Vegas Golden Knights Vs. Stars WCF Game 2: Lineups, TV, Odds, More

Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars makes the save against Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Final. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars makes the save against Reilly Smith #19 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game One of the Western Conference Final. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

It is a big one for the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the WCF.

After dropping Game 1 to the Dallas Stars on Sunday, the Vegas Golden Knights will not want to dig themselves a deeper hole tonight.

They have to be a lot better against a Stars team that looks dangerous, and Game 2 could be huge in determining the eventual outcome of this series.

The Skinny

The Golden Knights were shutout in a 1-0 loss in Game 1 in what was a tough night in more ways than one.

Vegas only generated 25 shots on goal and it was a quiet night for Stars goalie Anton Khudobin, while John Klingberg scored the only goal of the game and the game-winner.

It was the second time in three games that the Golden Knights have laid a goose egg, and their offense is slumping at the worst possible time.

There is no doubt either that the Stars are a juggernaut and they are a loaded team with good goaltending, while their forechecking will be a problem for the Knights as was the case in Game 1.

And, while this looks set to be a long series, there is no downplaying the importance of tonight’s game.

If the Stars win they take a vital 2-0 series lead and put themselves in a great position, while the Golden Knights would make it a series if they can get some revenge in Game 2.

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Projected Lineups

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Golden Knights Head Coach Peter DeBoer shocked everyone by starting Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

However, expect DeBoer to revert back to type tonight by going with Robin Lehner in what is a must-win Game 2.

Ryan Reaves will also be back in the lineup after being suspended for Game 1 in what will be a huge boost for Vegas, and Nick Cousins is expected to be a healthy scratch as a result.

Here’s the Vegas Golden Knights Projected Lineup for Game 2, per…

Max PaciorettyWilliam KarlssonMark Stone

Jonathan MarchessaultPaul StastnyReilly Smith

Chandler StephensonNicolas RoyAlex Tuch

William CarrierTomas Nosek – Ryan Reaves

Alec MartinezShea Theodore

Brayden McNabbNate Schmidt

Nick HoldenZach Whitecloud

Robin Lehner

Marc-Andre Fleury

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Anton Khudobin will get the start again for the Stars after pitching a shutout in Game 1, with Ben Bishop still rated as “Unfit To Play.”

This is the Dallas Stars Projected Lineup for Game 2, per…

Jamie BennTyler SeguinAlexander Radulov

Mattias JanmarkJoe PavelskiDenis Gurianov

Joel KivirantaRoope HintzCorey Perry

Jason DickinsonRadek FaksaBlake Comeau

Esa Lindell – John Klingberg

Jamie OleksiakMiro Heiskanen

Andrej SekeraJoel Hanley

Anton Khudobin

Jake Oettinger

Team Leaders

Vegas Golden Knights Postseason Leaders

Shea Theodore: 16 points (6 G, 10 A)

Mark Stone: 15 points (6 G, 9 A)

Reilly Smith: 13 points (4 G, 9 A)

Alex Tuch: 10 points (8 G, 2 A)

Jonathan Marchessault: 9 points (3 G, 6 A)

Dallas Stars Postseason Leaders

Miro Heiskanen: 21 points (5 G, 16 A)

Denis Gurianov: 15 points (8 G, 7 A)

Jamie Benn: 14 points (5 G, 9 A)

John Klingberg: 13 points (3 G, 10 A)

Joe Pavelski: 12 points (8 G, 4 A)

Postseason Stats

Power Play: VGK: 18.8% (10th) – DAL: 27.3% (5th)
Penalty Kill: VGK: 88.2% (5th) – DAL: 83.3% (9th)
Faceoff: VGK: 43.5% (23rd) – DAL: 50.3% (11th)
GF/GP: VGK: 3.06 (7th) – DAL: 3.18 (6th)
GA/GP: VGK: 2.25 (2nd) – DAL: 3.29 (17th)


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Another low scoring game but Robin Lehner will do his job and the Golden Knights will get just enough offense to even this series.

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Game Info

Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT

Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton


Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340