Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights continue their 6-game road trip with a stopover in Beantown to take on the Boston Bruins for the second and last time of the regular season.
The 6-game road trip for the Golden Knights has gotten off to a bit of a rough and shaky start as they have lost their first two games against the New York Islanders 6-3 and the New York Rangers 6-4.
Their main issue in both of those games was in the 3rd period. In their matchup against the Islanders on Monday, the Golden Knights were tied 2-2 with the Islanders but their offense exploded in the final period where they scored 4 goals to Vegas 1.
The following game against the other New York-based franchise, Golden Knights went into the final period of the game with a 4-2 lead and watched it vanish as the home team scored 4 goals for the 6-4 loss to the Blueshirts.
In both losses, they have been outscored in that period 7-1.
For the Golden Knights, their early season record after those two losses put them at 8-3-0 and in 2nd place in the NHL’s Pacific Division.
The hosts of the night are also on a two-game losing streak, having lost two overtime games from their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings and 4-3 defeat vs the Columbus Blue Jackets. Their record on this season so far is 4-3-3.
In their last matchup, the Golden Knights defeated the Boston Bruins by a final score of 3-1. The Golden Knights goal scorers in that contest were Alex Tuch, Vadim Shipachyov, and Oscar Linberg.
Backup goaltender and former Boston Bruins Malcolm Subban made his debut against his old club and made 21 saves of the 22 shots he faced.
David Pastrnok was the lone goal scorer for the Bruins in the 3-1 loss. His goal came with 30 seconds in the game.
Bruins starter Tuukka Rask had a good night for himself in their 3-1 loss against Vegas as he stopped 23 on 25 shots he saw.
The Golden Knights team leader in goals is forward James Neal who currently has 7 on the season. He also holds the lead in points with 10 on the year.
Defenseman Brad Hunt is leading the Golden Knights in assists with 7 so far in this campaign.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand leads Boston in goals with 8 and in points at 13.
19-year-old Charlie McAvoy is the current Bruins leader in assists 7 on the season.
The Injury Report
Marc-André Fleury and Subban are still out of commission for the Golden Knights as they continue to recover from their injuries they sustained earlier in the season.
Fleury has an upper-body injury, and Subban’s is a lower-body injury. Oscar Dansk experienced a lower-body injury in his start against the New York Islanders and will miss the rest of the road trip.
For the Bruins, they are without the services of veteran David Backes who will undergo surgery to remove a segment of his colon.
David Krejci, Adam McQuaid, Ryan Spooner and Noel Acciari, and Anton Khudobin will also miss time from various injuries they were bitten by earlier this season.
Maxime Lagace is the expected starter in net for the Golden Knights as he will look for his NHL career win.
Miller Return’s To Boston
This is Colin Miller‘s first time back in Boston since being picked up in the Vegas Draft this past summer.
Will the Golden Knights snap out of their 2-game losing streak or is it going to be the Boston Bruins that will get back on the winning side, tune in tonight and find out?
Official Broadcast Schedule
Tonight’s puck drop is at 4:00 pm PT. Las Vegas / 7:00 pm ET. New York
Television: The matchup will on AT&T SportsNet. This is DIRECTV channel 684, U-verse channels 757 (SD) and 1757 (HD), Cox Cable channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD), and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD).
Radio: The radio broadcast is on FOX Sports Radio 98.9 FM/1340 AM.