New York takes on Vegas, seeks 5th straight home win
New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Vegas looking to continue its four-game home winning streak.
The Rangers are 8-4-2 on their home ice. New York is sixth in the NHL recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
The Golden Knights are 6-6-1 on the road. Vegas has converted on 21.1% of power-play opportunities, recording 19 power-play goals.
The matchup Monday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 5.2 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Rangers Injuries: Marc Staal: out (ankle).
Golden Knights Injuries: Cody Eakin: out (upper body).