Nashville Predators (20-11-2, second in Central) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (22-12-1, first in Pacific)
Paradise, Nevada; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators visit Vegas after Mattias Janmark scored two goals in the Golden Knights’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets.
The Golden Knights are 14-6-1 against opponents in the conference. Vegas is third in the Western Conference with an average of 3.5 goals per game, led by Jonathan Marchessault with 16.
The Predators are 7-2-1 against opponents from Central. Nashville is seventh in the Western Conference with an average of 3.0 goals per game, led by Filip Forsberg with 15.
When they last met on November 24, Vegas won 5-2. Mark Stone recorded a team record of 2 points for the Golden Knights.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Chandler Stephenson leads the Golden Knights with 34 points, scoring 10 goals and having 24 assists. Max Pacioretty has scored five goals in the last 10 games for Vegas.
Roman Josi totaled 30 points while scoring 11 goals and totaling 19 assists for the Predators. Tanner Jeannot has five goals and five assists in the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a percentage of stops of 0.885.
Predators: 8-1-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.7 assists, five penalties and 14 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a save percentage of .919.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Brett Howden: absent (health protocols), Max Pacioretty: absent (wrist), Robin Lehner: daily (lower body), Alex Pietrangelo: absent (health protocols), Mark Stone: daily (undisclosed ), Evgenii Dadonov: released (health protocol).
Predators: Thomas Novak: released (health protocol), Dante Fabbro: released (health protocol).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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