Golden Knights host the Canadiens after shootout victory
Montreal Canadiens (26-31-4, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (36-19-6, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights host the Montreal Canadiens after the Golden Knights beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in a shootout.
Vegas has a 36-19-6 record overall and a 20-13-1 record on its home ice. The Golden Knights are 14-6-0 in games they convert at least one power play.
Montreal is 12-17-3 on the road and 26-31-4 overall. The Canadiens are third in the league serving 12.1 penalty minutes per game.
The teams meet Sunday for the second time this season. The Golden Knights won the last matchup 6-4. Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Eichel has 22 goals and 23 assists for the Golden Knights. Marchessault has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games.
Cole Caufield has 26 goals and 10 assists for the Canadiens. Jonathan Drouin has one goal and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 7-1-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.
Canadiens: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Laurent Brossoit: out (lower body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Logan Thompson: out (lower body), Nicolas Roy: day to day (lower body).
Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Kirby Dach: out (lower body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Chris Wideman: out (upper body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Justin Barron: day to day (upper body), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: out (illness), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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