Vegas Golden Knights face St. Louis Blues in 2nd round robin match

The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a come from behind win over the Dallas Stars in their first game of round-robin play.

The Vegas Golden Knights will face off against the defending Stanley Cup champions in the St Louis Blues on Thursday night. The St. Louis Blues are still looking for their first win of the round-robin after losing to the Colorado Avalanche in their first match.

Max Pacioretty is still out with injury and won’t be in the lineup, The Golden Knights came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 in their first game. Mark Stone, Nate Schmidt, and William Karlsson provided the offense for the Knights in the win.

St. Louis lost a heartbreaking match to the Colorado Avalanche when Nazem Kadari scored the game-winning goal with 0.1 seconds on the clock to give his team the 2-1 lead. Before the pause, the Blues were at the top of the Western Conference standings but now are in danger of losing their number one seed.

Good news on the Blues is that Vladimir Tarasenko is back after getting injured early in the season and that is going to help a team that needs the offense and the goals. The Vegas Golden Knights and the St.Louis Blues played each other three times during the regular season and Vegas finished with a 2-1 record.

The Blues beat the Knights on home ice in their first meeting back on December 12th 4-2, On January 4th the Knights came back from a 3 goal deficit to win in overtime 5-4, and the final match being played on home ice the Knights pulled off another impressive 6-5 win in overtime once again.

No starting goaltender has been confirmed as of yet but look to Marc Andre Fleury to get the start since Robin Lehner played the first game. With a win, Vegas can tie the Colorado Avalanche with 4 points and 2 wins to be tied atop the group.

The game can be seen Sportsnet 360 in Canada, NHL Network, NHL.TV, FS-MW, and ATT-RM in the Las Vegas area. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST.

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