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Las Vegas–Last night in front of a record breaking crowd of 18,458 hockey fans the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2.

The victory over San Jose led them to clinch their first ever Pacific Division Crown in franchise history.

Vegas Knights of The Roundtable takes a look back at the monumental knight as it happened for the Golden Knights.

Just before the opening face off at T-Mobile Arena, the Golden Knights did something very special with a memorial ceremony for the city and the 58 victims who lost their lives on that tragic day of the “Route 91 Harvest Festival” back October 1, 2017 as they officially retired number fifty eight.

For the organization, this number will never be worn by a #VegasBorn player in the existence of the franchise.

Team Owner Bill Foley, General Manager George McPhee, longtime Vegas resident and Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland were joined by the Neysa Tonks family as they represented all 58 families who lost a love one during the banner raising ceremony.

This brought the very powerful “We Are Vegas Strong” keynote speech by defenseman Engelland made back on October 10 come full circle when the Golden Knights held their first ever home opener in franchise history to the visiting Arizona Coyotes.

The 58 stars on the “Vegas Strong” banner was a means for the organization to pay their final respects to those who died on that horrific, gone but not forgotten.

For the Golden Knights their inaugural season was dedicated to the city and on the flip-side, the community was very respective to the gesture that the organization made with their steadfast commitment to the town.

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The final home game of the inaugural season in franchise history couldn’t have started out any better when defenseman Shea Theodore scored the first goal of the contest for the Golden Knights.

Theodore scored the opening goal on the Golden Knights first shot of the night that got the crowd going at “The Fortress”. The former Duck recorded his 6th of the campaign.

In the early stages of the middle frame, forward Oscar Lindberg recorded the second goal of the game for the Golden Knights with his 8th of the season.

Lindberg put the Golden Knights on top for the second time of the night against the San Jose Sharks with 16:57 left in the 2nd period.

The “Golden Goal” of the night was well worth the wait for the city of Vegas and the organization as the man of hour for the franchise was none other than “Wild Bill” William Karlsson and franchise leading goal scorer.

When the Golden Knights were shorthanded, Karlsson went in alone on Sharks goaltender Martin Jones who tried to get him on the poke check but the Swedish scoring sensation had other ideas.

Karlsson took the puck between his legs and put the rubber upstairs with a wrister and in the back of the net that sent the crowd at T-Mobile Arena into a frenzy at the 8:35 mark of the 3rd.

Karlsson’s 42nd of the season was the Pacific Division clinching goal for the Golden Knights as they beat the San Jose Sharks by a 3-2 final.

Last nights victory over divisional rival San Jose culminated months of hard work, dedication of a group of players that were called “castoffs and misfits” that bonded together quickly like a band of brothers over the course of the regular season.

Clinching their first ever Pacific Division Crown in club history was one of the many first’s that the organization achieved during the 2017-18 campaign.

In the win, they captured points 106 and 107 and improved to 50-22-7 which shattered USA Today Sports beginning season prediction that the Golden Knights would only get 67 points with a record of 28-48-11 and would finish dead last in the Pacific Division behind Vancouver.

(Graphic Table by USA Today Sports)

For the organization this is the start of something very special for the Golden Knights as they look ahead towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a chance to go after the Western Conference Champions Crown and Lord Stanley itself.

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