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Work Still To Do, But Cassidy Loves How The Golden Knights “Find Ways To Win”

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As the Golden Knights head towards the most important part of the season, they’ve been doing a lot of winning. 17 wins in the last 22 games has to have the team feeling great about the state of their game, but the head coach still strives for more.

We can tidy up a lot of different things like getting more consistent, getting out of ruts quicker, just getting closer to a 60 minute effort but there’s no one part that’s horrible. All parts of our game can all be solid they just aren’t always solid all at the same time and that’s what we are trying to get to. -Bruce Cassidy

They’ve been outshot in 11 of the last 14 games, have allowed more expected goals than they’ve generated in 14 of the last 17 (including six straight), and are seeing 43% of their in-zone faceoffs in the defensive zone.

It hasn’t always been pretty but the results have been there throughout.

We’re not where we want to be exactly but we find ways to win and I love that about our group. It’s not like if the power play doesn’t score we can’t win or if we give up too many penalties we can’t win or if we don’t get great goaltending. Whatever is needed that night we seem to find a way to get to the finish line. -Cassidy

It’s often said that a mark of a good team is whether or not they can win when they don’t have their best game. The Golden Knights have been elite in that category because, as coach said, different areas of the game can pick up the slack.

That being said, the Golden Knights haven’t been inconsistent in all areas. When asked about the areas in which Vegas has excelled most this season, Cassidy highlighted three.

I think our slot coverage is very good. We rarely break down there over and over. Our reloads have been really good this second half of the season. Our forwards’ determination to get back into the play has been excellent as well. And our rush game has been good all year, we can really score off the rush. -Cassidy

With the playoffs looming, the Golden Knights will need to continue to be excellent in those areas while also adding to the parts of the game that have slacked at different points. All the pieces are there, it’s just going to be about bringing them all together for long enough to get the job done 16 times when it really counts.




Golden Knights Dominance In Tie Games Skewing Expected Goals Numbers


  1. knights fan in minny

    coach needs to cross his fingers no more injuries.

  2. Did anyone see what actually happened to Smith

    • THE hockey GOD

      YES HE GOT SMASHED INTO THE BOARDS WITH A leGAL BODY CHECK, the VEGAS now site , Owen’s site, has reply of it from a few days ago.

      If you checked your messages you would have seen this before.

      I don’t know why no. 2 is wearing a head bucket though

      • THE hockey GOD


      • Bob Bailey

        Whitecloud took a puck to the jaw in warm-ups in Edmonton according to the broadcast..he went off for attention and came back for the game with the shield

      • Kevin

        Whitecloud had the bubble on because he caught a puck on the face during the Edmonton warmups. They showed him in pre-game coming off the ice.

        • THE hockey GOD


          no 23 was in practice today, hill, lt and no 23 were not,

      • Harold Naiman

        Puck to face pre game

    • Blitz

      I asked the same question the other day and got no answer. I watched the game, but pretty sure they didn’t replay his last shift to look for an injury. I am guessing Dave Goucher was too busy rattling off useless stats and didn’t want to bore his audience with actual interesting info.

      • THE hockey GOD

        I replied, a few day s later, sorry for the delay.

        • Blitz

          I saw your post above and found the video. Thanks. Didn’t look that bad and the “lower body” part of the diagnosis seems strange from the hit. Maybe a hip issue or something like that. Heck what is “lower body”? Point to the doll and show me where the bad calgary man touched your “lower body”.

  3. Gary

    The infamous lower body injury which could be one of 9 different things. It has always baffled me that NHL teams are so secretive about what the injury actually is

    • THE hockey GOD

      if you play close attention to what’s going on in the game, and see how players react after being hit, looking at their body language; it’s not too hard to figure out.

  4. THE hockey GOD

    Cassidy loves the way the VGK find ways to win !!

    —–>>>> aka the never say die kids<<<<<——


  5. THE hockey GOD

    William Shatner]
    Let’s go, ready? From the top

    My favorite shows on TV have 12 minutes of advertising
    I can’t get behind that kind of time

    [Henry Rollins]
    Eat quickly, drive faster, make more money now
    I can’t get behind that

    [William Shatner]
    My kids say, “He said to me, and I’m “like” and he’s “like” and she’s “like”
    [Henry Rollins]
    It’s all, he’s all, she’s all

    [William Shatner]
    I can’t get behind that kind of, like, English
    That’ll be six to eight weeks before delivery

    [Henry Rollins]
    The rising oceans, the warming temperatures

    [William Shatner]
    The dying polar bears, no tigers in 50 years

    [Henry Rollins]
    Rising poison in the air and water

    [William Shatner]
    I can’t understand why the price of gas suddenly rises
    When oil goes up

    [Henry Rollins]
    But takes months to go down long after oil falls

    [William Shatner]
    I can’t get behind any of that
    I can’t get behind the Gods, who are more vengeful, angry, and
    Dangerous if you don’t believe in them
    You might also like
    William Shatner
    Has Been
    William Shatner
    Star Trek Opening
    Star Trek
    [Henry Rollins]
    Why can’t all these Gods just get along?
    I mean, they’re omnipotent and omnipresent, what’s the problem?

