 1-1. 

Jonathan Marchessault snapped the tie 0:28 into the middle period. Fellow forward Michael Amadio stretched Vegas’ lead three minutes later. St. Louis scored late in the frame to get within one. After 40 minutes the Golden Knights held a 3-2 advantage. 

St. Louis quickly tied the game in the final 20 minutes. The Golden Knights stole the lead when Pavel Dorofeyev scored his first NHL goal off the visor of his helmet. With five seconds remaining, Alex Pietrangelo iced the game with a long-distance empty net goal. 

The Golden Knights’ record improves to 41-20-6 with their 5-3 win in St. Louis. Vegas will finish their road trip on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Puck drop is scheduled for 4 PM. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: The Golden Knights once again snagged an early lead which allowed them to play a much more controlled defensive game. They extended that lead with a pair of goalie errors by Binnington and then went back into the defensive shell. St. Louis fired back but the moment the game was tied the Golden Knights turned it back on. The gameplay kind of made it look like the Blues were the better and more aggressive team, but the game state was always in VGK’s favor and they ultimately took home the win, so they must have done something right.  (Analysis by Ken)

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center.

  • 20 wins against the Eastern Conference

Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Jonathan Marchessault
** William Karlsson
* Pavel Dorofeyev




Vegas Versus The Mighty Eastern Conference


  1. knights fan in minny

    chalking up the wins baby pavel worked hard for his assist on the first goal hell of a way to score your first nhl goal plus he played a hell of a game petera did his job. you cannot take the lesser teams to lightly. keep it rolling and stay healthy.

  2. Pistol Pete

    9-6-0 (.600) = 106 pts

    Have not seen the game so trying to figure out who Dorofeyev slotted in for but delighted our HSK career goals per game leader got a goal and assist.

  3. Sorvino

    On a night where the Eichel line didn’t convert on their chances the secondary scoring came through which is really great to see.

    Pavel Dorofeyev looked outstanding tonight, much more NHL ready than he has ever looked before. Perhaps this is even a teachable moment. We are all a bit impatient with the development of the teams prospects. Dorofeyev is just 21 years old. It would be great to see him put a good stretch of games together.

    Good call by Pistol Pete on saying that Dorofeyev could be ready.

    • Emmanuel

      Thats why the “prospect pool is thin” narrative is nonsense. There are usable platers there that can hold the fort at the NHL level.

    • Pistol Pete

      Thank you Sorvino. Actually he’s 22 turning 23 in October but that is still young.

      Oh I see. Kolesar was out and Amadio filled in as RW on the 4th? Interesting move by Cassidy putting Dorofeyev up on the 2nd. Paid off it would seem.

  4. Richie-Rich

    I had predicted 6 points on this road trip. The surprise is that 4 of those have come from TBL & CAR. They now have a chance to bring home 8 out of the possible 10 to Vegas!

    Good job. Goaltenders continue to shine.

    Next up, the Flyers.

    Don’t look in the rear view mirror.

  5. Bobby

    Now tied with the Leafs at 88 points! Hopefully NHL network will get with the program (heh) and show some love for VGK.

  6. Jailbird

    Great job by the kid goalie and the other kid with goal off his helmet! I figured this trap game wouldn’t be easy. Got the points with another crappy team coming Tue. Keep rolling boys!

  7. Being ahead and then trying to hold off any team is a recipe for disaster. They got away with it tonight but they sure can’t depend on that being the case every game. The best defense is aggressive offense and they do well when this is their style. What is sad you can almost tell when the competition is going to score as you can see it coming. Good win they got the job done and another empty netter – wonders never cease. On to Philly and home for a day or two.

  8. Frankly speaking


  9. Jim

    opportunistic offense, and bend but don’t break defense, and very sound goaltending…. that is the formula while the injuries heal.

    keep it rolling in Philly.

