Vegas joins short list of expansion success stories with title

When Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley said his plan for his new team was to win a Stanley Cup within six years, he likely didn’t expect to be this spot on. On Tuesday night, at the conclusion of the team’s fifth season of NHL play, the Golden Knights hoisted

‘It hurts to win’: How the unbreakable Mark Stone has led Vegas to within a game of the Stanley Cup

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. SUNRISE, Fla. — The Vegas Golden Knights have been spotted wearing T-shirts during the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs with the phrase “It Hurts To Win” printed on them. “Whatever we’ve got to do at this time of year, we’ve got to do it,”

Takeaways from Game 4: Vegas one win away from title

The Stanley Cup Final heads back to Las Vegas with the Golden Knights one win away from lifting the trophy. After jumping out to a commanding 3-0 advantage in Game 4, the Golden Knights held off the Florida Panthers to take a 3-1 series lead. Chandler Stephenson scored the game’s

Vegas one win from 1st Cup after Game 4 victory

SUNRISE, Fla. — Chandler Stephenson scored two goals and William Karlsson added what proved to be the game winner, and the Vegas Golden Knights outlasted the Florida Panthers 3-2 Saturday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. With the win, Vegas secured a 3-1 series lead and will

Panthers lose Gudas following check in first period

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. LAS VEGAS — Florida Panthers defenseman Radko Gudas left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and did not return. Although the Panthers did not disclose the injury when announcing his departure during the second period, Gudas was on the other

How Golden Knights, Panthers owners brought West Point legacy to the NHL

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Army hockey coach Brian Riley isn’t sure if the Stanley Cup has ever visited West Point. “But I like our chances now,” he said with a laugh. “I’m not a betting man, but I’ve got to believe that the Stanley Cup’s going to

Stanley Cup Final Game 1: Sights and sounds

The 2023 Stanley Cup Final is finally here as the Vegas Golden Knights host the Florida Panthers in Game 1. Both teams enter the series with hopes to hoist their franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup. It marks the seventh time in league history that both teams in the championship series are

Kane has hip resurfacing surgery, out 4-6 months

Patrick Kane will be shelved four to six months after undergoing a hip resurfacing procedure, his agent said Thursday. Pat Brisson told reporters that Kane had the surgery Thursday and that the 34-year-old still “wants to play for a long time.” Kane played out the final 19 games of an

Four reasons the Golden Knights are playing for the Stanley Cup

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. The not-so-long national Knightmare has ended. The Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in their sixth year of existence. Reaching the postseason is a goal for many teams. Fair or unfair, making it to

Jack Eichel, Golden Knights a Vegas marriage made in heaven

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. LAS VEGAS — Labels can be dangerous. So can superlatives. This is why it is suggested that those who use them be careful, because there is no way of telling if the expectation itself can be too much to bear before