Arrival of Peyton Krebs speaks volumes as Vegas Golden Knights continue Stanley Cup Playoff push
For his first NHL game, Krebs more than looked the part.
Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, the debut of their top prospect was overshadowed by blowing a two-goal, third-period lead to the Minnesota Wild, a 6-5 loss at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.
The Golden Knights’ 2019 first-round pick played third-line center in his debut, skating with Nicolas Roy and Alex Tuch.
“Really fun day. Pretty emotional, too. It’s been a long time coming,” Krebs said Tuesday, his first remarks since his debut. “Not having my parents here definitely sucked, but we Facetimed before the game and [there were] some tears for sure.”
Krebs played 9:05 in his first game fresh out of junior hockey. The former three-year captain of the Winnipeg Ice from the Western Hockey League posted a league-best 43 points in 24 games. This came after averaging a point per game with the Henderson Silver Knights for a brief stint in February.
“I actually thought he was excellent [Monday] when you consider the circumstances, just coming back from his junior season,” DeBoer said. “He really hadn’t skated …
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