The Golden Knights have officially picked up their first win of the season after grabbing a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night. That leaves Vegas with a 1-1-0 record through two contests.
Today’s matchup features the Buffalo Sabres (1-1-0), a team that boasts the likes of Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Casey Mittelstadt and the latest first-overall pick, Rasmus Dahlin. The expected goaltender matchup is Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Carter Hutton. Hutton is coming off an impressive 43-save win over the Rangers.
Buffalo’s Vladimir Sobotka and Zach Bogosian are out with injuries, and it’s unclear how long Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin will remain sidelined.
This is the second game in Vegas’ current five-game road trip. Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Pacioretty — Paul Stastny — Erik Haula
Tomas Nosek — Oscar Lindberg — Ryan Carpenter
William Carrier — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb — Colin Miller
Shea Theodore — Deryk Engelland
Jon Merrill — Nick Holden
Conor Sheary — Eichel — Reinhart
Jeff Skinner — Patrik Berglund — Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons — — Mittelstadt — Tage Thompson
Remi Elie — Evan Rodrigues — Jason Pominville
Marco Scandella — Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe — Dahlin
Nathan Beaulieu — Casey Nelson
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