Washington hosts Vegas after Wilson’s 2-goal game

Washington hosts Vegas after Wilson’s 2-goal game

The Golden Knights would begin the 3rd on the power play but couldn't score a game tying goal. Vegas was in action on the road in the nation's capital as they faced Washington Saturday night: they were beaten 2-1 in overtime by Toronto on the road Thursday night.

Much of Washington's offense has come from none other than Alex Ovechkin, who has 13 goals and sits in a tie for second in that department through 17 games this season. The teams have prevailed in all four meetings between the teams with the road team prevailing in each contest. Faceoff against the Red Wings is scheduled for 2PM.

The Washington Capitals will look to keep control of first place in the Metropolitan Division on Saturday when they host the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena.

Golden Knights: Wrap up their four-game Eastern Conference road trip Sunday at Detroit. Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha also scored for Detroit, and Tyler Bertuzzi had two assists. Vegas is tied for ninth in the league with the man advantage as they convert 21.7 percent of their power play chances this season.

Are the Golden Knights worth betting on as the +115 underdogs? If head coach Todd Reirden chooses to rest him, however, the team could turn to Ilya Samsonov (5-1-1 record, .915 save percentage, 2.38 goals against average). The Capitals scored again five minutes later. Max Pacioretty opened the scoring with his fourth of the season, unassisted, at 4:08 of the period. Nicklas Backstrom sealed it with a power-play goal and an empty-netter. Vegas leads the National Hockey League with five shorthanded goals, led by Reilly Smith with two. In a game that was all about defense and goaltending, Malcolm Subban played extremely well for Vegas as he made 35 saves on 37 Toronto shots.

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As of Saturday, Vegas is scoring 2.94 goals per game and allowing 2.82 goals per game.

However, in the last game between Vegas and Washington, it was the Golden Knights that skated away with a 5-3 win on the road. The Red Wings hope to earn back to back wins for the first time since opening the season with back to back victories.

After averaging the most shots in the league last season (34.4 per game), Vegas has attempted 34.2 shots per game overall this season, and 31.2 in its last five road games.

The Red Wings put together a surprisingly solid game and handed Boston a second straight regulation defeat on Friday night. There were 24 players on the ice who participated in that series. Fabbri scored his second of the game and third of the season on the power play at 1:30 of the period to make it 3-1. The Panthers scored the game's next three goals and took a 3-1 lead 27 seconds into the second period. Detroit got a strong performance in net from goalie Jonathan Bernier who recorded 26 saves on 28 Bruins shots.

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