Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights start another road trip away from “The Fortress” with a stopover in Western Canada to take on Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers to kick off their 2 game road swing.

This matchup marks the first time that the Golden Knights face off against the former 5-time Stanley Cup Champions (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1990).

Perhaps the biggest surprise last season was the second place Oilers in the Pacific as they took a major step forward from years of losing seasons. They captured 103 points with a 47-26-9 record.

This season, that has not been the case for the upcoming Oilers squad as they are struggling the standings in 2nd to last place in the entire Western Conference with a 6-9-2 record at 14 points and are also near the bottom in the Pacific Division.

In their last ten games played they have posted a 4-4-2 record which is a below .500 winning percentage.

Oilers Captain McDavid is Edmonton’s leader in goals this season so far with 7, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, is right behind him with 6 of his own, while “The German Gretzky” Leon Draisaitl finishes off the top three in scoring with 5.

McDavid stands alone in assists with 12 and Draisaitl and veteran forward Milan Lucic are tied with 7 each.

As far as total points, McDavid has a commanding lead on the Oilers roster with 19, Nugent-Hopkins and Draisaitl are both tied with 12 points and Patrick Maroon and Lucic each have 10 points.

Edmonton’s starter for tonight is Cam Talbot who has played in 15 games this season with the Oilers. Over that span, he has posted a 6-8-0-1 record with a GAA of 2.90 and a .912 save percentage.

In the head-to-head matchup tonight between Vegas and Edmonton, the Oilers have a significant edge in net.

For the Golden Knights, they enter today’s contest with having defeated the Winnipeg Jets on “Military Appreciation Night” in a 5-2 victory.

Vegas Golden Knights "Military Appreciation Night"
(Photo by NHL.com)

The Golden Knights currently on the season, have a 10-5-1 record and are continuing to stand firm in 2nd place in the NHL’s Pacific Division with 21 points behind Los Angeles and are in 3rd in the Western Conference.

The Golden Knights team leader in goals is forward James Neal who currently has 9 on the season. In 2nd place, is William Karlsson who now has 5 goals on the season which includes the second Golden Knights shorthanded goal in franchise history. He recorded the second shorty goal against the Winnipeg Jets.

Forward David Perron is the new leader in points with 14 on the season, while Neal and Reilly Smith are currently tied for 2nd with 13.

Perron also leads the team in assists with 9 and Smith is right behind him with 8.

Goaltender Maxime Lagace is the likely starter for the Golden Knights tonight against the Oilers. He currently has 2-4-0-1 record on the season, with a save percentage of .876 and a GAA of 3.58. On the

On the trip is Subban who has yet to be officially re-inserted back in the lineup from the lower body injury he sustained from the St. Louis Blues game last month.

Las Vegas Review-Journal’s David Schoen reported earlier today that Subban was at the morning skate with the team testing out his “lower body injury”.

Scheon also reported that there will be a lineup change with Sbisa being listed as day to day.

After Vegas put themselves back on the winning side since their 1-4-1 road trip in the Eastern Conference, will they be able to maintain this on their latest road swing to Western Canada, tune in tonight to find out?

Head Coach Gerard Gallant Update Ahead Of Western Canada Road Trip

The Injury Report

VGK: Marc-Andre Fleury (upper body), Malcolm Subban (lower body), Oscar Dansk (lower body), Clayton Stoner (lower body), Luca Sbisa (day to day).

EDM: Drake Caggiula (ankle) is day-to-day, Anton Slepyshev (lower-body) is out, Andrej Sekera (knee) is out.

Official Broadcast Schedule

Tonight’s puck drop is at 6:00 pm PT. Las Vegas / 7:00 pm MT Edmonton

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.

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