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Golden Knights vs. Devils: Preview and Open Game Thread

NHL: DEC 16 Golden Knights at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The standings are tightening up in the Western Conference, and tonight the Vegas Golden Knights need to earn two points to keep pace with the Los Angeles Kings as they attempt to move into the third and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division.

Vegas enters tonight with a record of 41-30-5 (87 points), and are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games played. The New Jersey Devils have a record of 26-42-7 (59 points), and are 3-5-2 over the last 10 games played.

This is the second meeting between both teams, and back on December 16th the Golden Knights defeated New Jersey 5-3.


Standings Update

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In terms of scoreboard watching this evening, the Dallas Stars (1st Wild Card) take on the Vancouver Canucks (4th in Wild Card).

Here are your projected lineups which are subject to change.


Vegas Golden Knights

Forwards

Jonathan Marchesault — Jack Eichel — Mark Stone

Max Pacioretty — Chandler Stephenson — Evgenii Dadonov

Mattias Janmark — William Karlsson — Mike Amadio

Jake Leschyshyn — Nicolas Roy — Keegan Kolesar

Defense

Ben Hutton — Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb — Shea Theodore

Alec Martinez — Zach Whitecloud

Goaltender

Robin Lehner


New Jersey Devils

Forwards

Pavel Zacha — Nico Hischier — Jesper Bratt

Tomas Tatar — Dawson Mercer — Fabian Zetterlund

Yegor Sharangovich — Jesper Boqvist — Janne Kuokkanen

Andres Johnsson — Michael McLeod — Nathan Bastian

Defense

Colton White — Damon Severson

Kevin Bahl — Dougie Hamilton

Ty Smith — P.K. Subban

Goaltender

Nico Daws


Team Stats via NHL dot com

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Enjoy the game!