Not only did Malcolm Subban just play his first game with the Las Vegas Golden Knights, he achieved his first NHL win. In what was almost a total shutout, the Golden Knights played their fifth NHL game and skated away with a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Malcolm Subban plays first game as Vegas starting goalie

Tender Marc-Andre Fleury was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day, leaving Subban to prepare for his first game as a Golden Knight. Fleury had taken a knee to the head during Friday’s game with Detroit, putting him out of commission for at least seven days and making rookie keeper Malcolm Subban the team’s official starter -- and the Las Vegas Golden Knightsgoaltender was a brick wall on ice last night as he blocked 21 shots from the Boston Bruins.

Subban began the season with the Boston Bruins but was soon placed on waivers. In fact, he had only played two regular season games during his career with Boston; he spent most of his time playing with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. Being a newborn team in a league of mature competitors, the Golden Knights seized the opportunity to have such a great talent on their team. Earlier this month, on October 3, Subban was officially added to the Vegas Golden Knights' roster and last night he played his first game on Vegas ice.

Malcolm is the younger brother of Nashville Predators’ superstar P.K. Subban, who skated with his teammates all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last year.

The two also have a third brother, Jordan Subban, the youngest of the siblings. Jordan Subban was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2015 and currently plays for the Utica Comets of the AHL.

Tuch and Shipachyov score for Las Vegas Golden Knights

If Subban’s first win wasn’t enough of a milestone, Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov both scored their first NHL goals as well.

With 14:38 left in the second period, rookie Alex Tuch (he played only 6 games with the Minnesota Wild in 2016-17) shot the puck into the net for a 1-0 lead against Boston. The evening’s other spotlight rookie, Vadim Shipachyov, has spent the last nine seasons in the KHL but was all Knight on the ice against the Bruins yesterday, advancing the score to 2-0 with just over two minutes left in the second period.

The Golden Knights’ Malcolm Subban almost had a perfect shutout, but a surprising shot by Boston’s David Pastrnak upped the score to 2-1. Refusing to be outdone, however, the Knights’ Oscar Lindberg scored with only 14 seconds left in the game and brought the final score to 3-1.

Golden Knights off to historic start

Malcolm Subban, Alex Tuch, Vadim Shipachyov, and the rest of the Las Vegas Golden Knights are off to an incredible start. Their dramatic, thrilling home opener against Arizona was a 5-2 smashing success, and before losing to Detroit on October 13, the Golden Knights’ 3-0 standing was the best ever recorded by an NHL expansion team. This latest win against Boston will no doubt only fuel the Knights’ ambition moving forward.