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Justin Emerson


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

Chandler Stephenson key for Golden Knights as center depth is tested

The Golden Knights acquired Chandler Stephenson last week in a trade to provide depth to their bottom six. He debuted as a fourth-line center and played some third-line wing, which appeared to be the extent of his role going forward. → Read More

Fleury terrific in emotional return to Golden Knights

The emotions started with the announcement of the starting goalie. There’s always a big cheer for the Golden Knights’ future Hall of Famer, but tonight the thunderous applause went to a different stratosphere ... → Read More

Live Blog: Valentin Zykov returns to Golden Knights tonight against Blackhawks

There was a belief that his suspension two months ago spelled the end of Valentin Zykov's time as a Golden Knight. He briefly appeared 10 days before his suspension ended, then he was waived and sent to AHL Chicago when he would have been eligible again. The Golden Knights recalled Zykov on Monday night and ... → Read More

Golden Knights’ faith in Subban rewarded with Fleury out

Malcolm Subban knew he was going to start last Monday in Dallas. The Golden Knights lost that game, but no sweat: Marc-Andre Fleury was going to play Wednesday and the regular rotation would continue. → Read More

Marc-Andre Fleury rejoins Golden Knights after absence

It was welcome sight this morning to see that familiar gold mask skate out from the tunnel and into the crease. Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t been with the Golden Knights since ... → Read More

Welcome home: Golden Knights getting used to lining up against former Vegas teammates

Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Carpenter sat on the bench and got lost in the sights and sounds of T-Mobile Arena before a November 13 game against the Vegas Golden Knights. That is, until goalie Marc-André Fleury popped up on the opposing bench and started chirping at him. → Read More

Examining Sami Vatanen as a trade target for the Golden Knights

The Golden Knights already swung a trade this week, but there’s nothing to keep them from using the rest of the road trip to scout for another potential trade target ... → Read More

Marchessault back to his old (hat) tricks as Golden Knights defeat Devils

Marchessault clearly had been waiting for a night like Tuesday. He recorded a natural hat trick in the third period, the second three-goal outing as a Golden Knight and third of his career, to help Vegas beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 at Prudential Center ... → Read More

Golden Knights acquire Chandler Stephenson from Capitals, adding forward depth

The Golden Knights made an intriguing depth move Monday night, acquiring forward Chandler Stephenson from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick ... → Read More

Golden Knights put together complete effort against Rangers, win third straight

It was a complete performance, the type of 60-minute game the team has preached that it needs. The Golden Knights have won three in a row for the first time this season, and it finally seems like they’re getting the results they felt they’ve deserved ... → Read More

Golden Knights to face talented rookies in consecutive nights of road trip

There’s a learning curve to NHL, which is why it’s common for all but the elite amateur players to return to junior, go to college or play in the AHL after they are drafted before making their NHL debuts ... → Read More

Some things the Golden Knights should address to change season

The Golden Knights have more losses than wins with almost a third of the season already gone. Let’s go holiday shopping — it’s Black Friday, after all — with the ... → Read More

Nothing could spoil a good walk at the renovated Wynn Golf Club

The majority of the course was re-created from scratch over 10 months; the 50,000 man-hours of total work included moving 40,000 cubic yards of earth. The course reopened October 11 with a $550 price tag for 18 holes, $50 higher than its previous cost. It comes with some serious perks. → Read More

Golden Knights complete miracle comeback, beat Predators in OT

Sometimes in the middle of a slump, it takes a miracle to break it. The Golden Knights got that miracle Wednesday night, and if they turn the season around it might be because of that goal. Max Pacioretty scored the game-tying goal with ... → Read More

Early deficit in Dallas too much as Golden Knights drop third straight

The Golden Knights played well for most of Monday night's game, but unfortunately a poor first period led to an early two-goal hole that was too much to overcome ... → Read More

Struggles against top teams continue for Golden Knights in home loss to Oilers

There haven’t been many nights this season where it was clear that the Golden Knights were the second-best team on the ice ... → Read More

Golden Knights on wrong end of goalie battle in overtime loss to Sharks

The Golden Knights, since their founding, have always been able to score against the San Jose Sharks. They have averaged 4.10 goals per game against San Jose, and Sharks goalies had a putrid .878 save percentage when facing Vegas. → Read More

Golden Knights’ Mark Stone, Cody Eakin back on track thanks to each other

Mark Stone hadn’t scored a point in six games and Cody Eakin had just four points in 17 games all season. So the Golden Knights did what any reasonable ... → Read More

Fleury’s stunning save caps Golden Knights' win over Maple Leafs

He looked like a shortstop snaring a liner up the middle, extending fully and snatching it out of the air. Or maybe a wide receiver, diving in the endzone to corral a touchdown pass. Marc-Andre Fleury has made 23,151 saves in his Hall of Fame career ... → Read More

Live Blog: Nicolas Hague looks for first win against hometown Maple Leafs

Nicolas Hague's first game he ever attended wasn't in Toronto, but it did have the Maple Leafs on the ice. Of course he doesn't root for the Maple Leafs anymore, but it doesn't mean he didn't cherish playing in Toronto when the Golden Knights were there two weeks ago. They came up short when they were there, and now Hague and Vegas welcome the Maple Leafs ... → Read More