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Justin Emerson

Sports Reporter

Justin Emerson joined the Las Vegas Sun as its Golden Knights reporter in November 2018 after two years with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Arizona State University, where he covered the club hockey team and its transition to NCAA Division I. He has had previous bylines with Sports Illustrated, NFL.com, MLB.com, USA Hockey Magazine and the Arizona Republic.

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Marc-Andre Fleury brilliant for Golden Knights in return to Pittsburgh
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
The Marc-Andre Fleury Revenge Game went exactly how the Golden Knights hoped. Fleury turned in one of his finest outings in a Vegas jersey ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Astros at Yankees
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now underway, effective July 1 ...
Golden Knights' defensive lapses masked in shootout win over Senators
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
The Golden Knights picked up the victory, a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa. But the fact that they were in a shootout at all with the bottom-dwelling Senators ...
Blog: Golden Knights defeat Senators in shootout
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Jonathan Marchessault scored the shootout clinching goal, and the Golden Knights defeated the Senators 3-2 at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday night when overtime was not enough. The shootout final score was 3-2 in five rounds ...
Golden Knights’ Zykov suspended for 20 games
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
For the second time in two years, a Golden Knights player has been suspended for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. This time, however, the team’s reaction was less ...
Vegas Golden Podcast: Which team poses the biggest problem in the Pacific?
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
The Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks are two of the biggest surprises of the first two weeks of the NHL season. Which of the two Pacific Division opponents should the Golden Knights be more worried about it?

A data-driven look at performance of Golden Knights' top line
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
If you see a top scorer on a breakaway with no one to beat except a backup goalie who has been shaky all game, you might expect a goal. It happened last week in Arizona, where William Karlsson got loose on a breakaway ...
Second-period mistakes doom Golden Knights in loss to Predators
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
The play that made Golden Knights fans pull their hair out came on Nashville’s fourth goal. When Marc-Andre Fleury went to play a dump-in behind the net, his clearing went right to Filip Forsberg’s stick and into the net ...
Blog: Predators too much for Golden Knights as Vegas falls at home
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
The Golden Knights gave up a goal in the first four minutes of all three periods Tuesday, and could not overcome a three-goal second period in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas trailed 4-2 entering the third period and didn't do itself any favors ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Colorado at Oregon
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1.
Golden Knights struggle to keep up in Arizona, drop second straight game
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
The third goal surrendered by the Golden Knights may not have been short-handed, but it was emblematic of Vegas’ biggest issue Thursday night ...
Blog: Golden Knights unable to get it going in loss to Coyotes
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
It was not a pretty night in hockey's other desert city for the Vegas Golden Knights. They lost the special teams battle, they lost their goalie and they lost the game, 4-1 to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Thursday ...
Golden Knights struggle to contain Boston’s top line in season’s first loss
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
The Boston trio frustrated the Golden Knights from the middle of the first period onward, combining for three goals and four assists to spark a Boston comeback and beat Vegas 4-3 at T-Mobile Arena ...
Blog: Golden Knights start strong but fall to Bruins
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
It started off well. The Golden Knights had a two-goal lead just 8:20 into the game. After that though, it started going the other way. Vegas surrendered four consecutive goals to the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday, but the comeback fell short ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Rays vs. Astros
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Yankees at Twins
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1 ...
For first time, Golden Knights turn to their drafted rookies for depth
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
Depth has been a calling card for the franchise since its inception. But this time it is different, as the Golden Knights are turning to a source it previously hadn’t used: its own farm system ...
Golden Knights demolish Sharks again in 'great start to the season'
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
The Golden Knights built a 5-0 lead before the Sharks got on the board, but by then the outcome was no longer in doubt. Most of the scoring came from those who ...
Blog: Golden Knights blast Sharks in San Jose, improve to 2-0
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
For the second game in a row, the Golden Knights controlled play against the San Jose Sharks from the opening whistle, scoring early and building their lead throughout the night. And for the second game in a row, the Golden Knights came out victorious, this time ...
Cody Glass scores in debut as Golden Knights pound Sharks in opener
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Cody Glass said Wednesday morning he got his best night of sleep in a long time, not worrying if he was going to make the team. He also doubted if his typical pregame nap would be as restful hours before his NHL debut ...
Blog: Dominant effort powers Golden Knights over Sharks
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Everyone knows who is coming to town tonight. Since the schedule was released, Vegas has been buzzing, knowing it was going to get a playoff rematch. And not just any playoff rematch: a chance for the Golden Knights to ...
Quiz: How’s your knowledge of the Golden Knights?
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
Just three years into NHL in the valley, and many Las Vegans have quickly become diehard Golden Knights fans, passionately cheering at games or watch parties, and becoming intimate with the roster. We can recite …
Golden Knights remember Oct. 1 with special practice
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
Two years ago, the Vegas Golden Knights had not even played their first regular-season game when shots rang out on the Las Vegas Strip. And in those terrible moments — and in the days following ...
Sharks' Kane suspended over penalty in Vegas game
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
The Golden Knights will open the season against their biggest team rival but not against their greatest individual antagonist. The NHL announced today that ...
Season predictions: How will the Golden Knights' third campaign play out?
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
Many Golden Knights fans are confident in their vision for how the season will transpire. That vision, of course, ends with players hoisting the Stanley Cup ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Steelers vs. Bengals
Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1.
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Mark Stone's upcoming season
Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...
Opening night preview: Golden Knights beat Sharks in physical end to preseason
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
There were 114 penalty minutes, four misconducts, two players charged with abuse of officials and one fight Sunday. Such is life when rivals meet, but if this happens in ...
The Big 10: Circle these games on your VGK calendar
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
If you see no other hockey games for the next six months or so, these are the ones to watch this season for the Vegas Golden Knights ...
Golden Knights edged by Kings after sluggish start
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
The Golden Knights liked to call Friday’s game a dress rehearsal. It was a lineup full of returning players, a strong representation of what opening night should look like next week ...
Golden Knights' new GM weighs in on roster moves, cap management
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
The Golden Knights had only one choice when Kelly McCrimmon’s name began floating around in connection with other franchises: promote their assistant general manager ...
Vegas Golden Podcast: Looking at the bottom of the roster
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

