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Golden Knights Playoffs Gameday Round 1, Game 3: Lines and Starting Goalies vs Jets

The Vegas Golden Knights (1-1 series) and Winnipeg Jets (1-1 series) will play the ever-so-critical swing game, with both teams looking to take the…



The Vegas Golden Knights (1-1 series) and Winnipeg Jets (1-1 series) will play the ever-so-critical swing game, with both teams looking to take the lead in their first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Puck drop is slated for 1:00 p.m. from Canada Life Center in Winnipeg.

Once again, Nikolaj Ehlers will be a game-time decision for the Jets. The Golden Knights aren't expected to make any personnel lineup changes but will use their newly shuffled line combinations that got them the win in game two of the series. 

What to Watch For

Stars Show Up

It was only a matter of time before the Golden Knights started to get contributions from their top scorers in the playoffs. In game two, Jack Eichel, Chandler Stephenson, and Mark Stone all found the scoresheet, a big part of the VGK's success.

Wild Bill

Also having a strong series is Golden Knights center William Karlsson, who is tied for the series lead in points with three. His defensive awareness, combined with his forechecking and skill off the rush, has made him an X-factor for the VGK two games into this series.

Winnipeg White Out

The Golden Knights will play their first game of the series away from home, with these next two games being played from Winnipeg. The fans in attendance are expected to combine to make up the "Winnipeg White Out"- a playoff tradition where everyone wears white. 

Four members of the Golden Knights are from the Winnipeg area, including captain Mark Stone.

Projected Golden Knights Line Combinations

Michael Amadio- Jack Eichel- Jonathan Marchessault

Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Phil Kessel

Brett Howden- Chandler Stephenson- Mark Stone

Ivan Barbashev- Nicolas Roy- Keegan Kolesar

Alec Martinez- Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb- Shea Theodore

Nicolas Hague- Zach Whitecloud

Laurent Brossoit/Adin Hill

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, Logan Thompson/Jonathan Quick, 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

1:00 p.m. on AT&T Sportsnet-RMW, ESPN 2, SNW, TVAS2, 

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