The Golden Knights suffered a disappointing 4-2 loss in Game 1 but have a chance to even the series tonight in Winnipeg (5 p.m. PT).
This is the first time Vegas has trailed in a postseason series in franchise history, but the gauntlet has been thrown by a very deep and talented Jets club that will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with a win tonight on home ice. So how will the Knights respond?
Gerard Gallant may make a few tweaks for tonight’s contest, as Tomas Tatar and Tomas Nosek could draw back into the lineup for Oscar Lindberg and Ryan Reaves. UPDATE: David Perron will NOT play tonight. Lineup changes are reflected below.
Here are the projected lines for both teams:
Golden Knights lineup
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch — Erik Haula — James Neal
Tomas Tatar — Cody Eakin — Ryan Carpenter
Tomas Nosek — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb — Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore — Deryk Engelland
Luca Sbisa — Colin Miller
Game ✌️ lineup— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 14, 2018
Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers — Paul Stastny — Patrik Laine
Brandon Tanev — Adam Lowry — Bryan Little
Mathieu Perreault — Andrew Copp — Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey — Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom — Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot — Tyler Myers
ICYMI, check out our preview for tonight’s game. Also, you can watch the Golden Knights’ pre-game show on Facebook.
We are live on tonight's pregame RIGHT NOW!https://t.co/yNfDsgnwiD— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 14, 2018
Let’s discuss this critical Game 2!