Deryk Engelland

Vegas Golden Knights rout Coyotes 5-2 in inspired home debut

One by one under the spotlights, the Vegas Golden Knights skated up to take their place behind a first responder to the shooting massacre.

The arena then illuminated the victims' names in gold on the ice during 58 seconds of silence.

Hockey seemed distant and unimportant to the players on the NHL's newest team in recent days, but the Golden Knights knew they had to play Tuesday night — for their city, for their fans and for the fallen.

And their debut on the Strip was a poignant smash.

James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period, and the Golden Knights remained unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the...

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