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Golden Knights vs. Flames: Preview and Open Game Thread

Vegas Golden Knights v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Tonight is the Vegas Golden Knights’ 75th game of the season, and after tonight there are only 7 games remaining. Vegas lost in overtime on Tuesday vs. the Vancouver Canucks, and tonight is another must win game if the Golden Knights want to stay in the chase for a playoff spot.

Vegas enters tonight with a record of 40-29-5 (85 points), and are 6-3-1 over their last 10 games played. The Calgary Flames have a record of 45-19-9 (99 points), have won their last five in a row, and are 7-2-1 over the last 10 games played.

This is the third meeting between both teams, and here’s how the previous meetings have gone.


Standings Update

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In terms of scoreboard watching this evening, the Dallas Stars (2nd Wild Card) are home vs. the Minnesota Wild. The Nashville Predators (1st Wild Card) are home vs. the Edmonton Oilers. Lastly, the Vancouver Canucks (4th in Wild Card) are home vs. the Arizona Coyotes.

Here are your projected lineups which are subject to change.


Vegas Golden Knights

Forwards

Evgenii Dadonov — Jack Eichel — Nicolas Roy

Jonathan Marchesault — William Karlson — Mike Amadio

Max Pacioretty — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone

Mattias Janmark — Jake Leschyshyn — Keegan Kolesar

Defense

Brayden McNabb — Shea Theodore

Ben Hutton — Alex Pietrangelo

Alec Martinez — Zach Whitecloud

Goaltender

Robin Lehner


Calgary Flames

Forwards

Johnny Gaudreau — Elias Lindholm — Andrew Mangiapane

Dillon Dube — Mikael Backlund — Matthew Tkachuk

Blake Coleman — Calle Jarnkrok — Tyler Toffoli

Milan Lucic — Ryan Carpenter — Trevor Lewis

Defense

Noah Hanifin — Rasmus Andersson

Oliver Kylington — Chris Tanev

Nikita Zadorov — Erik Gudbranson

Goaltender

Jacob Markstrom


Team Stats via NHL dot com

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Enjoy the game!