Former Red Wing Tomas Nosek scores first-ever NHL goal in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A former Red Wing has scored the first NHL goal in Las Vegas.

Tomas Nosek, who the Vegas Golden Knights selected in the expansion draft in June, scored the first home goal in franchise history in front of an electric crowd a T-Mobile Arena.

Nosek's entered the zone with speed and beat Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta 2:31 into the opening period. The score game just minutes after an emotional pregame ceremony in which first responders were introduced with the players.

A 58-second moment of silence, one for each of the victim's killed in the Oct. 1 shooting, was held. Their names were then illuminated on the ice.

Nosek, a forward, played in 17 NHL games with the Red Wings last season. He's no longer a member of the team, but now has the unique distinction for the league's newest franchise.

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Vegas has since added three more goals in the first half of the opening period. Nosek's goal was assisted by Luca Sbisa and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on the ice and the city of Las Vegas off it. 

Vegas has started its inaugural season with road wins over Dallas and Arizona. 

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