Sport Stars, Golden Knights honor Las Vegas victims before opener

04:45  07 october  2017
04:45  07 october  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) bows his head as he lines up with teammates and the Dallas Stars for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct.

DALLAS — The Dallas Stars formed a line next to players from the Vegas Golden Knights to honour victims of last weekend's mass shooting before the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas .

The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights line up for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) © The Associated Press The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights line up for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS — The Dallas Stars formed a line next to players from the Vegas Golden Knights to honor victims of last weekend's mass shooting before the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas.

After Dallas introductions marking the 25th season since the NHL came to Texas, the Stars players skated from their blue line to the Vegas blue line so that both sets of players were together for pregame remembrances Friday night.

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On Tuesday, the Golden Knights announced they had partnered up with the NHL to make a 0,000 joint donation to the victims of the Las Vegas shootings. Along with the donation, all 31 NHL teams will honor those whose lives were lost in the tragedy.

Bold graphics are displayed in honor of the big event. Las Vegas , get ready for the arrival of intense NHL action. Shop for official jerseys and merchandise of your team's first stars like Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal. The Vegas Golden Knights will be the NHL's newest team and will compete in the Western Conference.

The Stars first honored a staff member who died in a car wreck during the offseason before paying tribute to play-by-play announcer Dave Strader, who died of bile duct cancer at 62 the same day of the Vegas shooting that killed 58 people.

There was were brief moments of silence for each, and the video board read "Viva Las Vegas" as the public address announcer said, "Dallas stands with Vegas and those affected by the horrifying tragedy."

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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) bows his head as he lines up with teammates and the Dallas Stars for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) © The Associated Press Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller (6) bows his head as he lines up with teammates and the Dallas Stars for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) A young fan holds a sign in the stands before warm ups for an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero) © The Associated Press A young fan holds a sign in the stands before warm ups for an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve. Fleury did not practice Saturday after taking a knee to the head against Detroit on Friday. With Fleury out at least seven days, rookie Malcolm Subban becomes the Golden Knights' de facto starter.Subban, 23, has started two NHL games for the Boston Bruins. The Golden Knights claimed Subban off waivers from Boston, and the brother of Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is expected to start against his former team Sunday night.

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