    [William Shatner]
    What’s the problem? What about the men who say
    “Do as I do, believe in what I say, for your own good
    Or I’ll kill you”, I can’t get behind that

    [Henry Rollins]
    I can’t get behind that
    Everybody knows everything about all of us

    [William Shatner]
    That’s too much knowledge

    [Shatner & Rollins]
    I can’t get behind that!

    [William Shatner]
    Yeah, and what about student drivers using my streets to learn?
    If you learn to play the drums you got to go to a studio
    Go to a parking lot, for God’s sake, why are you jeopardizing my life?
    I can’t get behind a student driver

    [Henry Rollins]
    I can’t behind a driver who drives like a student driver
    If you’re going to drive an urban assault vehicle then get off the phone
    And keep your eyes on the road
    Lifetime guarantee?
    [William Shatner]
    Who’s lifetime? Not mine
    I haven’t that much time left, let’s make it yours
    Everybody’s got a longer life than me
    The leaf blowers, is there anything more futile?

    [Henry Rollins]
    Car alarms

    [William Shatner]
    Clap off

    [Henry Rollins]
    Clap on

    [William Shatner]

    [Henry Rollins]
    Size matters

    [William Shatner]
    No, it doesn’t

    [Henry Rollins (William Shatner)]
    Yes, it does (No, it doesn’t)
    Yes, it does (No, it doesn’t)
    Yes, it does (No, it doesn’t)
    Yes it does

    [William Shatner]
    My phone rings

    [Henry Rollins]
    Make millions in minutes

    [William Shatner]
    It’s a computer

    [Henry Rollins]
    Lose inches in hours

    [William Shatner]
    Leave me the Hell alone

    [Henry Rollins]
    Eat more spend less

    [William Shatner]
    The Colonel is breakdancing, give me a break

    [Henry Rollins]
    Credit terms raised

    [William Shatner]
    I can’t get behind any of that!
    I can’t get behind so-called singers that can’t carry a tune
    Get paid for talking, how easy is that?
    Well, maybe I could get behind that

    [Henry Rollins]
    Well, I can’t, if you have to fix it with a computer
    Quantized, pitch corrected, and overly inspected
    Then you can’t do it, and I can’t get behind that

    [William Shatner]
    I can’t get behind a fat ass!

    [Henry Rollins]
    Yeah, Bill, can you turn around and do one more?

    [William Shatner]
    Always can do one more
    Let’s hit it!

  6. THE hockey GOD

    when we were kids we only had one thing to worry about, now kids and parents
    today are
    facing a whole new set of creeps

    <<<<>>>>>>Benny Johnson
    The Colorado Springs shooter identified as non binary.

    The Denver shooter identified as trans.

    The Aberdeen shooter identified as trans.

    The Nashville shooter identified as trans.

    One thing is VERY clear: the modern trans movement is radicalizing activists into terrorists.

    • Tyler Durden

      Stay in the basement you despicable troll. Ken must be so proud hosting shit like you

    • Jim L

      LOL, tell me you get your information from sources that confirm your already bigoted worldview without directly telling me.

      You win.

      You also suck.

      • THE hockey GOD

        jim l
        stopping perverts from brainwashing children into the sick/twisted / perverted gender bender agenda is not bigotry.

        It is just common sense, pro Humanity, anti evil, anti perversion, pro American traditional families values.

        From the book of Genesis
        The Doom of Sodom (and hence the satanic beginning of sodomy)

        19 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he stood up to meet them and [a]bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said, “No, but we shall spend the night in the public square.” 3 Yet he strongly urged them, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 Before they lay down, the men of the city—the men of Sodom—surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people [b]from every quarter; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may [c]have sodomy relations with them.” 6 But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8 Now look, I have two daughters who have not [d]had relations with any man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them [e]whatever you like; only do not do anything to these men, because they have come under the [f]shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Get out of the way!” They also said, “This one came in [g]as a foreigner, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them!” So they pressed hard against [h]Lot and moved forward to break the door. 10 But the men (angels) reached out their [i]hands and brought Lot into the house [j]with them, and shut the door. 11 Then they (angels of lord) struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, from the small to the great, so that they became weary of trying to find the doorway.

        Then the two men said to Lot, “Whom else do you have here? A son-in-law and your sons and daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place; 13 for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the Lord that the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who [k]were to marry his daughters, and said, “Up, get out of this place, for the Lord is destroying the city.” But he appeared to his sons-in-law [l]to be joking.

        15 When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the [m]punishment of the city.” 16 But he hesitated. So the men grasped his hand and the hand of his wife and the [n]hands of his two daughters, because the compassion of the Lord was upon him; and they brought him out and put him outside the city. 17 When they had brought them outside, [o]one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay [p]anywhere in the surrounding area; escape to the [q]mountains, or you will be swept away.” 18 But Lot said to them, “Oh no, my lords! 19 Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the [r]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die; 20 now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) [s]so that my life may be saved.” 21 And he said to him, “Behold, I grant you this [t]request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the town was named [u]Zoar.

