After taking a break due to an outbreak of COVID-19 on the coaching staff, the Golden Knights returned to sweep their series against the Los Angeles Kings this past weekend. Even without top defender Alex Pietrangelo in the lineup, they were able to secure both victories, scoring nine goals over the course of two games.
Scoring goals was a bit of an issue when these teams saw each other last — Anaheim scored just three goals total last time, losing 5-2 in Game 1 and 2-1 in overtime in Game 2. This wins this season have largely been tight games, within one goal. A high-powered team like Vegas presents a challenge, particularly if we’re to believe this team is meant to be competitive.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
Adam Henrique — Derek Grant — Troy Terry
Danton Heinen — Sam Steel — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Vinni Lettieri — Rickard Rakell
Nicolas Deslauriers — David Backes — Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Jacob Larsson — Ben Hutton
Expected Scratches: Isac Lundestrom, Max Jones
Injured Reserve: Josh Manson (oblique), Sonny Milano (upper body), Ryan Getzlaf (lower body)
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Max Pacioretty — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch — Cody Glass — Nicolas Roy
William Carrier — Tomas Nosek — Ryan Reaves
Alec Martinez — Shea Theodore
Nicolas Hague — Zach Whitecloud
Nick Holden — Dylan Coghlan
Expected Scratches: Keegan Kolesar, Alex Pietrangelo
Injured Reserve: Brayden McNabb (lower body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena in Los Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports San Diego, PRIME and ATTSN-RM, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!