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Golden Knights at Kings Preview: The Start of a New Season

Los Angeles Kings v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Tonight the Vegas Golden Knights begin a new season and start a journey they hope culminated with a Stanley Cup. The team has some new faces, some returning ones, and they are led by a new voice behind the bench. Vegas went 4-2-1 in the preseason, and the real work starts tonight in Los Angeles vs. the Kings.

Last season the Golden Knights went 2-1-1 vs. the Kings, and outscored them 16-14. Both the Kings and Vegas are teams looking to improve from where they finished last season, and both sides will look to get off on the right foot tonight. This is the first of four meetings between both sides, with the next meeting taking place after Christmas on December 27.

This is usually a spot where I’d put some numbers of note, but it being the first game of the regular season, here is a projected lineup for both sides.

Vegas Golden Knights

Phil Kessel — Jack Eichel — Reilly Smith

Brett Howden — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone

Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Michael Amadio

Paul Cotter — Nicolas Roy — Keegan Kolesar

Alec Martinez — Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb — Shea Theodore

Ben Hutton — Zach Whitecloud

Logan Thompson

Los Angeles Kings

Kevin Fiala — Anze Kopitar — Adrian Kempe

Trevor Moore — Phillip Danault — Viktor Arvidsson

Alex Iafallo — Quinton Byfield — Gabriel Vilardi

Carl Grundstrom — Blake Lizotte — Arthur Kaliyev

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty

Sean Durzi — Matt Roy

Alex Edler — Sean Walker

Jonathan Quick


How to Watch

Time: 7:00 PM

TV: ESPN & ESPN+

Radio: Fox Sports Las Vegas 98.9 FM

Use this as your open game thread, and enjoy the game!