Philadelphia Flyers vs Vegas Golden Knights: Live Stream, Updates and Commentary of NHL 2018/19
Fleury was the biggest start for the Golden Knights in their inaugural season (Photo: NHL.com)

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12:47 AM2 years ago
Three Stars of the Game

3. Brian Elliott: 23 saves, .920 save percentage

2. Jonathan Marchessault: 1 Goal

​1. Wayne Simmonds: 2 Goals, 7 Hits

12:45 AM2 years ago
5-2 win for the Flyers in the end, who dominated throughout the game. The Golden Knights were not bad though, just outplayed by the Flyers, who might be a dark horse for the Stanley Cup if they keep up performances like this one.
12:42 AM2 years ago
(0:00): Flyers just keeping their defense in check for the last minute. Konecny skated up in the final seconds and took a shot, but it only hit the pipe.
12:39 AM2 years ago
(1:40): Flyers were almost punished as the puck bounced back in the crease and Elliott almost didn't notice before Vegas tapped it in.
12:36 AM2 years ago
(4:00): A good chance for the Flyers as Raffl got space enough for a wrist shot between defenders and Reilly Smith drives the puck through two zones up the other end, but his shot is saved by Elliott.
12:32 AM2 years ago
(6:10): Flyers have been very solid in their defense, a great game by the young star Nolan Patrick, who got saddled with a lot of defensive responsibility.
12:26 AM2 years ago
(8:19): The building is rocking with Vegas fans, pushing their players' limits to try and find a comeback in this game.
12:22 AM2 years ago
(11:32): GOAL! Bellemare, a former Flyer, scores shorthanded after turning over the puck and sending Elliott the wrong way. 5-2 Flyers.
12:21 AM2 years ago
(11:48): Flyers on another power play after Holden takes a penalty.
12:19 AM2 years ago
(12:40): ​Vegas get a 3-on-2 as the Flyers' power play ends, Reilly Smith gets a good wrist shot, but Elliott continues to be solid as he has been throughout the game.
12:15 AM2 years ago
(14:39): It's Haula again, his third penalty of the game!
12:14 AM2 years ago
(15:31): A great work by Flyers' penalty kill and they will now have a power play of their own!
12:11 AM2 years ago
(17:44): A huge opportunity for Vegas as McDonald gets called for interference and the Golden Knights are 5-on-3 for a minute and 17 seconds!
12:10 AM2 years ago
(18:02): Karlsson one-timed it, but the puck flew wide of Elliott's net.
12:09 AM2 years ago
(18:27): Radko Gudas takes a penalty and Vegas have a man advantage early in the third.
12:06 AM2 years ago
The final period has begun!
11:48 PM2 years ago
(0:00): The second period is over. The Flyers are up 5-1, but the Golden Knights seemed to have the momentum towards the end of the period, which we might see the result of in the third.
11:45 PM2 years ago
(2:03): Nothing significant, but the self-proclaimed "strongest man in the league" Ryan Reaves just bounced off Ivan Provorov like a gumball.
11:43 PM2 years ago
(2:50): A nice move by Vegas, Marchessault ends up taking the shot, but Elliott has it covered.
11:40 PM2 years ago
(4:04): Haula was incredibly close to making amends! The Golden Knights turned over the puck in the neutral zone, Haula takes the shot, beats Elliott, but hits the crossbar.
11:38 PM2 years ago
(4:56): A good job by Vegas on this penalty kill, Flyers haven't had a big chance in the first 90 seconds and Carpenter for Vegas had a shot.
11:37 PM2 years ago
(6:20): Flyers have a power play after Haula has been sat on the bench for unsportsmanlike conduct, his second penalty of the game.
11:35 PM2 years ago
(6:23): A fight has broken out between Pacioretty, McDonald, and Hagg, after the Vegas man slashed the goalie after the whistle.
11:33 PM2 years ago
(7:24): Neither team has really produced a big opportunity since the TV break, Vegas do not look very likely to launch a comeback, but anything is possible in hockey!
11:27 PM2 years ago
(9:31): Vegas made a goaltender change during the TV break, Malcolm Subban is now in the net for the Golden Knights.
11:24 PM2 years ago
(10:10): Flyers seem completely in control of the game right now, Vegas struggling to break through into the Flyers' zone with possession.
11:22 PM2 years ago
