Western Conference-leading Vegas plays Vancouver
Vancouver Canucks (5-9-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (13-4-0, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Golden Knights -178, Canucks +151; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks visit the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights.
Vegas is 13-4-0 overall and 5-3-1 against the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights are 10-2-0 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.
Vancouver is 3-2-0 against the Pacific Division and 5-9-3 overall. The Canucks have gone 2-3-2 in games they have more penalties than their opponent.
The teams match up Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Golden Knights won the last matchup 5-4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mark Stone has scored nine goals with nine assists for the Golden Knights. Reilly Smith has seven goals over the last 10 games.
Elias Pettersson has scored 10 goals with 14 assists for the Canucks. Bo Horvat has eight goals and four assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Canucks: 5-4-1, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Golden Knights: Brett Howden: day to day (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Shea Weber: out (ankle).
Canucks: Jack Studnicka: out (lower-body), Travis Dermott: out (concussion), Tanner Pearson: out (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).