Having to transfer lodges mainly because the a person you are remaining in went bankrupt almost certainly was not on the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2021 bingo card, but below they were being packing up their possessions for a modify of location in the middle of a highway excursion.

The Golden Knights, who are in San Jose for a two-sport established versus the Sharks, realized Friday that the Fairmont in San Jose was shutting down and they had to discover someplace else to continue to be.

Defenseman Nick Holden joked when he met with the media on Saturday that forwards Ryan Reaves and Alex Tuch probably took the longest to pack since they bring their movie video game consoles with them, although light-weight traveler Alec Martinez was possibly the fastest.

But their routines were not genuinely disrupted. They still had their pregame food and nap as scheduled, and have been advised to pack their points prior to they still left for the recreation, which they gained 5-4 in extra time. Just after the recreation, they have been taken to the new lodge. 

“It was like nothing at all even occurred for us,” Holden explained.

“It was a surreal working experience,” Golden Knights mentor Pete DeBoer explained. “Hopefully this is the conclusion of the COVID yr, but it was nearly the topping on the cake for what the previous calendar year has been for everybody in the entire world. Just a different matter throw at you, yet another point to offer with. 

“Not that I am placing it in the identical breath as dealing with COVID, but it was just just one of those items we received thrown at us, we dealt with it and discovered a way to get off to a excellent begin, so very good resiliency by our team.”

NHL.com impartial correspondent Danny Webster contributed to this tale.