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Recap: The Golden Knights looked to bounce back from Friday’s 7-3 loss against the San Jose Sharks. Vegas hosted the Arizona Coyotes for their final preseason game at T-Mobile Arena. 

The home team got off to a fast start as Zach Hayes scored twice to give his team a 2-0 advantage.

The Coyotes managed to tie the game 2-2 quickly in the middle frame. 

Vegas came out determined in the final period taking the lead on Pavel Dorofeyev’s first preseason goal. Late down the stretch, William Karlsson broke a 3-3 tie to clinch the game in favor of the Golden Knights. 

Vegas won their second preseason match 4-3 with a couple of games remaining. The local team will travel for two games, playing in Utah and Idaho before heading to LA for the season opener against the Kings. Thursday night’s preseason game in Salt Lake City is scheduled for 6 PM. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: The Golden Knights were halfway decent in the 1st, capitalizing on a few Coyote mistakes. They were a complete trainwreck in the 2nd. Things improved in the 3rd, especially in transition where VGK won the game with a pair of goals. (Recap by Ken)

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes preseason game at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Cassidy details his plans for minute distribution in the regular season

Ken’s Three VGK Stars

*** Zack Hayes
** Michael Amadio
* Adin Hill



2022-23 Player Props And Two Computer Model Season Point Projections


Bruce Cassidy Details His Ideal Minute And Role Distribution Among Forward Lines


  1. Pistol Pete

    Dorofeyev 9 shots last two games. Could he be on the verge? HSK’s leading scorer last season and only about to turn 22. Can Cassidy push him over the top?

    • Pistol Pete

      He was reassigned to the HSK and called up for last night. Imo he’s right near the top of the pecking order.

      • Pistol Pete

        87 AHL games: 67 pts (36 G/31 A)

        Gotta like the weighting towards goals. His history is out scoring players at the current level and moving on to the next. Can he go another?

        Also, saw him posted last season around 20 lb. heavier than the 167 he’s currently listed on the VGK roster (6’1”).

        • Pistol Pete

          Correction: 65 pts (36 G/29 )—87 AHL games (.75 pts/game—.41 G/game)

  2. Pistol Pete

    And Zack Hayes. I have been eyeing him with interest for some time.

    Heavy and tall (6’3” 218).

    +97 (WHL)
    +28 (AHL)

    D offensive upside could be emerging.

    Have been impressed with his skating in practices.

    • Pistol Pete

      Hayes another one called up from the HSK to fill last night’s roster. Would not surprise me if that performance caught Cassidy’s attention. More impressive HSK +/- than Korczak.

  3. THE hockey GOD

    when a D man who hasn’t shown any skill in scoring for last five or so years, since pee wee hockey perhaps, leads your offensive charge- then you know something is not gelling.

    VGK goalie >>>>>>> Az goalie

    AZ AHlers >>>>>>> VGK AHLers. Don’t be fooled. AZ goalie sucked and cost them the game. If AZ comes up with a goalie , look out.

    • Pistol Pete

      Hayes’s AHL scoring is a bit light (.19 pt/game) but his +/- is really good. You may be right—an implied AHL lifer.

      How about Dorofeyev? Another AHL lifer?

      • THE hockey GOD

        Dorofeyez is 22 , Hayes is 23. They said Dorofeyez put on 20 pounds in off season, I don’t believe that . That is a lot of BIG MAC’s. Maybe I heard them wrong.

        Dorofeyez is a bit on small size, but who knows. I would like to see VGK give him some extended playing time during the season to see what he can do. Hayes is buried knee high on depth chart in regard to D men in VGK organization. He’ll need to frog leap over a few.

        Pachal had a very disappointing game to me. I had high hopes for him.

  4. Blitz

    Just a couple of observations from last night. Karlsson has been working on his release, that seems noticeabe to me. He had a real fast sharp release a couple of times last night. I think he looks good going into this year. I thought his line looked better than AHL players as it should. I think the opposite of the Roy/Kolesar line. They didn’t strike me as better than the AHL lines, specifically Kolesar. I thought that Cotter, who has been on fire, was average on this line last night. I am questioning if Kolesar is blocking other players from that spot. He is supposed to be physical, yet #15 is way more physical of a player, finishes checks etc. Cotter too. I expected to see more from Kolesar this year and I don’t really see anything. It’s preseason, but just observations.

    Hayes had two nice goals from the point, and good for him, but yeah not ready to give him a roster spot or anything. He is not a bad dman, and noticeable in a good way at times. Really the dman prospect pipeline is solid for VGK. Hutton looked the veteran last night. Whitecloud, not his best preseason game, was fine though, Korzak is ready for a spot.

    Hill is Lehner part 2. The guy was terrible last game, a wall this game, but still has to let in the shit goal the teams has to fight to make up. In fairness, I will let the jury still be out and give him a chance. It’s preseason…

    • Roberto

      I know Ken and others look at data and see a bright future, but just wonder if it’ll ever click for Kolesar. Can’t recall any other player missing on finishes more than him. And for a heavy, can’t recall him ever beasting anyone.

      Could see him getting shipped off for a late round pick, or middling prospect.

      • DMR

        I hope so! He does not provide much of anything but still gets plenty of playing time.

  5. Pistol Pete

    AHL stats:

    Cotter (23 in November): 61/160 (.38 pt/game)
    Leschyshyn (24 in March): 52/134 (.39 pt/game)
    Rondbjerg (24 in March): 46/78 (.59 pt/game)

    Rondbjerg the point getter of the three and bigger body. Actually Leschyshyn and Rondbjerg both popped on the HSK last season on the heels of their VGK games doing .8 and .7 a game respectively, that average matching Dorofeyev below.

    Dorofeyev (22 in October): 65/87 (.75 pt/game)

    Dorofeyev at the AHL level the best natural scorer of the four including goals.

    The word on Dorofeyev is he looked the best last night he ever has but Cassidy basically said he’s not strong enough yet. I like that about Cassidy. Keeps the fans informs and queues his players to drive them to the next level.

    • Pistol Pete

      When you’re not a Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel it can take a coach to light a fire under a player to drive them up. Beginning to understand why Cassidy is known for being tough on the younger guys especially.

  6. B-Rad-Lee

    It was hard to understand how this is a “goalkeeper friendly system” when the defense gives up 53 shots on goal. You may think Hill is below average, but anyone who can stop 50 shots in a game is an impressive goalkeeper IMHO.

    • Blitz

      It would be nice to know which Hill is coming to the party. The one that couldn’t stop a puck last week or the one that was on point last night (minus a goal that was entirely Hill’s fault and could have been the difference). He is trending in the right direction after a mostly good showing though.

  7. Obvious

    See it for what it is. Dark clouds and stormy seas

    Fat bastard needs to be pushed off the cliff sooner than later

    • THE hockey GOD

      you comment is on hold
      as some members of the “commie unity” might find
      it offensive. You may want to re word your comment
      to make it more “commie unity'” friendly.

      REgards your friendly comrade yahoo censor, err, forum “moderator”.

    • knights fan in minny

      fat bastard obvious bringing nothing to this site as usual bitter bitter punk

    • knights fan in minny

      obvious you need to jump off a bridge now bitter punk

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