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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights have done an excellent job of not looking too far ahead in their inaugural season.It has served them well during their amazing run as an expansion team Cheap Josh Allen Jersey , all the way to the top of the NHL standings.After Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Golden Knights lead the NHL with 82 points.Article continues below ...According to the league, Vegas is the first expansion team in its inaugural season to hold the outright lead in the standings this late into a season – 58 games played – besting the 1967-68 Kings, who led the league through 19 games on Nov. 24, 1967.But as veteran goalkeeper and three-time Stanley Cup winner Marc-Andre Fleury said, there is a point in the season every team is either trying to get into the playoffs or stay positioned where they are for the postseason.”Right now, we’re in good shape,” Fleury said. ”We are aware where we are, but we can’t just sit back. We have to keep chasing those points night after night.”The cliche of ”one game at a time” has transitioned into playing with a sense of urgency with seven weeks left in the regular season.Four games into a seven-game homestand, Vegas has won three straight since losing to Philadelphia on Feb. 11. The Golden Knights responded with wins over Chicago, Edmonton, and the Canadiens, outscoring the three by a combined 15-6.”We’re in a good spot right now Authentic Josh Allen Jersey , we’re happy where we are, but we’re a team that’s always going to have something to prove,” defenseman Brayden McNabb said.”I think everyone probably watches the standings, a little more closer in the West than the East. It’s one thing about having a lot of points early and being in first place in the West.”It’s a little different with this group, we all have something to prove still. We’re an expansion team, no one ever thought we’d be here, where we are right now.”Nevertheless, McNabb said coach Gerard Gallant has done a good job of keeping his players focused, ensuring they’re performing their best each game.”The whole point of taking it day by day is you’re not focused on the big picture and I feel like that’s a good approach for our team to have,” defenseman Shea Theodore said.”You can’t look too far ahead, it’s just kind of how we’re rolling and we’re doing a good job with that. I feel like we’ve done a good job of showing the league we’re for real.”Even team owner Bill Foley has gotten in on the act of not looking too far ahead. After Saturday night’s win, Foley expressed concern over Theodore’s recent throat infection that kept him out of the lineup, he spoke about Pierre-Edouard Bellemare getting injured during the game and said while he is happy with his team’s success it’s important not to become complacent.”But it is fun http://www.billscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-josh-allen-jersey , it’s great,” Foley said. ”One thing we did when we did the expansion draft, it was a lot of hard work, and we put a lot of planning into it. We had five mock draft sessions in the expansion draft. We knew other teams as well or better than they knew themselves. So, we knew what we were getting. And (general manager) George (McPhee) did a phenomenal job in making some key deals. The result is what we have.”We have guys that have a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and they want to play hard, and they really play hard against their former teams.”With Saturday’s win over one of the NHL’s Original Six teams, Vegas improved to 22-4-2 at T-Mobile Arena, matching the 1979-80 Hartford Whalers (22-12-6) for the most home wins by a team in its first season.It doesn’t get any easier for Vegas, which is 14-1-1 against Pacific Division teams, and faces key games this upcoming week against Anaheim on Monday, Calgary on Wednesday and Vancouver on Friday.”The schedule is going to be tough with a lot of games coming up,” Fleury said. ”We gotta find a way to be consistent all those nights and keep fighting. We still gotta focus playing one game at a time. You don’t want to think too far down the road. Every game is important.”Veteran defenseman Deryk Engelland agreed.”We’ve been doing a good job all year of taking it one game at a time and treating every game as a must win. It’s a tight division, it’s a tight conference and we just have to take it one game at a time.”Come April 8 Cheap Tre'Davious White Jersey , we can maybe gear up from there, but from now `til then it’s one game at time and get ready for the next one.”— DALLAS (AP) With his team getting nearly doubled up on shots, Ben Bishop stopped nearly every one that came his way.Bishop stopped 27 shots and the Dallas Stars held on to beat St. Louis 2-1 on Friday night, moving past the Blues into third place in the Central Division.”The goalie was the best player in the game for either team,” Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock said. ”This was a playoff hockey game, two teams that were desperate. This is as well as anybody’s played against us for a long time.”Article continues below ...Mattias Janmark and Stephen Johns scored for Dallas, which had a season-low 16 shots on goal while winning for the sixth time in seven games. The Stars, who had not been this high in the standings since Nov. 5, are tied with the Blues with 72 points, but have two games in hand.”We really been chasing all year, and it’s a good feeling to catch up with them,” Janmark said.Brayden Schenn spoiled Bishop’s shutout bid with a power-play goal with 1:14 remaining, and Jake Allen finished with 14 saves for St. Louis. The Blues have lost three straight (0-2-1).”It’s a game that we could have won but we didn’t win Authentic Tre'Davious White Jersey ,” St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said. ”So we have to look at it and make sure that we find a way to win these close games.”Both Dallas goals hit Blues players before going past Allen.”They get two freaky . goals,” Allen said. ”It’s unfortunate. I thought we played a better game than they did.”Neither team scored in the first period, when the Blues outshot Dallas 8-3. St. Louis failed to score on two power plays, and the Stars were unsuccessful on their only man-advantage of the period.”I thought we played tight, didn’t allow them to get much zone offense,” Blues defenseman Colton Parayko said. ”Our forwards did a good job of holding on to the puck.”Janmark scored on the power play at 2:42 of the second, getting his 16th of the season to top his total from his rookie season two years ago. It was also his fourth on power-play goal of the season.Bishop preserved the Stars’ lead early in the third as he turned away Schenn’s backhand attempt in front of the net.Johns doubled the lead with 9 1/2 minutes to go with his career-high eighth. Jamie Benn sent the puck across the ice to the right-wing boards. It bounced to Johns in the right circle, and he sent a slap shot into the upper right corner of the net.Schenn pulled the Blues within one as he took a pass across the slot from from Jaden Schwartz and beat Bishop before the goalie could move back in position to stop the shot.Dallas blocked 23 shots – five by Greg Pateryn – and took the puck away seven times.NOTES: Dallas D Marc Methot (knee injury) returned to the ice for only the second time since Nov. 6. … St. Louis D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 1,100th game. … The Blues are the first of six straight playoff contenders on the Stars’ schedule. St. Louis is in the midst of 10 games in a row against contenders. … John Klingberg also had an assist on Janmark’s goal for his 46th helper of the season and his 200th career point. … The Stars’ three shots on goal in the first period tied their season low for a period. On the four previous times this season, Dallas was protecting a lead in the third.UP NEXTBlues: Host San Jose on Tuesday night.Stars: At San Jose on Sunday.


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