Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights complete their brief Western Canada road swing with a stopover in “Hollywood North” Vancouver to take on Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin at Rogers Arena.
This last time the Golden Knights and Canucks faced off against one another was back in the preseason that featured a Tyler Wong hat trick along with a 9-4 Vegas victory over Vancouver. That matchup and result would have been much different if the Sedin twins were in the lineup.
With the Canucks have been out of the playoff race for the last two seasons after being in 6th place during the 2014-15 campaign and 7th place last year, they completed the last season with a 30-43-9 record for 69 points.
As it stands now in the standing, the Vancouver Canucks are right in the thick of things in 4th place in the Pacific Division with a 9-7-2 with 20 points and sit 7th overall along with San Jose in the Western Conference.
In their last 10 games, Vancouver has gone 5-4-1 and are coming off of a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings this past Tuesday.
Bo Harvat and Derek Dorsett co-lead the Canucks this season thus far in goals with 7 each. Sven Baertschi is in 3rd place with 6 goals of his own this campaign.
20-year-old rookie Brock Boeser leads Vancouver in assists this season with 10 and also leads the Canucks in total points with 15.
Veteran goaltender in Jacob Markstrom between the pipes for the Vancouver Canucks this season is riding a 5-6-02 record with a GAA of 2.52 and .913 save percentage.
The long-standing Sedin Twins combined this season has 5 goals, 10 assists, and 15 total points.
After coming off of their 5-2 victory at home, the Golden Knights found themselves on the other side with an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins show.
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 6 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.
The team has a 4-way for 3rd place in goals with forwards Reilly Smith, Oscar Linberg, Erik Haula, and David Perron who each have 5 on the season.
In assists, forward Perron has sole possession in 1st place with 10 on the season, while Smith and blueliners Colin Miller and Nate Schmidt each have 8
Perron is the new leader in overall points on the Golden Knights this season with 15, Neal and Smith are right behind with 14 and 13 respectively.
The likely starter could be Maxime Lagace who dodged the injury bug for the Golden Knights the other night vs the Edmonton Oilers. Yesterday, Lagace was practicing with goaltenders Malcolm Subban and Dylan Ferguson.
Lagace’s record this season with Vegas 2-5-0-1 with a GAA of 4.13 and a .860 save percentage.
The Injury Report
VGK: Marc-Andre Fleury (upper body, IR), Malcolm Subban (lower body, IR), Oscar Dansk (lower body, IR), Clayton Stoner (lower body, IR), Luca Sbisa (day to day).
VAN: Troy Stecher (leg, IR) and Chris Tanev (upper body, IR)
Can Vegas salvage this brief two-game road swing to Western Canada with a slipt tonight vs the Vancouver Canucks, we will have to tune in and find out?
Official Broadcast Schedule
Tonight’s puck drop is at 7:00 pm PT. Las Vegas/Vancouver
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.