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Knights Nuggets: Carpenter for Masterton

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL.

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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The Golden Knights’ top line has returned to its elite form, and you can thank Reilly Smith for that. [KOI]

- Ryan Carpenter has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, so that’s pretty neat. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

- Will the Golden Knights play an outdoor game soon? Gary Bettman seems to be a fan of the idea. [The Athletic]

- Who’s been the unsung hero for the Golden Knights this season? I’ll give you a hint — ginger. [ESPN]

In other news...

- The NHL if totally on board with this whole sports betting thing. The league has now formed a partnership with William Hill. [ProHockeyTalk]

- If you like wacky stats, today’s your lucky day. [The Hockey News]

- Quinn Hughes made his NHL debut for the Canucks last night, and he looks pretty freaking good.

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