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Game 1! Golden Knights vs. Oilers: Lines, Starting Goalies & How to Watch

Game 1. Round Two. The Vegas Golden Knights knocked out the Winnipeg Jets in five games to advance. The Edmonton Oilers need a few comebacks and OT…



Game 1. Round Two. The Vegas Golden Knights knocked out the Winnipeg Jets in five games to advance. The Edmonton Oilers need a few comebacks and OT games to beat the LA Kings in six. The top two teams in the Pacific Division, separated by just two points at the end of the regular season, will begin their clash to advance to the Western Conference Final Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena. 

The puck will drop just after 6:30 PT. 

The matchup is also a clash of the 2015 NHL Draft. Golden Knights center Jack Eichel was a strident second-overall pick, while Edmonton center Connor McDavid was first overall. McDavid has become of the all-time greats and tortured the opposition with an astounding 153 points this season.

After toiling in Buffalo for six years, Eichel is finally getting his first taste of NHL Stanley Cup playoff action. 

"(There are) a lot of momentum swings. You might not have your best for a period or a game, There's more to it–it's a seven-game series," Eichel said of his playoff learning curve. "There's a lot that goes into it. More than anything, you have to try to play your game."

The Golden Knights are an underdog despite the home-ice advantage and better regular season. For new players, DraftKings is offering an instant $150 bonus.

VHN detailed the three keys to victory for the Golden Knights. One of the keys will be staying out of the penalty box. The Edmonton Oilers PP clicked at 32.4% in the regular season and 56% in Round One against LA. 

The Golden Knights' PK was a dreadful 58% in Round One. 

There's also the stacked Oilers' top line with McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane. 

Laurent Brossoit figures to start in goal for the Golden Knights, while Stuart Skinner is a good bet for the Oilers. 

The Golden Knights don't have any listed injuries to note (Nolan Patrick and Logan Thompson will remain out), though Mark Stone left practice a few minutes early Tuesday. 

Update: Coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed Stone will be in the lineup. 

Expected Golden Knights Lines:










Laurent Brossoit

Expected Oilers Lines:










Stuart Skinner (Probable)

Special Teams:

Golden Knights Power Play: 18.8%, 10th

Golden Knights Penalty Kill: 58.3%, 15th

Oilers Power Play: 56.3%, 1st

Oilers Penalty Kill: 66.7%, 12th

Game Notes:

Chandler Stephenson is riding a four-game multi-point streak, scoring eight points (4-4-8) during the stretch.

Mark Stone had a pair of three-point games in Round One, scoring eight points in the series. 

Laurent Brossoit won four consecutive games for the first time this season.

William "Wild Bill" Karlsson’s four goals in Round One are the most he has scored in a single round in his career, and he has 11 points (3-8-11) in 16 career potential series-clinching games

Vegas (42-29 in 71 GP) has a postseason winning percentage of .592, the highest among all NHL franchises.

How to Watch:


Radio: FOX Sports Radio 98.9 FM and 1340 AM (KKGK)

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