  10. TS

    Yes! Pantera was outstanding in his 1st NHL game! Athletic young man, got a lot of action and held up well under the pressure. Shoulda been one of Ken’s 3 stars tonight.
    Karlsson did indeed open up his scoring ( AT LONG LAST), really encouraging to see him and Marchy scoring again. Karlsson contributes many things to the team, just glad for HIM. . . Monkey– GONE.
    Happy to see the guys win vs East teams, never easy on the road. On to the next one!

  11. Pistol Pete

    Patera was excellent. All three goals against were
    Indefensible imo. Another astute high round pick by the scouting staff.

    It would not surprise me if McCrimmon was unwilling to trade Dorofeyev as part of a prospective Timo Meier deal. I would say the same applied to Miromanov. Both are keepers. Again, excellent scouting.

    • PP – is Timo Meirer now you hero versus Eichel? Get off the Meirer kick he isn’t coming to Vegas He had found a new home and it’s not here.

  12. Pistol Pete

    Thompson was listed as skating in the broadcast’s
    injury report.

  13. Pistol Pete

    Fitting imo that Dorofeyev had the good fortune to score off his helmet because he had a couple really good looks resulting from his strength on the puck and stick handling which was evident in setting up the Karlsson goal. He needs to stay on the roster. Excellent hockey IQ and puck control, in-front-of-the-net presence.

    • Pistol Pete

      Make that at least three good looks all involving elite-like puck handling and skating.This game he completely looked like a top six forward. Not to take anything away from Cotter but Dorofeyev has more of the top six look to his game. Can he keep it coming is the question. I believe he will.

      • TS

        Pp, Cotter got banged up a couple of times during the game…I was surprised to see him return to the game, after a HARD hit to his (?) Hand/ arm..he might have sat out, but we were shorthanded, so…
        Came back to get hit again. He’s one tough dude. I, for one, like his ” never give up” attitude. He’s a Keeper!

        • Pistol Pete

          TS, Cotter definitely a keeper bottom six at a minimum though most likely long term imo. Would like to be proven wrong. Dorofeyev if how he played this game is indicative of what’s to come he’s top six for sure. Hopefully Brisson as well.

  14. THE hockey GOD

    Cassidy has team playing through a rough road trip. Two things stuck out.

    1) that “bad ice” term came up again with the NHL network announcers. YEt again trouncing the non believers and yee of little faith (and brain cells). “The Blues defense played the VGK well, they pushed no. 81 out wide to the bad ice. Yes that side of rink has bad ice, good play by the Blues.”
    2) the midwest, wholesome St Louis Blues crowd is treated to John Denver’s “Country Roads”. And the crowd actually carries on with the lyrics well after the PA ends. While in Vegas we get treated to ‘Shank that stanky Hoe” Rap craps.

    • Richie-Rich

      There’s yellow ice (LOL), dirty ice, but no such thing as bad ice in hockey! Yeah, I said it. When ice is laid, it is ready to go. The rate at which it deteriorates may differ from night-to-night depending on the temperature and humidity within a stadium. But that effects both teams on the ice. There’s no advantage or disadvantage to it. It just is what it is and talking about it is completely unproductive in terms of the outcome.

      This was a Public Service Announcement
      Your Welcome.

  15. THE hockey GOD

    On a more important front, testing everyone’s bank account.

    From the street:

    Stocks Move Lower As SVB Collapse Rattles Global Markets
    U.S. equity futures were mixed Monday as investors retreated from risk markets amid concerns that the fallout from the collapse of tech start-up lender SVB Financial could spread throughout the global financial sector.

    Big U.S. bank stocks, including Citigroup C, Bank of America BACXL and JPMorgan JPM were marked notably lower in pre-market trading even after the Treasury’s late Sunday move to protect SVB depositors and shore up confidence in the nation’s banking system.

    The moves reflect concerns that the mechanics of SVB’s balance sheet, which held billions in long-term Treasury and agency bonds that were slumping in value as a result of soaring interest rates (thanks to Joe Biden’s horrible economic policies which in line with everything else he does is a train wreck), could be replicated in smaller institutions around the country, and by extension highlight risky exposures in some of the nation’s biggest banks.

