Columbus visits Vegas after shootout victory
Columbus Blue Jackets (9-5-0, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (10-7-0, second in the Pacific)
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Golden Knights -153, Blue Jackets +128; plus / minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets beat Arizona 5-4 in a shootout.
The Golden Knights are 6-4-0 at home. Vegas is eighth in the Western Conference with an average of 5.2 assists per game, led by Mark Stone with 1.2.
The Blue Jackets are 3-2-0 on the road. Columbus has scored 46 goals and is fourth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.3 goals per game. Boone Jenner leads the team with nine.
Saturday’s clash is the first meeting this season for both teams.
BEST PERFORMERS: Jonathan Marchessault leads the Golden Knights with nine goals, four assists and 13 points. Reilly Smith has scored five goals and four assists in Vegas’ last 10 games.
Jenner leads the Blue Jackets with nine goals and 11 points. Jakub Voracek has collected 10 assists in Columbus’ last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a percentage of stops of, 915.
Blue Jackets: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.895.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Michael Amadio: daily (covid-19 protocol), Jonathan Marchessault: daily (health protocol), William Karlsson: outside (lower body), William Carrier: daily (health protocol), Shea Théodore: day to day (upper body).
Blue vests: Max Domi: out (health protocol).