Preview: Golden Knights at Flyers
Two days after becoming the second-fastest team to record 100 NHL victories, the Vegas Golden Knights seek their third consecutive victory when they continue a three-game road trip Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Vegas posted a 3-0 triumph at Pittsburgh on Saturday in the opener of its trek as Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in blanking his former team.
Fleury pulled even with Terry Sawchuk for seventh place on the league's all-time list by posting his 445th career victory as the Golden Knights hit the century mark in just their third season of existence. They needed 173 regular-season games to hit the milestone - second only to the 1917-18 Ottawa Senators, who accomplished the feat in 165 contests. Philadelphia is looking to halt its four-game slide after dropping a 4-1 home decision to Dallas on Saturday. The Flyers have scored three or fewer goals in each contest during their skid after netting four in back-to-back victories to start the season.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, NHL Network, TVA, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Vegas), NBCS Philadelphia
ABOUT THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS (6-3-0): Max Pacioretty notched an assist against the Penguins to climb within two points of 500 for his career. The 30-year-old left wing, who is second on the team with 10 points, has landed on the scoresheet in four of his last five games and six of nine this campaign while Paul Stastny has scored all four of his goals this season over his last five contests. Jake Bischoff, a 25-year-old defenseman who was acquired from the New York Islanders in June 2017 after being drafted in the seventh round five years earlier, registered two shots, three blocks and a plus-1 rating in just over 16 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut on Saturday.
ABOUT THE FLYERS (2-3-1): Philadelphia has registered 91 shots over its last two contests, with James van Riemsdyk unleashing nine in each game to increase his season total to 32 as he seeks his first goal - and point - of 2019-20. The 30-year-old left wing, who has scored at least 27 goals in five of his last six campaigns, entered Sunday leading the NHL with an average of 5.3 shots per game. Travis Konecny leads the team with eight points, notching at least one in five of his six contests this season.
1. Golden Knights C Cody Eakin, who scored a career-high 22 goals last season but has yet to tally in 2019-20, is two shy of 100 for his career.
2. Philadelphia recalled LW Joel Farabee and C Mikhail Vorobyev from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League while loaning LW Carsen Twarynski to the Phantoms.
3. Vegas recalled C Nicolas Roy, who appeared in seven games with Carolina over the last two seasons, from Chicago of the American Hockey League.
PREDICTION: Golden Knights 4, Flyers 2