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Golden Knights vs. Edmonton Oilers, Game 2: Lines, Odds & How to Watch
LAS VEGAS — Game 1 was a roller coaster for the Vegas Golden Knights. They dominated the even-strength play but their penalty kill continued to mightily struggle. The Edmonton Oilers scored a pair of power-play goals, and Leon Draisaitl scored four goals for Edmonton, but the Golden Knights course corrected just in time for a 6-4 win at T-Mobile Arena.
The puck drops just after 4 p.m. local time.
Golden Knights winger Ivan Barbashev responded twice to Edmonton’s goals by scoring one minute later. The quick retaliation goals prevented Edmonton from claiming momentum until later in the third period.
The Golden Knights lead the Round Two series 1-0.
While Edmonton’s scoring list began and ended with Draisaitl. The Golden Knights had contributions throughout their lineup. Barbashev had a pair, but Michael Amadio, Mark Stone, and Chandler Stephenson scored. Stephenson was the winner, and Jack Eichel netted the empty net goal from about 180 feet.
Both teams flexed their strengths, from the Golden Knights’ depth and discipline to Edmonton’s unstoppable power play.
The starting goalies don’t figure to change, though Stuart Skinner was shaky. Another soft performance could put Jack Campbell in net.
Expected Vegas Golden Knights Lines:
Expected Edmonton Oilers Lines:
Special Teams (Playoffs):
Golden Knights Power Play: 25%, 6th
Golden Knights Penalty Kill: 53.3%, 15th
Oilers Power Play: 57.9%, 1st
Oilers Penalty Kill: 64%, 13th
Vegas Golden Knights Game Notes:
Chandler Stephenson has a five-game points streak (5-4-9.
Mark Stone also has a five-game points streak (4-6-10). Stone had a goal and an assist in Game 1. He leads the VGK with 10 points in the postseason.
Laurent Brossoit has a season-high five-game winning streak.
Ivan Barbashev has three goals and five points in the postseason. The former Stanley Cup winner (2019, St. Louis) had six points (3-3-6) on that playoff run.
Brett Howden has a three-game points streak. His plus-8 is the second-highest +/- rating among all players in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Golden Knights are 5-1 in the postseason. Edmonton is 4-3.
The Golden Knights are the seventh franchise in NHL history to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs five or more times in its first six seasons.
The Golden Knights have scored the first goal only twice in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but in the regular season, only the Oilers scored more first-period goals. The Golden Knights scored 87 first-period markers. Edmonton notched 92.
How to Watch:
Radio: Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM, Deportes 1460 AM
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The Golden Knights remain a slight underdog to the Edmonton Oilers. We say take the +105. The Over (7) is also surprisingly a good payout (+115).
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