Vegas takes on Florida on 5-game skid

March 16, 2022 GMT

Florida Panthers (41-13-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (32-26-4, fourth in the Pacific)

Las Vegas; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Vegas is looking to end its five-game skid with a victory against Florida.

The Golden Knights are 16-13-3 at home. Vegas ranks 25th in the NHL with 34.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.1 goals.

The Panthers are 15-7-6 in road games. Florida averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. Radko Gudas leads the team serving 79 total minutes.

In their last matchup on Jan. 27, Florida won 4-1. Sam Bennett recorded a team-high 2 points for the Panthers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Marchessault has 47 total points for the Golden Knights, 25 goals and 22 assists. Jack Eichel has four goals over the last 10 games for Vegas.

Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 65 total assists and has 84 points. Sam Reinhart has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Florida.


LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 3-7-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .879 save percentage.

Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

INJURIES: Golden Knights: Ben Hutton: out (covid-19), Reilly Smith: day to day (undisclosed).

Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Anton Lundell: day to day (lower body), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.