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Golden Knights fan paints mural to honor team and 1 October victims

VGK fan spends 9 months making mural
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 18:50:04-04

During Thursday's morning skate for the Golden Knights before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, fans brought signs with words to show what the team has meant to them. 

"Inspiring" and "Proud" were just some of the words seen around the rink. But one colorful and detailed piece stood out in the crowd, created by Tyler Corbin. 

"I've been working on this since last October," said Corbin of the mural he was holding, "This is going to be dedicated to number 29 Fleury."

At the center of the mural is Fleury surrounded by Golden Knights logos and images, including 58 stars to honor the 58 victims of the 1 October shooting. Corbin, like most Las Vegans, knew someone affected by it. He's close family friends with Gianna and Natalia Baca, twins who were at the concert during the mass shooting. 

During practice Corbin passes around the mural for fans to sign. As he tells me he wants everyone to be a part of it. It's also provided Corbin with purpose during another difficult time in his life, as he now battles Stage 4 colon cancer. 

"It's given me pretty much the strength and energy where I just get so consumed and distracted from the chemo, and it's all here it's being represented here."