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February 19, 2018

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Jesse Granger

Sports Reporter

Jesse Granger is from Colorado and studied journalism at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism at UNLV. Jesse covers the Golden Knights NHL team, boxing and a variety of other sports for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday.

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Live Blog: Ducks suffocating Golden Knights' offense through two periods
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
The Anaheim Ducks have suffocated the Golden Knights’ usually-dynamic offense, and lead 1-0 after two periods at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas is on pace to have its fewest shots on goal in franchise ...
Don't expect the Golden Knights to make a splash prior to trade deadline
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Prior to the season, the overwhelming thought was that veterans with expiring contracts such as James Neal and David Perron could be shipped to contenders looking for additional firepower entering the playoffs. But winning changed that ...
Golden Knights show off depth in win over Montreal
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Some teams would struggle to make it work with only 11 forwards, but the Golden Knights roster is deep enough that they relished it...
Blog: Golden Knights crush Canadiens 6-3
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Reilly Smith scored twice as the Golden Knights throttled the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. Both teams scored early and often, with five goals in the first 12 minutes of the game ...
Golden Knights aim to show hockey's inclusivity with activist pitch
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Players carved circles around the pristine ice, shooting pucks into the net with their rainbow-taped sticks. High above the rink the “Knight Line” drummers played their rainbow-lit instruments ...
Nearing 36, Golden Knights' Engelland playing best hockey of his life
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Golden Knights’ defenseman Deryk Engelland is in his ninth season in the NHL and turns 36 in less than two months, but you wouldn’t know it by watching him on the ice ...
Live Blog: Golden Knights get first win over Oilers in 4-1 rout
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
After losing the first two meetings, the Golden Knights finally got their first win against Edmonton Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena, and did it emphatically. Vegas routed the Oilers 4-1 to extend its lead in the Western Conference to three...
For Golden Knights, day with Cirque du Soleil is escape from mundane
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Golden Knights players spent their off day swinging high above the stage at the MGM Grand's Ka Theatre. In place of a traditional recovery day, the team took part in Cirque du Soleil acts with the help of coaches from the show ...
Golden Knights' Karlsson attracting fans from home country
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
The 25-year-old has exploded onto the NHL scene with 29 goals and 19 assists through 55 games and has quickly become a favorite among Swedish fans. They weren’t hard to distinguish, proudly wearing jerseys split down the middle with Golden Knights and Swedish ...
Golden Knights helping bring street hockey to middle schools
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Move over dodgeball. Street hockey will soon be added to physical education classes at Southern Nevada middle schools. Today, the Clark County School District announced an initiative to ...
1 killed, 1 injured in separate shootings a block apart
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
One man was killed and another injured in two shootings within a block of each other Sunday night in the central valley, according to Metro Police. The first shooting happened about ...
Vegas can't capitalize on scoring chances, falls to Flyers
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Vegas spent the majority of the game threatening in the offensive zone, with possession of the puck, but in the end it meant little ...
Blog: Golden Knights fall 4-1 to Flyers
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
After winning of the first 17 of their first 20 home games this season, the Golden Knights have now only won two of their last five games at T-Mobile Arena including a 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday night...
Vegas Play of the Day: San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Las Vegas Lights draw 10,387 fans — and two llamas — for fun-filled opener
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
That party atmosphere quickly poured into the stadium, where the capacity crowd overflowed from their plastic seats, through the metal handrails and into the grassy hills where the 10,387 soccer-crazed fans danced, waived flags and chanted ...
Golden Knights to place Subban on IR with upper-body injury
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban will be placed on the injured reserve after suffering an upper-body injury during morning skate on Thursday, according to coach Gerard Gallant. The club will call up Maxime Lagace from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League ...
Blog: Golden Knights extend division lead with 5-3 win over Sharks
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
The Golden Knights extended their already-sizeable lead in the Pacific Division with a 5-3 win over the Sharks Thursday night in San Jose. James Neal scored his 24th goal of the season with only 4:50 left ...
UNLV football's 2018 signing class addresses defensive needs
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Junior college transfers in Dominion Ezinwa, Montrice Johns and Tavis Malakius upgrade the UNLV defensive line ....
Las Vegas Lights players score casino chips for scoring wins
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Players for the Las Vegas Lights FC could be heading to the casino after wins this season with a bag full of casino chips. The city’s newest professional sports team, which begins ...
Blog: Golden Knights' comeback attempt falls short in Pittsburgh
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
The Golden Knights scored two third period-goals but their comeback bid fell just short Tuesday night in Pittsburgh as they lost 5-4 to the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury’s warm welcome to Pittsburgh ...
City National Arena might be part of the secret to the Golden Knights’ success
Players continue to rave about the Downtown Summerlin-located facility
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
The Golden Knights are in hockey nirvana at the moment. Nearly every player on the roster is having a career season, and the team leads the Western Conference. Players also say they’re loving everything about life in Las Vegas, from the nightlife and entertainment, to the ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Lightning at Oilers
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Guess who’s featured in the first Golden Knights bobblehead giveaway
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
The Golden Knights teased their first bobblehead giveaway today. It won’t be a figurine of Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal or William Karlsson. Instead, fans will receive bobbleheads of ...