(12:43): GOAL! A brilliant redirect by Scott Laughton to make it 5-1! Not a goal you expect to see from your fourth line. The game is not even at its halfway point and we might see Fleury leave the ice soon.
11:20 PM2 years ago
(13:49): GOAL! Robert Hagg gets his second point of the game after a beautiful assist by Van Riemsdyk. Vegas seem to be getting left behind, as they are down by three.
11:18 PM2 years ago
(15:27): A huge chance for the Flyers to make it four! Laughton sees the open net, but his tap-in is blocked by McNabb.
11:17 PM2 years ago
(16:02): Karlsson tried a shot off of the faceoff but put it too wide.
11:15 PM2 years ago
3-1 Flyers!
11:15 PM2 years ago
(17:02): GOAL! Wayne Simmonds gets his second of the night on the power play. Nosek lost his stick early on and Flyers kept themselves on the puck the entire time. A brilliant power play. Jakub Voracek also earned the 400th assist of his career.
11:11 PM2 years ago
(18:49)Haula centered the puck but Pacioretty's shot is blocked by Patrick. Flyers then get their first powerplay after a slashing call against Haula.
11:09 PM2 years ago
(19:17): A feeling-out process to begin the second, Flyers ice the puck early on.
11:07 PM2 years ago
The second period will begin shortly!
10:50 PM2 years ago
(0:00):  First period ends, Flyers lead 2-1 in their season opener over the Golden Knights, a stunning game so far! 
10:48 PM2 years ago
(1:17): GOAL! Flyers take a 2-1 lead late in the first period! Lindberg stops the puck on the line and Wayne Simmonds taps it in!
10:46 PM2 years ago
(1:40): Nolan Patrick and William Carrier seemed to get in a bit of a tussle, but a fight hasn't broken out.
10:44 PM2 years ago
(4:25): Some chaotic play here, Vegas struggled to get out of their own zone and start a move, Flyers ended up controlling the puck for an uncharacteristically long time.
10:41 PM2 years ago
(6:38): Marchessault gets a shot at Elliott, but the rebound does not fall favorably to Vegas.
10:38 PM2 years ago
(8:38): GOAL! 1-1! Oskar Lindblom gets a breakaway, drags Fleury left, and goes even further left and gets it in despite the tight angle. Sanheim and Voracek get assists!
10:34 PM2 years ago
(9:51): The powerplay has expired with Vegas getting just one shot, a brilliant penalty kill by the Flyers and they are back to full strength.
10:31 PM2 years ago
(11:52):  Pacioretty has his shot blocked by Gostisberre and James Van Riemsdyk takes the first penalty of the game, tripping up Erik Haula.
10:27 PM2 years ago
1-0 Vegas!
10:27 PM2 years ago
(13:22): GOAL! Jonathan Marchessault scores the first goal of the new season for the Vegas Golden Knights. Jon Merrill and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury pick up their first assist each!
10:25 PM2 years ago
(13:42): Bellemare comes up with a beautiful shot, but Elliott has it covered.
10:24 PM2 years ago
(14:47): Vegas' fourth line gets a three-on-two, but can't produce a shot from it.
10:22 PM2 years ago
(16:27): Shea Theodore hits the post from the blue line and William Karlsson can't put the rebound in. Biggest chance of the game so far.
10:21 PM2 years ago
(17:40): The rookie Vorobyov got a chance after Simmonds found him driving between the circles, but the young Russian didn't get enough on the  puck to beat Fleury.
10:19 PM2 years ago
(18:18):  Nosek drives into the zone and we have our first interruption in the game as it was offside.
10:18 PM2 years ago
(19:05): Stastny finds some space between the defenders, takes a shot off the backhand but doesn't find the net.
10:16 PM2 years ago
And the puck has been dropped in Vegas!
10:08 PM2 years ago
We are now mere minutes away from the puck drop!
10:45 PM2 years ago
The Golden Knights are missing Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch opening night, but will debut their shiny new additions  Paul Stastny and Max Pacioretty.
10:39 PM2 years ago
The Flyers are not weakened by any significant injuries coming into the season, and will likely have a new rookie in their lineup. 21-year-old Mikhail Vorobyov is expected to make his debut, probably as a third-line center.
10:00 PM2 years ago
This is the season opener for both teams. Both will be looking to start their season with a win, and as both were playoff teams, we can expect a great contest.
9:57 PM2 years ago
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