Flames face the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights
Calgary Flames (26-20-11, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (34-18-5, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Golden Knights -145, Flames +123; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights host the Calgary Flames.
Vegas is 34-18-5 overall and 7-7-2 against the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights have a +25 scoring differential, with 183 total goals scored and 158 given up.
Calgary is 26-20-11 overall with a 9-3-2 record against the Pacific Division. The Flames serve 10.2 penalty minutes per game to rank ninth in the league.
The teams meet Thursday for the second time this season. The Flames won the last matchup 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Eichel has 18 goals and 22 assists for the Golden Knights. Phil Kessel has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
Tyler Toffoli has 23 goals and 26 assists for the Flames. Mikael Backlund has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 5-2-3, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.
Flames: 4-4-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Logan Thompson: out (lower body).
Flames: Oliver Kylington: out (personal), Michael Stone: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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