Golden Knights dominated by Wild in 5-2 defeat
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
The Golden Knights were dominated from the opening puck drop to the final whistle Friday night in Minnesota. Whether it was due to it being the second night of a back-to-back and third game in four days for the Golden Knights, or because the Wild just out played them ...
It's official: Golden Knights are the best expansion team in NHL history
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
It’s been obvious for months, but Thursday night in Winnipeg the Golden Knights made it official: they are the best expansion team in NHL history. With a 3-2 overtime win over the Jets, Vegas claimed its 34th victory of the season ...
The winter’s a perfect time for climbing in Red Rock Canyon
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
From November through January, the average high is a moderate 56 degrees.
Recommended rock climbing equipment
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Rope, chalk, carabiners and more
Three great Red Rock Canyon climbs
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
The 411 on The Hamlet, Birdland and Levitation 29.
Bishop Gorman tames raucous crowd at Clark, hangs on for win
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Bishop Gorman’s basketball team stepped into a lion's den-like atmosphere Tuesday night at Clark High School. There were so many supporters ...
Coach: UNLV recruit Woodbury broke rule, suspended from Clark High
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
While Beeten wouldn’t say what rule Woodbury broke, he made it clear it wasn’t one instance that led to his dismissal ...
Vegas Super Knights: Books build Super Bowl props involving local team in bulk
A list of all the Golden Knights prop bets, including a few that look worth betting
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Sports books have a major local professional sports team to fully tie into its hundreds of Super Bowl prop bets for the first time this season. ...
William Hill reports $1 million Super Bowl bet on Eagles
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
On Monday afternoon a bettor placed $1 million on the Eagles to win Super Bowl 52 on the William Hill mobile betting app ...
Police: Four arrested after weekend cockfighting match
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Metro Police say they arrested four men in connection with a cockfighting match Sunday in the east valley. Animal Control officers showed up about 10:30 a.m. at ...
Police: High school teacher accused of lewdness with a minor
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
A high school teacher was arrested Friday on counts including lewdness with a minor and attempted kidnapping, according to Clark County School District Police. Renee Rine, 36, was arrested on ...
Police: Fatal drive-by shooting may be gang-related
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
A fatal drive-by shooting this morning in the northeast valley may have been gang-related, according to Metro Police. A man was walking about 1:40 a.m. in ...
Homeless man fatally shot while sleeping outside swap meet
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
A homeless man was shot and killed while sleeping early this morning outside of a central valley swap meet, according to Metro Police. The man was sleeping about ...
Golden Knights' transition game stifled in loss to Islanders
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
The Golden Knights are the second-highest-scoring team in the NHL largely because of their successful transition offense. Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena the New York Islanders were determined not to get beat by it, and it worked as they ...
Blog: Islanders hold on to beat Golden Knights 2-1
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
The Golden Knights lost in regulation for only the third time this season Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena, as Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 36-of-37 shots and New York held on to win 2-1...
Shovels hit the dirt at ceremony for UNLV practice facility touted as game-changer
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
“It’s a big tool because the only way you get better is by practicing hard. If you can’t practice hard ... then you’re never going to get better,” former coach Harvey Hyde said ...
Golden Knights tap home crowd's energy to drown Blue Jackets
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
The Golden Knights scored three goals in a span of 4:16, and the standing-room-only sellout crowd, sheathed in steel gray and gold, exploded in cheers and swallowed the Blue Jackets whole ...
Blog: Golden Knights skate past Blue Jackets in 6-3 win
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
The Golden Knights used a second period-barrage to run away from the Columbus Blue Jackets, and cruised to a 6-3 win Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena ...
Golden Knights players won't be complacent with league's best record
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Golden Knights players are well aware they’re in first place in the NHL. They just aren’t talking about it. Sporting an impressive record of ...
Police: Teacher accused of lewdness with a child
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
A Clark County middle school teacher was arrested Friday on counts of lewdness with a child, according to Metro Police. Kweku Turkson, 37, was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on three counts of ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Vikings at Eagles
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Bol Bol carries Findlay Prep to win in annual game with Gorman
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Findlay Prep big man Bol Bol ran down the court at South Point Arena as time expired. The 7-foot-3 senior soared toward the rim, whipped the ball around with his spindly arm and finished the windmill dunk. It capped off ...
Golden Knights fall to Panthers in overtime
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Golden Knights forward William Karlsson scored his team-leading 25th goal of the season Thursday night in Florida to tie the game 2-2 entering the third period. The goal moves Karlsson into fifth place ...
Golden Knights sweep season series with 4-1 win over Lightning
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
For the first time in franchise history, the Golden Knights have completed a regular-season sweep over a team. Vegas handed Tampa Bay only its fifth regulation loss at ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Penguins at Ducks
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
Gallant's trust in third and fourth lines key for Golden Knights
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
The Golden Knights are one of only seven teams in the NHL without a forward averaging at least 19 minutes per game. William Karlsson, who leads Vegas forwards with 18:18 per game, averages the fewest ...
Findlay Prep’s Bol Bol to play in McDonald’s All-American game
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Findlay Prep basketball big man Bol Bol has been selected for the McDonald’s All-American basketball game, the organization announced today. Bol joins a long list of Findlay Prep Pilots picked to ...

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