Expansion teams don't have a history of coming out of the gate strong in their inaugural seasons. Despite the Vegas Golden Knights getting very favourable conditions for the expansion draft, it didn't seem like George McPhee built the strongest team, rather, opting to collect prospects, picks, and tradeable assets.
Further to that, with two of their best players in Vadim Shipachyov and Shea Theodore in the AHL (well, the former is sitting at home), one wouldn't think Vegas would be winning games but after 3 contests, they're 3-0.
No team in the NHL's 100-year history has managed to win their first 3 games in franchise history until Tuesday night, when the Golden Knights took down the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena.
They also set the record for scoring 4 goals in the shortest amount of time in an expansion team's home opener.
This is a truly impressive start for the NHL's 31st team, let's see if they can keep it up.