Vegas hosts Columbus in non-conference battle
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vegas and Columbus meet in a non-conference matchup.
The Golden Knights are 14-9-3 at home. Vegas leads the NHL shooting 34.3 shots per game while averaging 3.1 goals.
The Blue Jackets are 9-7-6 on the road. Columbus has scored 23 power-play goals, converting on 16.8% of chances.
In their last meeting on Nov. 5, Vegas won 2-1. Reilly Smith scored a team-high two goals for the Golden Knights in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 6-2-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .939 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .873 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out (lower body).