The Golden Knights (7-10-1) return home from a four-game road trip that didn’t exactly go according to plan. That’s because Vegas picked up just two points out of a possible eight.
However, the Knights are 4-2-1 at T-Mobile Arena this season and have won back-to-back games on home ice. Vegas will look to pick up its second win against the Ducks this season.
With Erik Haula now considered month-to-month, Cody Eakin will aim to continue his strong play as Vegas’ second-line center. He enters tonight’s contest with points in four straight games, with linemate Alex Tuch riding a three-game point streak.
Jon Merrill will draw back into the lineup for Brad Hunt, who is set to serve as a healthy scratch.
The Ducks (8-8-3) are coming off one of their best efforts of the season, a 2-1 shootout victory against the league-best Nashville Predators. Anaheim placed defenseman Cam Fowler and forward Patrick Eaves on injured reserve earlier today.
Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:
Marchessault — Karlsson — Smith
Pacioretty — Eakin — Tuch
Nosek — Carpenter — Hyka
Carrier — Bellemare — Reaves
McNabb — Miller
Theodore — Engelland
Merrill — Holden
Rakell — Getzlaf — Aberg
Cogliano — Kesler — Silfverberg
Ritchie — Henrique — Kase
Gibbons — Kossila — Street
Lindholm — Larsson
Welinski — Manson
Pettersson — Montour