Can the Vegas Golden Knights continue to roll?
It was a long-awaited return to action for the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday who had to sit out for more than a week due to COVID-19 issues, but they showed no signs of rust in what was a pretty dominant win over the LA Kings at T-Mobile Arena. They were even without elite defenseman Alex Pietrangelo but, as we mapped out here, their depth and the performances of three of their young guns more than made up for that loss.
So, can they continue to roll today? They again host the Kings at T-Mobile Arena (3 p.m. ET) and, although Pietrangelo is likely to be unavailable again, this team is just loaded with stars and talent so they should be able to improve to 7-1-1 on the year and start making up for lost time in the West Division.
It also helps that the Golden Knights boast one of the most elite two-way forwards in the game in Mark Stone, who leads Vegas in scoring with 13 points (3 G, 10 A) in eight games, while his linemate Max Pacioretty has 10 points (6 G, 4 A) with both players in lethal form for their team so far this year.
With Robin Lehner expected to get the start between the pipes today, with the goalie 2-1-1 this season with 2.95 Goals Against Average and a .885 Save Percentage, the Vegas Golden Knights will be expected to beat the Kings for the second time in a couple of nights, and it will be fun to see the likes of Stone, Pacioretty and William Karlsson explode once again with all three huge in Friday night’s win.