Paradise, Nevada; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights after losing five games in a row.
Vegas has a 26-12-2 record overall and an 11-9-0 record in home games. The Golden Knights rank fifth in league play with 131 total goals (averaging 3.3 per game).
Pittsburgh has a 9-8-2 record in road games and a 19-12-6 record overall. The Penguins have allowed 111 goals while scoring 121 for a +10 scoring differential.
The matchup Thursday is the second time these teams meet this season. The Penguins won 4-3 in the previous meeting.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, three penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Penguins: 4-4-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Brett Howden: out (lower-body), Alec Martinez: out (undisclosed), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Zach Whitecloud: out (undisclosed), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Paul Cotter: out (upper body), Shea Weber: out (ankle), Jack Eichel: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press