The Vegas Golden Knights are hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
The Golden Knights’ nine goals are the most by a team in a Stanley Cup-clinching win since the NHL’s formation in 1917-18. The six-goal margin of victory is the second-largest in a Cup-clinching win, exceeded by only the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 8-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars in 1991.
Tuesday’s big win made waves on social media.
One small request
The Stanley Cup is heading to a new home, but sent out one plea before making the move.
Whatever you do, please don’t drop me
— The Stanley Cup (@StanleyCup) June 14, 2023
The reigning WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces most recently brought a title to the city and immediately welcomed the Golden Knights to the club.
The city got two of them thanggssssss #champs
— A’ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) June 14, 2023
— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) June 14, 2023
NOW PLAYING: VIVA LAS VEGAS
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) June 14, 2023
NHL world weighs in
Some teams sent congratulatory messages to the new champs, while others already started the countdown for next season.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) June 14, 2023
Welcome to the club, @GoldenKnights.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 14, 2023
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) June 14, 2023
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) June 14, 2023
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 14, 2023
— NJ Devil (@NJDevil00) June 14, 2023
— Stinger (@StingerCBJ) June 14, 2023
Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup win lights up Twitter