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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

Pavel's Presence

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.

Johnny's Quick

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.

Falling Flyers

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.

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