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Golden Knights Gameday 60: Barbie Girl: Lines and Notes vs Avalanche

The Vegas Golden Knights (35-18-6, 76 points) will play the Colorado Avalanche (33-19-5, 71 points) t…



The Vegas Golden Knights (35-18-6, 76 points) will play the Colorado Avalanche (33-19-5, 71 points) this afternoon at 6:00 p.m. in their final meeting of the season series, this game being at Ball Arena.

The Golden Knights have points in nine straight games, but lost their last contest to the Dallas Stars in the shootout 3-2. 

What to Watch

Come on Barbie Let's Go Party

Ivan Barbashev will make his Golden Knights debut after being acquired by general manager Kelly McCrimmon on Sunday. The Golden Knights will try and implement Barbashev's rugged two-way style of play on the top line alongside Jack Eichel and Jonathan Marchessault.

Atop of the Hill

Laurent Brossoit, who had played the last three games for the Golden Knights, is now out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, which means Adin Hill is back in net for the VGK. With Logan Thompson also out with an injury, the opportunity to emerge as a starting goaltender is there for Hill after his minor injury.

Scoring Starts

With their high-powered offense, the Colorado Avalanche have scored the first goal in 15 of their last 17 games. Just a little something to watch out for.

Projected Golden Knights Line Combinations

Ivan Barbashev- Jack Eichel- Jonathan Marchessault

Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Michael Amadio

Will Carrier- Chandler Stephenson- Phil Kessel

Paul Cotter- Brett Howden- Keegan Kolesar

Alec Martinez- Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb- Shea Theodore

Nicolas Hague- Zach Whitecloud

Laurent Brossoit/Adin Hill

Golden Knights Special Teams

PP1: Stephenson, Marchessault, Roy, Eichel, Pietrangelo

PP2: Carrier, Karlsson, Kessel, Smith, Theodore

PK1: Karlsson, Smith, McNabb, Pietrangelo

PK2: Stephenson, Roy, Whitecloud, Martinez


Nolan Patrick, Robin Lehner/Mark Stone (c), Logan Thompson/Ben Hutton

Projected Avalanche Line Combinations

Artturi Lehkonen- Nathan Mackinnon- Valeri Nichushkin

Evan Rodrigues- JT Compher- Mikko Rantanen

Andrew Cogliano- Alex Newhook- Logan O'Connor

Matt Nieto- Denis Malgin- Kurtis MacDermid

Devon Toews- Sam Girard

Bowen Byram- Josh Manson

Jack Johnson- Brad Hunt

Alexander Georgiev/Justus Annunen

Avalanche Special Teams

PP1- Nichushkin, Compher, Rantanen, Mackinnon, Byram

PP2- Lehkonen, Newhook, Rodrigues, Girard, Toews

PK1- Cogilano, O'Connor, Toews, Makar

PK2- Compher, Nieto, Johnson, Girard


Gabriel Landeskog (c), Cale Makar, Pavel Francouz, Erik Johnson, Darren Helm

How to Watch/Listen

6:00 p.m. on AT&T Sportsnet, ESPN+ and Fox Sports 98.9 FM Radio.

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