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Golden Knights retire jersey number 58 to honour Las Vegas shooting victims

A banner featuring a star representing each victim of the Oct. 1 shooting is raised to the rafters as the Vegas Golden Knights retire the number 58.

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On the night the Vegas Golden Knights clinched the NHL's Pacific Division title, the expansion team retired the No. 58 jersey and raised a banner with the names of the 58 killed in the Oct. 1 concert shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

In a pregame ceremony Saturday night, the black-and-gold "VEGAS STRONG" banner was lifted to the rafters at T-Mobile Arena following a video tribute.

Several Knights players called the ceremony emotional, powerful and beautiful.

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Vegas forward Alex Tuch says he believes the team drew inspiration from the ceremony as they went on to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 and record the 50th win of their inaugural season.

Hundreds of others were injured when a lone gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey says a string of tough upcoming games against Boston and Cleveland will help keep the team in a competitive frame of mind ahead of the NBA playoffs in April. The Canadian Press
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