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.
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.