    That concern was linked in part to the takeover of New York-based Signature Bank, which was closed by state financial regulators late Sunday and whose depositors will also be protected by terms of the SVB rescue. That suggested both the Fed and the Treasury were worried that failure to offer support to other lenders this week would tip more of them into financial stress over the coming days.

    The SVB collapse, the biggest U.S. bank failure since 2008, has also pounded rate markets, with traders dialing back bets on near-term hikes

    And every day citizen gets hit as many of these bond holders are regular middle class hold these in their retirement and savings accounts. SVB Equity, Bond Investors Wiped Out, Depositors Backstopped
    SVB Financial Group SIVB depositors, most of them involved in the tech sector, will be able to access their cash Monday after the lender was rescued amid the biggest U.S. bank failure since 2008.

    The move follows a joint decision by the Fed, the Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the White House to offer a multi-billion guarantee for the deposits held by SVB Financial, which does business as Silicon Valley Bank, following its collapse into administration on Friday.

    The coordinated rescue, unveiled late Sunday, will not provide support to either the bond or equity holders of SVB, all of which will be ‘wiped outed’ as a result of its spectacular failure.

    Anyone who voted for clown in WH should be ashamed.

    • Thg – please take your ramblings someplace else. Your as bad as the media where you repeat all this shit. Do you think you are the only person on this site that knows the news other than hockey? Please get a life – you may be correct I your postings but they don’t belong here imo.

      • THE hockey GOD

        HD biker it’s a free country, and the posts above are from known sources (not ramblings but from Jim Kramer’s street own words) ; if you don’t like it no one is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to read them.

        As far as what I think I know, your comment is very presumptuous. Don’t put words in my posts that aren’t there.

        And yes they are hockey related, as it’s an economic issue that impacts every one’s daily budget and ability to afford tickets to see the VGK. to live life freely, and not be burdened by increasing government over sight seeing our tax dollars wasted because of dead head in WH. So there.

        • Richie-Rich

          I have to agree with THE h G. Our country is going down hill fast. I don’t view the conflict as being between right and left or between D and R. The conflict is between idealism and realism with corrupt politicians and lobbyists influencing the worst extremes on both sides. The corrupt are being exposed on both sides, and I see that as a good thing.

      • THE hockey GOD

        HD biker “please take your insults elsewhere, no one here
        wants to read your silly opinions that are anti American and anti free speech and anti Constitution words.” How does it feel to have your free speech
        rights infringed upon ??

        • Thg -your response was expected and your BS about this and that doesn’t change the facts. infringed upon doesn’t bother me in the least it obviously is a thorn under your saddle. To repeat the nonsense you end with often “go have a cookie” you might feel better.

    • Richie-Rich

      Biden is just one more bad executive in a very long line of them over decades of incompetence. From an economic perspective the two best Presidents have been Clinton and Trump. In my lifetime, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan. By today’s liberal standards, JFK would have been considered a right wing Republican in terms of economic policy. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

