Golden Knights Gameday
Golden Knights Playoffs Gameday Round 1, Game 4: Lines and Starting Goalies vs Jets
The Vegas Golden Knights (2-1 series) will try and put a chokehold on the Winnipeg Jets (1-2 series) as they play Game Four of their first-round St…
The Vegas Golden Knights (2-1 series) will try and put a chokehold on the Winnipeg Jets (1-2 series) as they play Game Four of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Winnipeg.
The Golden Knights are coming off a 5-4 double-overtime win against the Jets in Game Three, where Michael Amadio scored the OT winner. No lineup changes are expected for the Golden Knights. Laurent Brossoit will start again.
For the Jets, they are without two of their best players as Nikolaj Ehlers remains out with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Josh Morrissey left Game Three, did not return, and is now confirmed to be out for the rest of the series per head coach Rick Bowness.
What to Watch For
The Golden Knights and Jets played nearly another half of a game Saturday, with Game Three going to overtime. The Golden Knights prevailed, with Michael Amadio scoring the winner off a Jets' defensive error. This all came after the VGK blew a 4-1 lead in the third period alone.
Now it is up to the Golden Knights to keep the energy and momentum that they got with their OT win into Game Four.
As mentioned before, the Jets are without two of their top players in, Nikolaj Ehlers and Josh Morrissey. Ehlers has missed every game of the series so far, and based on practice lines, Logan Stanley will go in for the injured Morrissey. The VGK must take advantage of the wounded Jets.
Jack Eichel has emerged as a star in this series as he scored three points in Game Three and has three goals in his last two games. The VGK will need him to continue his solid playoff scoring pace if they want to make a run at the Stanley Cup this season.
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, Kaedan Korczak
Projected Jets Line Combinations
Kyle Connor- Pierre-Luc Dubois- Nino Neiderreiter
Vladislav Namestnikov- Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler (c)
Morgan Barron- Adam Lowry- Mason Appleton
David Gustafsson- Kevin Stenlund- Saku Maenalanen
Nate Schmidt- Dylan DeMelo
Brendon Dillon- Neal Pionk
Logan Stanley- Dylan Samberg
Connor Hellebuyck/David Rittich
Jets Special Teams
PP1- Wheeler, Dubois, Connor, Scheifele, Pionk
PP2- Lowry, Namestnikov, Niederreiter, Appleton, Schmidt
PK1- Lowry, Appleton, Dillon, DeMelo
PK2- Gustafsson, Barron, Samberg, Pionk
Josh Morrissey, Nikolaj Ehlers, Cole Perfetti, Sam Gagner/Karson Kuhlman, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Kyle Capobianco.
How to Watch/Listen
6:30 p.m. on AT&T Sportsnet-RMW, ESPN, SNW, TVAS2