LAS VEGAS (KTNV/AP) — Vegas hosts the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. Tuesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after Dylan Sikura scored two goals in the Golden Knights' 6-0 victory against the Sharks.
The Golden Knights are 40-14-2 against division opponents. Vegas has scored 190 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.4 per game. Max Pacioretty leads the team with 24.
The Wild are 35-16-5 against opponents in the West Division. Minnesota has scored 180 goals and is eighth in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 27.
The Wild beat the Knights in overtime during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
During a press conference earlier today, Jonathan Marchessault said the team needs to play faster.
💻 Marchessault: We've got to play fast. As soon as we get the puck, we have to go north with it super fast. pic.twitter.com/nuhMGxKpef— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 18, 2021
Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights with 40 assists and has 61 points this season. Reilly Smith has 9 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.
Kaprizov has 51 total points while scoring 27 goals and totaling 24 assists for the Wild. Kevin Fiala has 10 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 7-3-0, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Wild: 5-3-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a .858 save percentage.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Peyton Krebs: out (upper body), Alec Martinez: day-to-day (foot), Tomas Nosek: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: day-to-day (undisclosed).
Wild: Kevin Fiala: day-to-day (lower body).