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Golden Knights Playoffs Gameday Round 1, Game 1: Lines and Starting Goalies vs Jets

The Vegas Golden Knights (0-0 series) will begin their postseason tonight at 6:30 p.m. for game one of their series against the

The Vegas Golden Knights (0-0 series) will begin their postseason tonight at 6:30 p.m. for game one of their series against the Winnipeg Jets (0-0 series) at T-Mobile Arena. The Pacific Division-winning Golden Knights take on the second Wild Card team, the Winnipeg Jets.

What to Watch For

Seeing Stone

Golden Knights forward Mark Stone is confirmed to return to the lineup for the first time since Janurary.  The captain had his second back surgery in nine months in late Janurary, which cut his season down to just 43 games. Stone has 37 points in 46 career playoff games with the VGK.

The passion for hockey has brought back arguably the most important player to the Golden Knights lineup. Hopefully, we will see #ExpressiveMarkStone tonight or at least some time in this series.

Jumping Jacks

Finally, after eight years of being in the NHL, Jack Eichel will make his Stanley Cup Playoff debut. The 26-year-old center will certainly have some extra motivation to make up for lost time and play an important role in the playoffs.

At the other end of the spectrum, the VGK have Alex Pietrangelo, Alec Martinez, Chandler Stephenson, Phil Kessel, Ivan Barbashev, and Jonathan Quick as Stanley Cup Champions on their roster. All are players that Eichel could lean on for guidance in the postseason.

Goalie Duel

After a hectic season with rotating goaltenders, Laurent Brossoit will get the start in goal for the Golden Knights. Brossoit had a crazy season, coming back from hip surgery to start the year. He was sent down to the Henderson Silver Knights only to come up when other VGK goaltending injures arose.

Brossoit then went 7-0-3 with the VGK and has emerged as the team's most recent starter. He will face off not only against his former team, the Winnipeg Jets but his former goaltending partner, Vezina-Trophy winner Connor Hellebuyck.

Projected Golden Knights Line Combinations

Ivan Barbashev- Jack Eichel- Jonathan Marchessault

Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Phil Kessel

Michael Amadio- Chandler Stephenson- Mark Stone

Brett Howden- Nicolas Roy- Keegan Kolesar

Alec Martinez- Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb- Shea Theodore

Nicolas Hague- Zach Whitecloud

Laurent Brossoit/Jonathan Quick

Golden Knights Special Teams

PP1: Stone, Barbashev, Stephenson, Eichel, Pietrangelo

PP2: Roy, Smith, Karlsson, Marchessault, Theodore

PK1: Karlsson, Smith, McNabb, Pietrangelo

PK2: Roy, Stephenson, Whitecloud, Martinez


Nolan Patrick, Robin Lehner/Will Carrier, Adin Hill, Logan Thompson/Paul Cotter, Teddy Blueger, Brayden Pachal, Ben Hutton

Projected Jets Line Combinations

Kyle Connor- Pierre-Luc Dubois- Mark Scheifele

Nikolaj Ehlers- Vladislav Namestnikov- Blake Wheeler

Nino Neiderreiter- Adam Lowry- Mason Appleton

Morgan Barron- David Gustafsson- Saku Maenalanen

Josh Morrissey- Dylan DeMelo

Brendon Dillon- Neal Pionk

Dylan Samberg- Nate Schmidt

Connor Hellebuyck/David Rittich

Jets Special Teams

PP1- Ehlers, Dubois, Connor, Scheifele, Morrissey

PP2- Wheeler, Namestnikov, Niederreiter, Pionk, Schmidt

PK1- Lowry, Appleton, Dillon, DeMelo

PK2- Gustafsson, Barron, Samberg, Pionk


Cole Perfetti, Sam Gagner,  Kevin Stenlund/Karson Kuhlman, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Logan Stanley, Kyle Capobianco.

How to Watch/Listen

6:30 p.m. on AT&T Sportsnet-RMW, ESPN 2, SNW, TVAS2, 

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