        23 The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of heaven, 25 and He overthrew those cities, and all the surrounding area, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But [v]Lot’s wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

        Recent archeological findings have discovered the cities of Sodom and Gommorah as well as substantial evidence of the nature of their ruination.

        Repent your evil ways, seek salvation.

    • TS

      Thg, so what is the TRUMP movement doing, in comparison?? It is ” radicalizing activists into TERRORISTS.”

      SEZ ME!

      • TS

        Consider Trump’s latest call to ” violence and destruction”. SEE ANY SIMILARITIES HERE?? HMMMMMMMM….CURIOUS, HUH??

        • knights fan in minny

          stop it he did not tell people to cause violence he said it could happen the left takes that as trump told them to riot you dems need to stop putting words in trumps mouth.

        • knights fan in minny

          stop it he did not tell people to cause violence he said it could happen the left takes that as trump told them to riot you dems need to stop putting words in trumps mouth.

        • TS

          This just said: Trump: ” the REAL enemy isn’t Russia or China. It’s the American Government”. So, as I said, The POWER of Suggestion is very strong in Trump. If he REPEATS his anti- American lies often enough, his followers BELIEVE IT! Tell me, WHO IS THE TRAITOR , HERE???

      • THE hockey GOD

        TS Trump this Trump that

        your ilk has TDS (trump derangement syndrome)


        Biden is in CHARGE now, and it’s been a train wreck since DAY ONE

        you know it, we all know it

        AP pollsters came out over weekend, his poll ratings are lowest , new lows. IF his numbers were stock market, it would be labeled as a CRASH !!

  7. Jim

    The VGK postseason hopes completely depend on one of their 428 goalies getting hot (assuming Cassidy plays the correct goalie) and providing enough to get them through.

    I am a completely neutral observer. I don’t care if they win or lose. I just find the situation they are in to be completely fascinating (as well as unprecedented). They are a fairly decent, but not great team in a very weak division. Very inconsistent, but generally decent. Ok so far so good and not that interesting, but their goalie situation is what throws them over the top.

    In the playoffs goalies can be huge, literally winning a series on their own. They can also be relatively insignificant. Yet good teams can win with just ok goalie play.

    The Knights have a little bit of everything. Their skaters are extremely inconsistent. They can beat anyone only getting decent (but not great) goalie play. They can also lose to anyone even getting great goalie play. That is just the skaters.

    Now throw in the fact that they have a bunch of unknown goalies whose individual play has ranged from meh to pretty good.

    Overall it leads to lots of unknowns. VKG can lose in the first round going out feebly due to both poor goalie play as well as inconsistent skater performance. They can also go to the finals based off of great goalie play and timely and dominant skater performance.

    Anything in between is a possibility.


    • TS

      Jim, your post is a great neutral perspective on the VGK. we are definitely streaky, can be inconsistent, and Goalies= uncertainty. But, we scratch and claw our way to WINS. Thanks for showing interest in our team, and posting your views!

    • Blitz

      I don’t think goalies will have any thing to do with winning or losing in the playoff just as they really haven’t all season, minus a game here or there or a great period here or there. The defensive system in front of the goalie has proven to make all 5 goalies playable. To your point though, if 1 or all goalies can stand on their head and keep VGK in it when they really can’t score then I would say yes it depends on the goalie. To me they need to shore up issues like lapses in defense, because that is their bread and butter. Cassidy’s system. Lock down defense can/will lead to their scoring chances, but make no mistake scoring is going to be their weakness in the playoffs. I don’t see that any different than with PDB the last few years. More physical, tighter locked down teams is what they will get. How they score thru that is going to be the great decider. Scoring with this team is surprisingly good at times, but surprisingly bad as well. This team doesn’t pass well and that is especially true during the PP. Their ability to get to the net and park has improved 10 fold from last season. That is one hope I have that they will be able to score more dirty stuff in the playoffs than the PDB years. That in zone passing though, ugh!

      Hey I am just happy they are where they are. Seriously, I didn’t have high hopes this year and they absolutely proved me wrong and Cassidy gets alot of the credit and kept this team together thru alot of injuries etc. First round exit, second round exit, win it all, I am just glad they are going to provide the opportunity for me to have some butterflies in the gut watching them try.

  8. Jailbird

    Oilers won last night and are still in the mix. We need to come out string tonight, score first and play our system. We face a pretty tuff schedule, so every point is needed. Go get them boys!

    • knights fan in minny

      i would be more concerned with the wild i do not know how they ate winning without there star kaprizov the kid boldy is stepping up his game big time the goaltending has been outstanding lately i bet the flower will be pumped i will be at the game here should be 2 very good games

  9. THE hockey GOD

    Lyubushkin won’t take part in Pride with butt fucking agenda night warmup
    Ilya Lyubushkin is citing an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of retribution at home in Russia for electing to not participate in the Buffalo Sabres’ pregame warmup on Pride night when players are expected to wear Pridethemed jerseys. The team announced Lyubushkin’s decision Monday morning. Lyubushkin is from Moscow, where he has family and visits regularly.

    meanwhile “the game” is on woke hulu tonight, which those of us who don’t get tSN
    won’t be able to see it, or hear the lousy broke wokeVERSITY lame “TV” announcers.

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