LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Golden Knights welcomed rival the San Jose Sharks to T-Mobile Arena Sunday night for their first preseason game in what many fans believe will be a promising run for the Stanley Cup.
The Knights lost the first match of the season 4-2, but fans weren't deflated by the disappointing end to a game that didn't count.
"I'm very excited right now dude," one fan said. "Like, I don't even know how to say this right now. I'm just so excited to see these guys play."
The Knights ended their 2020-2021 season with a loss to Montreal in the playoff semifinal series giving fans reason to believe Vegas is primed to make another deep run into the playoffs in the 2021-2022 season.
Knights fans will have another chance to see the team take the ice Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
The preseason ends with a rematch against the Sharks on Oct. 9, and the regular season begins on Oct. 12 against the NHL's new team the Seattle Kraken.
KTNV ABC 13 is the exclusive preseason partner of the Vegas Golden Knights, and all preseason games can be seen live.