The Las Vegas expansion team finally has a name. Tuesday night owner Bill Foley announced that they will be called the Vegas Golden Knights. They also showed their new team logo and declared their colors: gold, red, black, and grey. The Golden Knights will begin playing in 2017-18 after participating in an expansion draft on June 20.
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BLUES 4 BRUINS 2
Jori Lehtera scored twice for St. Louis, giving him three goals and five points in 16 games this season. Although he has just 26 career markers in 170 games, this was actually his third multigoal contest. He had a hat trick on Nov. 11, 2014 and two goals on April 11, 2015.
Jake Allen turned aside 39 of 41 shots, including all 17 Bruins shots in the final frame. He’s won four straight games and has allowed just six goals through that span.
David Backes found the back of the net for the Bruins. He has four markers and eight points in 14 contests this season.
Paul Stastny scored the game-winning goal. It was his fifth goal and 11th point in 20 contests.
Tuukka Rask stopped 24 of 27 shots, ending his streak of six straight games where he surrendered just two goals or less. He has a 11-3-0 record, 1.57 GAA, and .942 save percentage in 14 starts.
HURRICANES 2 MAPLE LEAFS 1
Viktor Stalberg won this game with a shorthanded marker at 14:06 of the second period. That gives him three goals and four points in 17 games this season.
Jeff Skinner also found the back of the net for Carolina and is now on a three-game point streak. He’s up to eight goals and 16 points in 17 contests.
Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner netted the game’s opening goal 5:55 minutes into the contest, though obviously it wasn’t enough to propel Toronto last night. Still, he’s up to four goals and nine points in 19 games.
Frederik Andersen stopped 27 of 29 shots, making the second straight game where he’s allowed just two goals and was still charged with a loss. He has a 8-6-3 record, 3.03 GAA, and .909 save percentage in 17 starts.
Cam Ward kicked out 25 of 26 Maple Leafs shots. He has won five straight games, allowing just five goals over that span.
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Mike Hoffman ended a five-game point drought by recording a goal and two assists last night. He has four markers and 10 points in 17 contests this season.
Mark Stone also posted a goal and two assists for the Senators. That gives him four goals and 11 points in 18 games.
Their efforts contributed to Carey Price stopping just 19 of 23 shots in his first regulation time loss of 2016-17. He has a 11-1-1 record, 1.77 GAA, and .943 save percentage in 13 starts.
Craig Anderson picked up the win by saving 36 of 39 shots. He has a 9-4-1 record, 2.32 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 14 games.
Andrei Markov assisted on all three of Montreal’s goals, making this the eighth time in his last nine games that he’s recorded at least a point. He has two markers and 15 assists in 20 contests.
FLYERS 3 PANTHERS 1
Reilly Smith scored the Panthers’ lone goal on Tuesday. He has four goals and seven points in 20 games.
Wayne Simmonds led Philadelphia with a goal and an assist. He’s up to 10 goals and 18 points in 20 contests in 2016-17.
Dale Weise netted the game-winning goal last night. It was the 28-year-old forward’s first goal of the campaign.
Steve Mason saved 38 of 39 shots, making this the fourth time in five games that he’s held the competition to two or fewer goals. He’s had a rough season overall though with a 5-6-3 record, 2.96 GAA, and .895 save percentage in 15 contests.
Roberto Luongo’s four-game winning streak came to an end with him allowing three goals on 28 shots. He has a 7-6-0 record, 2.31 GAA, and .921 save percentage in 13 starts.
ISLANDERS 3 DUCKS 2 (Shootout)
Thomas Greiss kicked out 39 of 41 shots in regulation time. The shootout lasted 14 rounds and Greiss surrendered four goals over that span before finally getting the win.
Jonathan Bernier was on the losing end of that lengthy shootout battle. Before that though, he saved 33 of 35 shots in regulation time.
Nick Leddy registered a power-play assist in the first period. He’s also the player that scored the deciding goal in the 14th round of the shootout.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist. That gives him three goals and 10 points in 18 games this season.