3. Mar. 15, @ Colorado Avalanche
The Vegas Golden Knights will finish this current five-game road trip against the surging Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
After slaying the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Sunday, the Avs are keeping pace with the St. Louis Blues in the Central despite being banged up.
They are missing a number of key pieces, including center Nazem Kadri, but the Avalanche are still finding ways to win.
It helps when you have a superstar on the roster in Nathan MacKinnon who, after recording three points (one goal, two assists) against the Sharks, became the first player in franchise history to register three consecutive 90-point seasons.
The Avalanche also boast stud rookie in Cale Makar who has racked up 47 points (12 goals, 35 assists) in his first year in the National Hockey League.
In other words, they are a loaded team and they will get even better once everyone is healthy, which is bad news for the rest of the league.
And, the Golden Knights have not had a lot of fun when going up against the Colorado Avalanche this season.
They were hammered 6-1 by the Avs on Oct. 25, before allowing seven goals on home ice on Dec. 23, so not great Bob, not great.
You could argue that the Golden Knights are therefore due some happiness against Colorado, but it won’t be easy against one of the best teams in the NHL.