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Golden Knights vs. Panthers: Open Game Thread and Preview

Vegas Golden Knights v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights are finally back home, and once again are desperately looking to snap a losing streak. The Golden Knights enter tonight with a record of 32-26-4 (68 points), and are 3-7-0 over their last 10 games played, including five consecutive losses.

The Florida Panthers are one of the top teams in the league and have tallied a record of 41-13-6 (88 points), and have gone 6-3-1 over the last 10 games played.

Earlier today, head coach Pete DeBoer met with the media, and gave some updates on injured players.

The Golden Knights are getting back some players though.

Vegas remains in the second Wild Card spot, and they lead the Dallas Stars by one point, although the Stars have played in four fewer games. The Golden Knights can’t afford another loss, especially with the Edmonton Oilers ahead of them in third place two points up with two games in hand.

Earlier this year the Golden Knights lost to the Panthers 4-1 in Sunrise, and they will attempt to split the season series with a much needed victory. With that said, here are the projected lines for both squads which are subject to change.

Vegas Golden Knights

Forwards

William Karlsson — Jack Eichel — Jonathan Marchessault

Will Carrier — Chandler Stephenson — Nicolas Roy

Evgenii Dadonov — Nolan Patrick — Mattias Janmark

Mike Amadio — Brett Howden — Keegan Kolesar

Defense

Dylan Coghlan — Alex Pietrangelo

Shea Theodore — Zach Whitecloud

Brayden Pachal — Daniil Miromanov

Goaltender

Laurent Brossoit


Florida Panthers

Forwards

Carter Verhaeghe— Aleksander Barkov — Maxim Mamin

Jonathan Huberdeau — Sam Bennett — Anthony Duclair

Mason Marchment — Eetu Luostarinen — Sam Reinhart

Joe Thornton — Noel Acciari — Patric Hornqvist

Defense

MacKenzie Weegar — Aaron Ekblad

Gustav Forsling — Radko Gudas

Petteri Lindbohm — Brandon Montour

Goaltender

Sergei Bobrovksy


Team Stats via NHL dot com


Enjoy the game!