VGK youth movement: 2017 draftees Cody Glass and Nicolas Hague inch closer to the NHL
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
No conclusions should be made if either misses the cut. Remember, Alex Tuch and Shea Theodore were sent to the AHL to start the 2017-2018 season. Glass and Hague will both get their chance, even if it’s not on October 2 when the Knights open the season against San Jose.
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Paul Stastny's upcoming season
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...
Golden Knights look poised for a Stanley Cup run
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
The Fate of the Golden Knights' season will rest on the answers to these five questions.
'Everybody had a bad game' in Golden Knights' first preseason loss
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Just about nothing went right for Vegas against the Colorado Avalanche, losing 4-1 and getting out-shot 32-17 at home Wednesday night and losing one of their top defensemen indefinitely. Shea Theodore left the game late in the second period ...
Coghlan's blistering slap shot makes a splash at Golden Knights camp
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Opinions vary on which young Golden Knights defenseman has stood out most at camp. But one thing should unify all observers: Dylan Coghlan has a heck of a shot ...
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Max Pacioretty's upcoming season
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast.

Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Brayden McNabb's upcoming season
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now under way, effective July 1.
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Shea Theodore's upcoming season
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Welcome to the "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...
Center or wing? Tomas Nosek’s position for upcoming season still uncertain
Nosek wants to play center but has been valuable on the wing for the Golden Knights
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Tomas Nosek knows what position he’d like to play. It’s the same position where he thinks he’s most valuable. It’s a different position from the one he’s played with the Vegas Golden Knights over the last two years. ...
Pacioretty, Tuch help Golden Knights win preseason game in San Jose
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
It pales in comparison to the last time the Golden Knights were in this building, but a preseason win is still nice. The Golden Knights scored ...
AHL teammates reunite, battle for Golden Knights roster spot
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Nicolas Roy and Patrick Brown didn’t expect to be teammates again. They won the Calder Cup together with Carolina’s AHL team last year, weeks before Roy was traded and ...
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Nick Holden's upcoming season
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

Dansk shines in Golden Knights' comeback win over L.A.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Trailing by two with six minutes left, the Golden Knights rattled off three unanswered goals, including a Jonathan Marchessault winner in overtime, to claim a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Thursday ...
Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Jon Merrill's upcoming season
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ..

Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Brandon Pirri's upcoming season
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

Golden Knights shut out Avalanche in lopsided preseason win
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
The Golden Knights continued their strong preseason Tuesday night, pulling away in the third period and blanking the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center in Denver, 5-0. Valentin Zykov was credited with the first Vegas score via own-goal by Colorado, and Brandon Pirri notched the second ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Mystics vs. Aces
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
The sixth season of the annual Play of the Day betting competition between the Sun's sports staff is now underway, effective July 1.