Vegas is averaging 3.36 goals per game for the season, ninth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Panthers team that is allowing 3.26 goals a game (20th).
Meanwhile, Florida has found the net 3.42 times a game on average, sixth in the league, and the Golden Knights are allowing opponents to score 2.72 goals per game (6th).
Florida averages more shots a game (35.7) than most teams in the league, ranking second, though the team’s 9.6% shooting percentage is 21st. With an average of 31.3 attempts, Vegas ranks 15th.
Expect several power play opportunities for the Golden Knights, as the Panthers have been penalized 4.88 times a game, most in the NHL, for an average of 13.32 minutes (first-highest).
The visitors are averaging 3.35 penalties (2nd-fewest in the league) and 9.17 penalty minutes a game (20th-fewest). The Panthers’ 22.36% power play percentage ranks 12th in the league, while the Golden Knights are 18th with a conversion rate of 20.43%.
In terms of penalty killing, Vegas has the league’s 22nd-ranked PK% at 75.79%, while Florida is 25th at 74.65%.
Jack Eichel and Chandler Stephenson have been the top skaters for the Golden Knights this season with 66 and 65 points. In the net, Adin Hill (16-7-1) is Vegas’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.49 GAA and a .914% save percentage.
Logan Thompson (21-13-3) leads the Golden Knights in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 2.65 and a save percentage of .915%. Matthew Tkachuk leads the Panthers in scoring with 109 points (7th in the league).
He has 40 goals and 69 assists (5th). Sergei Bobrovsky (24-20-3) has the best goals-against average for Florida at 3.07. He has a save percentage of .901%.
HOME AND AWAY
Vegas is 32-8-10 on the road this season. Florida is 28-16-5 at home this season.
SportsTips’ NHL Pick:
Vegas Golden Knights (+100)
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