Ben Gotz, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ben Gotz

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

Original Misfit, Knights have ‘verbal agreement’ on deal: report

One of the Golden Knights’ original members, Reilly Smith, reportedly is going to stick around next season. → Read More

Golden Knights’ season-ending grades: Tough marks for tough finish

Injuries played a major factor in the Golden Knights missing the NHL playoffs for the first time. But so did inconsistency and poor stretches of play. → Read More

Mark Stone has back surgery, Golden Knights say

Golden Knights captain Mark Stone had surgery Thursday in the hopes of fixing the back issue that caused him to miss more than half of last season. → Read More

6 possible candidates to be next Golden Knights coach

The Golden Knights will have options when looking for their next coach, beginning perhaps with Barry Trotz. There are plenty of experienced candidates on the market. → Read More

Knights fire coach after missing playoffs for 1st time

The Golden Knights fired coach Pete DeBoer after missing the NHL playoffs for the first time in franchise history. He went 97-50-12 after being hired Jan. 15, 2020. → Read More

Golden Knights lose 1st-round draft pick to Sabres at lottery

The Golden Knights didn’t win the NHL draft lottery and move up from the 16th selection, meaning their first-round pick will go to the Buffalo Sabres. → Read More

What’s left for Golden Knights with no playoff hopes?

The Golden Knights’ elimination from playoff contention means their game Friday against the St. Louis Blues will be the final time the group plays together. → Read More

Here’s what you need to know before Golden Knights’ game at Chicago

The Golden Knights’ playoff fate could be decided Wednesday night as they enter a must-win game against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. → Read More

‘I think we have to win them all’: Knights’ playoff hopes hanging by a thread

Going against a New Jersey Devils team that has nothing to play for, the Golden Knights blew a prime opportunity to gain ground in their pursuit of a playoff berth. → Read More

Golden Knights say playoff ‘destiny is in our own hands’

The Golden Knights hold a playoff spot with 76 points in 68 games. They are one point ahead of Dallas for the second wild-card spot, but the Stars have four games in hand. → Read More

Marc-Andre Fleury switches sides to Golden Knights’ next opponent

The Golden Knights will see a familiar face on the other side of the rink when they play the Minnesota Wild on Monday. → Read More

Golden Knights hit road in quest to stay in playoff race

The Golden Knights’ next five games — and seven of nine — are on the road starting Tuesday. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — they are 16-8-1 away from T-Mobile Arena. → Read More

Flames hand Golden Knights most lopsided loss of season

The Calgary Flames took advantage of the Golden Knights’ tired legs Wednesday to move into first place in the Pacific Division by points percentage. → Read More

Here’s how NHL All-Star Weekend came to fruition in Las Vegas

NHL All-Star Weekend will be another opportunity for the league to further its impressive partnership with Las Vegas. And don’t be surprised by anything you see. → Read More

NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena gets headliner

Platinum-selling recording artist Machine Gun Kelly will perform during the second intermission of the NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 5 at T-Mobile Arena. → Read More

Golden Knights report: NHL All-Star Weekend tickets on sale

A limited number of tickets to NHL All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Arena are available on the Golden Knights website. → Read More

Jack Eichel speaks after first Golden Knights practice — WATCH LIVE

Golden Knights center Jack Eichel, acquired in November from the Buffalo Sabres, still has steps to clear before playing in his first NHL game since March 7. → Read More

Golden Knights goaltender to make 1st NHL start against Nashville

The Golden Knights will start their third goaltender against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. → Read More

Golden Knights’ top-line forward out after wrist surgery

The Golden Knights announced Thursday that left wing Max Pacioretty underwent successful wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely. He’s second on the team in goals. → Read More

Golden Knights get 2 players back from COVID protocol

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association changed their COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, which allowed the Golden Knights to get two players back at practice Thursday. → Read More