Golden Knights Gameday
Golden Knights Gameday 68: Hit the Gritty: Lines and Notes vs Flyers
The Vegas Golden Knights (41-20-6, 88 points) will finish off their five-game road trip this afternoo…
The Vegas Golden Knights (41-20-6, 88 points) will finish off their five-game road trip this afternoon with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers (24-31-11, 59 points) at 4:00 p.m. This is the second and final matchup of the season series between these two teams with the VGK currently leading 1-0.
No lineup changes are expected for the VGK, who most recently lost forward Keegan Kolesar to a day-to-day injury. Jonathan Quick is expected to re-enter the Vegas net after rookie Jiri Patera won his first career start Sunday against the St. Louis Blues.
What to Watch For
Inserted into the lineup due to a Keegan Kolesar injury, Pavel Dorofeyev embraces his chance to impress by playing in the Golden Knight's top six on Sunday. He scored two points; one an assist, and the other his first NHL goal, off his face nonetheless. If Dorofeyev can continue this offensive output, it will give head coach Bruce Cassidy yet another NHL-capable forward to work within his lineup.
After Jiri Patera got the call to action against the Blues, Jonathan Quick will return to be the Golden Knights starter with all of Logan Thompson, Adin Hill, and Laurent Brossoit currently injured. Quick is on a hot streak with his new team in Vegas, posting a perfect 3-0 record and a .939 save percentage.
The Flyers are an organization that is going through a rough patch as they most recently fired general manager Chuck Fletcher, replacing him with interim general manager Danny Briere. It's clear that the team is rebuilding, but that doesn't make them an opponent to take lightly. Any team coached by John Tortorella will put up a good fight and the VGK need to be prepared for that test.
Projected Golden Knights Line Combinations
Ivan Barbashev- Jack Eichel- Jonathan Marchessault
Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Pavel Dorofeyev
Paul Cotter- Chandler Stephenson- Phil Kessel
Brett Howden- Teddy Blueger- Michael Amadio
Nicolas Hague- Alex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb- Shea Theodore
Alec Martinez- Zach Whitecloud
Jonathan Quick/Jiri Patera
Golden Knights Special Teams
PP1: Amadio, Smith, Stephenson, Eichel, Theodore
PP2: Marchessault, Barbashev, Karlsson, Kessel, Pietrangelo
PK1: Karlsson, Smith, McNabb, Pietrangelo
PK2: Stephenson, Blueger, Whitecloud, Martinez
Nolan Patrick, Robin Lehner/Mark Stone (c), Logan Thompson, Laurent Brossoit, Will Carrier, Keegan Kolesar, Adin Hill/Ben Hutton
Projected Flyers Line Combinations
Scott Laughton- Morgan Frost- Owen Tippett
Joel Farabee- Kevin Hayes- Tyson Foerster
James van Riemsdyk- Noah Cates- Tanner Laczynski
Nicolas Deslauriers- Elliott Desnoyers- Kieffer Bellows
Ivan Provorov- Cam York
Travis Sanheim- Rasmus Ristolainen
Nick Seeler- Justin Braun
Carter Hart/Felix Sandstrom
Flyers Special Teams
PP1- Tippett, Cates, Frost, York, Ristolainen
PP2- JVR, Farabee, Foerster, Provorov, Hayes
PK1- Cates, Desnoyers, Provorov, Ristolainen
PK2- Laughton, Tippett, Sanheim, Braun
Ryan Ellis, Sean Couturier, Bobby Brink, Cam Atkinson, Travis Konecny, Wade Allison, Brendan Lemieux
How to Watch/Listen
4:00 p.m. on AT&T Sportsnet, ESPN+ and Fox Sports 98.9 FM Radio.