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Vegas Golden Knights continue to win over locals in Nevada Day victory

Vegas Golden Knights continue to win over locals in Nevada Day victory
Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 27, 2017

As the Vegas Golden Knights keep winning games, they're also winning over a lot of hearts and new fans.

The team is more popular, and successful, than many expected, and is quickly becoming part of the fabric of the city.

That's due in large part to the way they responded to the 1 October shooting.

"[My son] Beckett and I were at the preseason game on [October 1] just an hour and a half before all that stuff happened," said Peter Lythgoe, a fan. "Seeing the team do an amazing job of opening night and what they did was incredible and I think it's a huge rallying point for the city."

On Nevada Day Friday, the Knights continued their winning ways with a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

It pushes their record to an eye-popping 8-1-0, best in the NHL.

"I never expected them to do this well," said Julie Kuks, a season-ticket holder.

Lythgoe says it's been easy getting his two young sons into this team.

Lee Henry took his family to the game Friday. They said they've fallen in love with hockey after knowing nothing about it. 

The Henrys played an NHL videogame before the season to familiarize themselves with the sport.

The Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena on Friday, November 10.