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from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,
“I honestly thought I barely touched him,” Thornton said. “He just came right back; it was just one of those plays that it is what it is. I think my son hits me like that six times a day, it’s just a weird position to put himself in. That’s all.”
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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
A line that usually doesn’t play a whole lot scored three third-period goals, which is so Golden Knights, this team defying logic and probability and just about everything else along the way. Three goals for a line that played just more than three minutes in the first period. Nosek, who scored the first goal in Golden Knights history, added the largest one in its most recent history, converting a Shea Theodore pass to give Vegas the win.
Afterward, Nosek stood patiently and smiled and answered questions and tried really hard to be interesting and kept looking for some kind of encouragement, as this was completely new to him. Normally, there is no one asking about him, no one caring, no one probing: Instead, this was one of those rare “Who Are You” moments of a Stanley Cup night.
“He has a big ass and big legs,” said Fleury. “That’s the one thing I notice about him. He may look skinny if you don’t look at the lower half. But I can tell you, that’s a big ass and big legs on him.”
There is a story behind every player on every team, even if some aren’t able to tell it. Nosek has never been any kind of hot prospect. He was undrafted in the NHL, signed with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent, spent almost three full seasons in the American Hockey League, never scored more than 15 goals in any season, never registered with anyone, and wasn’t exactly considered a difference-maker when he made his way to Vegas. He was a body. He was a guy. A body with thin arms, a thin waist and, as Fleury pointed out, a big ass.