Paradise, Nevada; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers take on the top-ranked team in the Pacific Division, the Vegas Golden Knights.
Vegas has a 7-6-0 record in home games and a 19-7-1 record overall. The Golden Knights have gone 11-3-0 in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.
Philadelphia is 9-13-5 overall and 3-5-4 on the road. The Flyers are second in league play with 126 total penalties (averaging 4.7 per game).
The teams meet Friday for the third time this season. The Flyers won 2-1 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Pietrangelo has three goals and 18 assists for the Golden Knights. Jonathan Marchessault has scored four goals and added three assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Flyers: 2-6-2, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 4.8 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Brett Howden: out (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Alex Pietrangelo: out (personal), Jack Eichel: day to day (lower-body), Shea Weber: out (ankle).
The Associated Press