NBC Sports Produces Exclusive Digital Series About Inaugural Season of the Vegas Golden Knights
NBC Sports examines the improbable first-year success of the Vegas Golden Knights and delves into the future of the NHL’s newest franchise with an exclusive digital series entitled Desert Gold presented by MGM Resorts International. Episode 1 debuts across NBCSports.com, YouTube, and Facebook Watch on Tuesday, Nov. 27, ahead of Vegas’ road game against the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. This is the first-ever digital sports series of which MGM Resorts has been a presenting partner.
The four-episode series chronicles Vegas’ captivating run during last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and provides an in-depth look at the relationship between Las Vegas tradition and the Golden Knights. Click here for a trailer.
“We’re exploring the dynamics and impact of a remarkable team that made one of the great surprise runs in recent North American sports history, representing one of the most vibrant and symbolic cities in the country,” says Mark Levy, SVP, Original Productions and Creative, NBC Sports Group. “Over the course of four episodes, we’ll hear from Golden Knights players as they provide fresh perspectives on the team’s magical season, and we’ll dive into the growing passion the people of Las Vegas have for a franchise that has already brought so much joy to the community.”
Episode 1 sets the tone for the rest of the series with a thorough look at Vegas’ debut and the relationship between the franchise and the city. Owner Bill Foley, general manager George McPhee, and goaltender Marc-André Fleury, among others, detail one of the most historic runs in recent sports memory. The Golden Knights tallied the most wins, points, home, and road victories by a team in its inaugural season in NHL history before falling to the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final.
The remaining episodes explore the Golden Knights’ role around the growth of entertainment and business development in Las Vegas; the evolving and unique in-arena experience at T-Mobile Arena, including interviews with members of the pregame entertainment; and a look at how the Golden Knights continue to build off last season’s record-setting success on the ice.
The following is a complete schedule:
- November 27: Desert Gold Episode 1
- December 4: Desert Gold Episode 2
- December 17: Desert Gold Episode 3
- December 21: Desert Gold Episode 4