NHL BRIEF – NOV 23, 2016: Vegas Unveils Nickname & Logo, Carolina And St. Louis Extend Winning Streaks

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 22:  The team name and logo for the Vegas Golden Knights are displayed on T-Mobile Arena's video mesh wall after the Vegas Golden Knights was announced as the name for the Las Vegas NHL franchise at T-Mobile Arena on November 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team will begin play in the 2017-18 season.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 22: The team name and logo for the Vegas Golden Knights are displayed on T-Mobile Arena’s video mesh wall after the Vegas Golden Knights was announced as the name for the Las Vegas NHL franchise at T-Mobile Arena on November 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team will begin play in the 2017-18 season. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

VEGAS FRANCHISE UNVEILS TEAM NICKNAME, LOGO

The Las Vegas expansion team announced that it will be known as the Vegas Golden Knights. The long-awaited name of the city’s first major league sports franchise was revealed on Tuesday during a public ceremony outside T-Mobile Arena.

The team’s colors – steel grey, gold, red and black – reflect the community and focus of the franchise. Drawing on themes associated with knights, the helmet in the team’s logo includes a ‘V’ to represent Las Vegas. The secondary logos include swords that create the star from the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.

Click here for complete details and artwork.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
St. Louis 4, BOSTON 2
Carolina 2, TORONTO 1
Ottawa 4, MONTREAL 3
Philadelphia 3, FLORIDA 1
NY Islanders 3, ANAHEIM 2 (SO)

KARLSSON REACHES MILESTONE IN OTTAWA’S VICTORY

Down 3-2 early in the third period, Mark Stone (1-2—3) and Erik Karlsson (1-1—2) scored 2:24 apart to lead the Senators to their seventh victory in their last nine regular-season meetings with the Canadiens dating to Jan. 15, 2015 (MTL: 2-5-2).

* Karlsson eclipsed the 400-point milestone while appearing in his 498th career game (104-297—401). In doing so, he became the 15th defenseman in NHL history to record 400-plus points in 500 or fewer contests, and the first to do so since Brian Leetch on Dec. 4, 1993 (380 GP).

* Stone equaled a career high with his eighth three-point performance and first since March 12 vs. TOR (1-2—3). Mike Hoffman (1-2—3) also matched a career high with his seventh three-point game and second of the season (also Oct. 18 vs. ARI: 0-3—3).

HURRICANES, BLUES EXTEND WINNING STREAKS

The Hurricanes and Blues both mounted comebacks to extend their winning streaks to five and four games, respectively:

* Behind 1-0 less than six minutes after the opening face-off, the Hurricanes potted two unanswered goals to stretch their winning streak to five contests, their longest such run since Dec. 31, 2013 – Jan. 9, 2014 (5-0-0). Cam Ward (25 SV), who has been in net for all five games, owns a 1.00 goals-against average, .962 save percentage and one shutout in that span.

* Down 2-1 midway through the second period, the Blues scored three unanswered goals to push their overall winning streak to four games and snap their road skid at four contests (0-4-0). Jori Lehtera (2-0—2) registered his third career multi-goal performance and first since April 11, 2015 vs. MIN (2-0—2).

LOOSE PUCKS

Road teams swept Tuesday’s five games to improve to 113-132-42 this season . . . Goaltender Steve Mason made a season-high 38 saves to help the Flyers pick up points for the fourth time in their past five outings (3-1-1) . . . Defenseman Nick Leddy scored in the 14th round to lead the Islanders over the Ducks in the longest shootout in each franchise’s history . . . Bruins forward David Backes potted the opening goal in his first game against his former team, the Blues. Backes totaled 206-254—460 during his first 10 NHL seasons in St. Louis (727 GP) . . . Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (1-1—2) recorded his League-leading seventh power-play goal of 2016-17. He also paces all blueliners with eight total goals . . . Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech scored his first NHL goal (15 GP) . . . The Sharks signed defenseman Brent Burns to an eight-year contract extension . . . ICYMI: Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. attended practice and met with members of the Capitals on Tuesday.

645c55ae-ce3d-4f8a-96c3-3802db5d5bec

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Winnipeg @ Minnesota, 7 p.m., SN360, SNP, FS-N, FS-WI
Detroit @ Buffalo, 7 p.m., FS-D+, MSG-B
Toronto @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., SN1, SNE, SNO, MSG+
Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., ROOT, MSG
St. Louis @ Washington, 7 p.m., FS-MW, CSN-DC
Calgary @ Columbus, 7 p.m., SNW, FS-O
Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, TCN-PH
Dallas @ Nashville, 8 p.m., TVAS, FS-SW+, FS-TN
Chicago @ San Jose, 10 p.m., NBCSN, WGN
Edmonton @ Colorado, 10 p.m., SNW, ALT2
Vancouver @ Arizona, 10 p.m., SNP, FS-A
NY Islanders @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., MSG+, FS-W
NBC Sports Channel Finder
Sportsnet Channel Finder
NHL Network Channel Finder

NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER HEADLINES 12-GAME SLATE

The night before U.S. Thanksgiving features a 12-game NHL slate, highlighted by a national doubleheader on NBCSN.

First, the Flyers complete the second half of back-to-back outings when they visit the Lightning at Amalie Arena as part of NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry.

Two of the Western Conference’s top teams then face off when the Blackhawks meet the Sharks at SAP Center in the nightcap.

Source: NHL Public Relations

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s