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Golden Knights raise Stanley Cup championship banner before season opener
The Golden Knights raised their Stanley Cup championship banner in the most Las Vegas way possible
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Golden Knights raised their Stanley Cup championship banner in the most Las Vegas way possible.
Captain Mark Stone placed the Stanley Cup next to an oversized slot machine on the ice Tuesday night before the season opener against the Seattle Kraken and pulled the lever. Three Cups representing the jackpot came up, and then the banner began to emerge from the slot machine as the capacity crowd roared and players looked on.
Before the players came on the ice, a video played in T-Mobile Arena going through the team's short history from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announcing Las Vegas was awarded an expansion team to the expansion draft to Deryk Engelland's emotional speech following the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting.
Highlights were then shown, ending with the Knights winning their first championship in June.