The Vegas Golden Knights continue to make hockey history. Thursday, they became the first expansion team to record 100 points in their inaugural season.
Prior to Vegas, the benchmark to beat was set by the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers tallied 111 points in their third season (1981-82) and finished second in the league to the New York Islanders.
First year in the League. 100-point season.
— NHL (@NHL) March 23, 2018
Golden Knights coach, Gerard Gallant, spoke to the media after the game. “It’s a huge number. Definitely satisfied and happy with that,” he said. “What do we got, eight games left in the season? So let’s keep adding on to the points, but it’s definitely a huge feat for our group so far.”
The @GoldenKnights OT loss gives them 100 points. They're the 1st team to do that within their first 2 seasons as an NHL franchise (manage to do it in Year 1)
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) March 23, 2018
Vegas’ 100th standings point was tallied following a 2-1 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks. Goalie Malcolm Subban also recorded a career-high 42 saves over the course of the game. The Golden Knights remain seven points clear of the Sharks at the top of the Pacific Division and boast an impressive 47-21-6 record for the season.
It’s only a matter of time before they clinch their place in the playoffs.
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) March 23, 2018
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