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Golden Knights retire No. 58 in honor of victims from Oct. 1 shooting

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Before the game, Vegas honored the victims one more time, and in classy fashion.

The Vegas Golden Knights retired the first number in franchise history before Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks.

No. 58 was raised to the rafters of T-Mobile Arena to honor the 58 victims who were killed at a country music festival near Mandalay Bay on Oct. 1. The names are stitched onto the banner, grouped together with 58 stars, and “Vegas Strong” draped across the top with Oct. 1, 2017 on the bottom.

The Golden Knights’ first season, while historic, has also been about playing for the city of Las Vegas. Not only have they shocked the hockey world for nearly 82 games, they’ve played for a city that has rallied around them, and vice-versa. Vegas will continue this historic run into mid-April when they play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Golden Knights will continue to have an entire city supporting them.