    • Richie-Rich

      If SVB is insolvent, so is everyone else
      On Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2008, hundreds of employees of the financial giant Lehman Brothers walked into the bank’s headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue in New York City to clear out their offices and desks.
      Lehman was hours away from declaring bankruptcy. And its collapse the next day triggered the worst economic and financial devastation since the Great Depression.
      The S&P 500 fell by roughly 50%. Unemployment soared. And more than 100 other banks failed over the subsequent 12 months. It was a total disaster.
      These bank, it turned out, had been using their depositors’ money to buy up special mortgage bonds. But these bonds were so risky that they eventually became known as “toxic securities” or “toxic assets”.
      These toxic assets were bundles of risky, no-money-down mortgages given to sub-prime “NINJAs”, i.e. borrowers with No Income, No Job, no Assets who had a history of NOT paying their bills.
      When the economy was doing well in 2006 and 2007, banks earned record profits from their toxic assets.
      But when economic conditions started to worsen in 2008, those toxic assets plunged in value… and dozens of banks got wiped out.
      Now here we go again.
      The FDIC (the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, i.e. the primary banking regulator in the United States) estimates unrealized losses among US banks at roughly $650 billion.
      But the DIF’s balance right now is only around $128 billion… versus $650 billion (and growing) unrealized losses in the banking system.
      Here’s what really crazy, though: where does the DIF invest that $128 billion? In US government bonds! So even the FDIC is suffering unrealized losses in its insurance fund, which is supposed to bail out banks that fail from their unrealized losses.
      You can’t make this stuff up, it’s ridiculous!
      and if that doesn’t scare you:
      Now there’s one bank in particular I want to highlight that is incredibly exposed to major losses in its bond portfolio.
      In fact last year this bank reported ‘unrealized losses’ of more than $330 billion against just $42 billion in capital… making this bank completely and totally insolvent.
      I’m talking, of course, about the Federal Reserve… THE most important central bank in the world. It’s hopelessly insolvent, and FAR more broke than Silicon Valley Bank.
      What could possibly go wrong?

  16. Ken Hates The FO

    It’s a small NHL sample size, for sure, but still kind of amusing to review Ken’s latest prospect ranking that had dropped Dorofeyev to #13, with a less-than-glowing review of the young winger; while Scott Wheeler with the Athletic still has him as the 4th prospect in the system.

    As an HSK (and VGK) season ticket holder, Dorofeyev’s talent is obvious and it was great to see it come out while playing with skilled players in the top 6 rather than the revolving door in Henderson.

    • THE hockey GOD

      he was sandbagging

      • Pistol Pete

        I would like to see Ken’s prospect ranking split into two groups: those playing in Henderson and those not. The Henderson group could have an age limit (I would use 24). Obviously the non-Henderson group are all under 20. Based on goal scoring alone I would have ranked Dorofeyev ahead of Cotter, Leschyshyn and Rondberg even though they were all called up before him. Dorofeyev was always the one in that group with the most offensive upside he just needed to get bigger, stronger, stronger on the puck, make the play vs. waiting for it to come to him all of which contributes to being a good enough defender at the NHL level. You can be sure he was being told by the coaches “you won’t get called up if you can’t defend”. All the more the case with Cassidy coaching.

    • Pistol Pete

      I agree about Doro’s talent. If one is not a scout it’s basically a crap shoot to assess NHL potential in the AHL for players in the 20-22 age range, the rare barnstormer notwithstanding. Most players that will become impactful at the NHL level require upwards of 100 games or more in the AHL to get used to playing in the pros, probably more if new to North American ice. I’ll admit for me Dorofeyev was as much hope and wishful thinking and he may yet not prove out at least not yet anyways. First thing I noticed though from his first year in Henderson (partial season actually) was he was scoring as many or more goals than assists. A bullish sign imo. He needed to get bigger, stronger, stronger on the puck, more in the play; make it happen vs. waiting for it to. Lot of hard work remaining. Hope he’s up to it. The team could use a young home grown top six forward. The Misfits aren’t getting any younger.

  17. THE hockey GOD

    three rookies in lineup yesterday

  18. Richie-Rich

    I still think that the decisions made by McCrimmon in the past overshadow the moves made this season. The team certainly has outperformed my expectations. While Eichel isn’t living up to what he is being paid, you can definitely see the skills. The addition of Barbashev seems to be a good recipe for that top line. Barbashev has 7 years of NHL experience and Cup experience. Cotter is coming along nicely and is a keeper. Dorofeyev and Brisson could be future stars as well with the Misfits aging. Goaltending isn’t an issue, and I don’t think it ever really was an issue.

    I also do not think that VGK has ever had a coaching problem. We’re lucky to have Cassidy now. The players have bought into this defense first strategy, which seems to be working. I still think they rely to much on the rush breakaways and need to be better at entering the OZ without having to rely on dump and chase. Roster stability is going to help that!

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