GAMEDAY THREAD 30/82: Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights

Come chat with us as the Knights host the Hawks.

The Golden Knights are coming off one of the most exciting wins of the season, a 5-3 victory against the Capitals, and will look to carry that momentum into tonight’s tilt against the Blackhawks.

Chicago is coming off a 4-2 loss last night in Anaheim, though it appears as though Corey Crawford will get the nod for the second straight night.

The Golden Knights scored a franchise-high eight goals when these teams met in Chicago Nov. 27, improving the Knights’ all-time record against the Hawks to 4-0-0. Vegas has gone 8-3-1 at T-Mobile Arena this season, which includes wins in three straight.

Max Pacioretty is listed as a game-time decision for tonight’s game. If he is unable to go, it’s possible Reid Duke, the first player to sign with the Knights back in March of 2017, could make his NHL debut. He was recalled from the AHL earlier this week, while Daniel Carr was reassigned to the Wolves.

Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:

Golden Knights
Marchessault — Karlsson — Smith
Pacioretty — Eakin — Tuch
Nosek — Carpenter — Lindberg
Carrier — Bellemare — Reaves

McNabb — Schmidt
Theodore — Engelland
Holden — Miller


Kampf (#64) — Toews (#19) — Saad (#20)
Kahun (#24) — Anisimov (#15) — Kane (#88)
DeBrincat (#12) — Strome (#17) — Perlini (#11)
Hayden (#40) — Kruger (#16) — Martinsen (#29)

Keith (#2) — Jokiharju (#28)
Manning (#23) — Seabrook (#7)
Gustafsson (#56) — Rutta (#44)

Crawford (#50)
Ward (#30)

Let’s discuss!