Golden Knights escort first responders, honor Vegas victims at home opener

WATCH: Golden Knights escort first responders, honor Vegas victims at home opener

WATCH: Golden Knights escort first responders, honor Vegas victims at home opener

The Golden Knights are his team, this was their first home game and they became the first expansion team in National Hockey League history to start 3-0-0 with a 5-2 victory against the Arizona Coyotes.

Piazza hit a home run into the cold NY night at Shea Stadium in the Mets' first home game after the September 11 terrorist attacks for a late-game victory. Our kids were born here. "And I think it'll be a real good night for our organization and the city".

"To all the fearless first responders that have worked tirelessly and courageously through this whole tragedy, we thank you".

"To the families and friends of the victims, know that we will do everything we can to help you and our city heal", he said.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said Engelland's words gave him goose bumps.

Bill Foley is their team owner. "And then he scored a goal". The events of the past nine days have taught them more about this place and its people than they might have gleaned in five "normal" years.

"I wasn't going to miss it", said Joan Simmons, a Las Vegas native wearing a brand-new Golden Knights T-shirt with the tag still attached. Set up by forward Brendan Leipsic, Engelland one-timed a shot from from above the right circle, taking advantage of a double screen in front of Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta.

In between, the Golden Knights charged into their home opener with some inspired hockey, scoring four first-period goals en route to a 5-2 win over the visiting Coyotes. I remember the first star spangled banner in NY after 9/11, then in the 2001 world series. i remember the Bruins and Red Sox games in the wake of the 2013 Boston marathon bombing, and going forward, I'll definitely add last night's 91 festival star spangled banner to that list. the unifying sense that echoed through that building-- pretty inspiring. "But the response from the crowd was phenomenal". "We're playing for our city, for the tragedy that happened, for all the people that were here tonight and were affected by the tragedy. But we'll try help the community and make them proud again with a win on home ice". "When you get texts from the fire department saying the spirits are lifting around the department, it's insane".

Engelland said: "We've never had an experience like this".

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