These two teams are ready to roll, as the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Minnesota Wild. The Wild enter this game ranked 21st in the NHL with a record of 35-27-7 this season. Minnesota comes into this matchup 7-3 in their last 10 games, coming off of a big win. The Wild will need to keep bringing it to win here tonight. On the other hand, the Golden Knights enter this game 8th in the NHL, compiling a record of 39-24-8 this year. Vegas is 8-2 in their last 10 games, winning two of them in a row. These two teams are ready to battle it out here tonight.
Vegas Looks To Stay Hot Away from Sin CityThe Vegas Golden Knights enter this game 17th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Mark Stone has been a stud this season, racking up over 60 points already this year. Stone has used his physicality and speed to open himself up and get separation from opposing defenders. Vegas needs Stone to have a big game today if they want to win at home here tonight.
The Golden Knights enter this game ranked 9th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. Marc-Andre Fleury has been much better on the road than at home but look for him to be a wild card as his inconsistency could go either way for the Golden Knights.
Minnesota Wild Continue Home DominanceThe Wild have won 6 of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild enter this game with an offense that ranks 13th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on home ice with 2.80. The Wild will look towards Eric Staal to light a fire in the offense tonight. Staal has been the most impressive scorer on the Wild this season, racking up around 50 points so far. Staal will need to light up the goal horn more often if this Minnesota team wants a shot to win tonight and a shot to make the playoffs.
Minnesota has a defense ranked 17th when at home this season, allowing an average of 3.11 goals a game. Alex Stalock will be getting the start tonight, serving as the secondary goalie so far this season. Stalock will need to improve his game tonight to help his team get two points towards the playoffs.
- Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
- Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games.