Arizona Coyotes (1-0-1, third in the West Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (2-0-0, first in the West Division) Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes visit Vegas after the Golden Knights defeated Anaheim 2-1 in overtime. Vegas finished 39-24-8 overall and 15-6-2 in division games in the 2019-20 season. The Golden Knights averaged 3.2 goals and 5.0 assists per game last season. Arizona finished 33-29-8 overall and 11-8-4 in division play in the 2019-20 season. The Coyotes scored 190 total goals last season averaging 2.7 per game. The teams face off Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Golden Knights: None listed. Coyotes: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Max Pacioretty scored seven seconds into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights completed a sweep of their season-opening two-game series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Pacioretty's one-timer from the bottom of the right circle into the top right corner came at the end of a two-on-one break with Mark Stone, who scooped up a loose puck on the opening faceoff of overtime and then broke into the Anaheim zone.
Phil Kessel's first season in the desert did not go as planned. Expected to give Arizona a huge scoring boost, he instead struggled with injuries and his production suffered. It's just two games into the season, but it seems Phil the Thrill is back.