Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils

Game Preview: Golden Knights vs New Jersey Devils – Game 67

Golden Knights (36-23-8) vs NJ Devils (26-27-12)


Sunday night the Vegas Golden Knights took a hard home loss to their hated division rival the Los Angeles Kings that snapped an eight-game winning streak.


In that game, the Knights were thoroughly outskated, missed opportunities to score, and to add to those problems, had the second-best goalie on the ice. Needless to say, the entire game was not a well-played one for the Knights, but the beauty of it all is that the season is not over. Las Vegas has one more home game before they go on the road for five straight games.

The fallout from the Kings game has seen Vegas’ lead on the Pacific Division cut in half. The team now only leads by two points over the Edmonton Oilers, who last night defeated the Nashville Predators 8-3, creeping on the top-seeded Golden Knights. But Vegas has another chance to respond and reestablish their tight hold on the division Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils.


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With the Knights looking to rebound after the defeat against the Kings, teams like New Jersey become dangerous because they have nothing to prove in the game. Just like the L.A. Kings, New Jersey is at the bottom of the barrel in the Metropolitan Division.

With 12 overtime losses on their record, the second-most in the NHL this season, New Jersey has proven on an occasion that they are a tough out. Recently the Devils had back to back overtime games against the San Jose Sharks and L.A., then defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 before making their way to the Strip to play the Golden Knights.


That means the Golden Knights have to come out and find a way to play their best hockey.


With the Pacific Division in the balance and games against both the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers soon approaching, the New Jersey game will matter for the Knights. A win against the Devils would put the Golden Knights back on track, making the Kings game just a hiccup on their journey to a Pacific Division crown. However, a loss could spiral the team out of contention, similar to what has happened to the Florida Panthers in February. Florida went from a playoff position to being expelled from the playoff conversation.


Knights News and Notes:

All eyes tonight will be on the Golden Knights offense, without all-star Mark Stone in the lineup due to a lower-body injury. The Knights have not been the same when pushed by equally physical and aggressive defensive teams.

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Against the Kings, Vegas had issues trying to set up shots and open lanes to shoot, which was a job often done by Stone. But without the all-star right-winger in the lineup, Vegas hasn’t worked the same offensively, and tonight more than the last two games, the Knights have to figure out a way to put the puck in the net.

After blocking a shot in Montreal, Jack Hughes has been out for the team’s last two games. Besides Hughes (lower body) who is officially listed as questionable; Connor Carrick (upper body) is also questionable



Tonight’s game will be at the T-mobile Arena at 7:00 p.m. PST


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