The Golden Knights committed only one penalty in the game, holding Arizona without a power play goal. Phil Kessel scored the only goal for the Golden Knights.
Logan Thompson saved only 19 of 22 shots against (.863%) in the loss. New Jersey beat the Penguins 2-1 (OT) on Sunday. Jack Hughes and Dougie Hamilton each scored once for the Devils.
Hamilton and Hughes both added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Vitek Vanecek was impressive in the win, making 25 saves (.961%).
HEAD TO HEAD
The teams split their two meetings last season, the last of which was a 3-2 victory for the Devils in April. Nathan Bastian led New Jersey with two points (1G 1A). Chandler Stephenson and Keegan Kolesar were on the scoresheet for Vegas. Andrew Hammond got the win, saving 42 of 44 shots (.954%).
Vegas is averaging 3.19 goals per game for the season, 14th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Devils team that is allowing only 2.61 goals a game (3rd).
Meanwhile, New Jersey has found the net 3.48 times a game on average, sixth in the league, and the Golden Knights are allowing opponents to score 2.88 goals per game (12th).
New Jersey averages more shots/game (34.3) than most teams in the league, ranking fourth. With an average of 32.3 attempts, Vegas ranks 12th.
The Golden Knights’ 23.81% power play percentage ranks 12th in the league, while the Devils are 22nd with a conversion rate of 20.14%. When it comes to defending power plays, New Jersey has the league’s 10th-ranked PK% at 81.12%, while Vegas is 16th at 79.34%.
With 42 points this season, Stephenson is the top skater for the Golden Knights. He has 11 goals and 31 assists in 48 games. In the net, Thompson (19-12-1) is Vegas’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.70 GAA and a .913% save percentage.
Hughes leads the Devils in scoring with 58 points. He has 30 goals (8th) and 28 assists. Vanecek (18-5-2) is the top goalie for New Jersey with a goals against average of 2.37. He has a save percentage of .914%.
HOME AND AWAY
Vegas is 15-4-2 on the road this season. New Jersey is 12-10-2 at Prudential Center this season.
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