Vegas hosts Minnesota after Pacioretty’s 2-goal game
Paradise, Nevada; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vegas hosts the Minnesota Wild after Max Pacioretty scored two goals in the Golden Knights’ 6-3 victory against the Canucks.
The Golden Knights are 12-8-2 in conference matchups. Vegas leads the league shooting 33.9 shots per game while averaging 2.9 goals.
The Wild are 8-9-2 in Western Conference play. Minnesota is fifth in the league shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.1 goals on 28.5 shots per game.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pacioretty has recorded 34 total points while scoring 15 goals and collecting 19 assists for the Golden Knights. Jonathan Marchessault has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 7-2-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, three penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Wild: Joel Eriksson Ek: day to day (upper-body).