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Golden Knights at Stars: Preview and Open Game Thread

It is now or never for the Golden Knights

Dallas Stars v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights need to win tonight, as a loss will all but officially eliminate them from playoff contention. If the game goes to overtime, they still have a shot, but it becomes much more difficult. Vegas is coming off a heartbreaking 5-4 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks, and they need to be ready to rebound for tonight’s game on the road vs. the Dallas Stars.

This is the third meeting between both teams, with Vegas having won the last two meetings. Those prior meetings don’t matter at this point, what matters is tonight’s game.


Standings Update

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In terms of scoreboard watching this evening, the Nashville Predators (1st Wild Card) take on the Calgary Flames. Ideally the Golden Knights get a regulation win vs. the Stars, and get some help from Calgary in regulation.

If this were to happen, Nashville would sit at 94 points in 80 games, Dallas would be at 93 in 80 games, and Vegas would be at 92 in 80 games. It would give them some minimal wiggle room, and still allow for two paths into a Wild Card spot. It would require some help, and you can learn more about those scenarios by clicking below.

With all that out of the way, here are your projected lineups which are subject to change.


Vegas Golden Knights

Forwards

Brayden Pachal — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone

Mattias Janmark — Jack Eichel — Evgenii Dadonov

Jonathan Marchesault — William Karlsson — Mike Amadio

William Carrier — Nicolas Roy — Keegan Kolesar

Defense

Brayden McNabb — Shea Theodore

Ben Hutton — Alex Pietrangelo

Alec Martinez — Zach Whitecloud

Goaltender

Logan Thompson


Dallas Stars

Forwards

Jason Robertson — Roope Hintz — Joe Pavelski

Michael Raffl — Jamie Benn — Tyler Seguin

Joel Kiviranta — Radek Faksa — Luke Glendening

Fredrik Karlstrom — Vladislav Namestnikov — Denis Gurianov

Defense

Ryan Suter — Miro Heiskanen

Esa Lindell —John Klingberg

Thomas Harley — Jani Hakanpaa

Goaltender

Jake Oettinger


Team Stats via NHL dot com

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Enjoy the game!