Vegas Golden Knights Vs. Stars WCF Game 4: Lineups, TV, Odds, More

Everything is on the line for the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4.

After losing in Overtime in Game 3, the Vegas Golden Knights now trail the Dallas Stars 2-1 in the Western Conference.

As such, they can’t afford to lose tonight and then face a win-or-go home scenario in Game 5 on Monday.

The Skinny

As already stated, Game 4 is gigantic for the Golden Knights.

While teams have come back from a 3-1 series deficit to advance, the Knights don’t want to go into Game 5 facing elimination with the Stars sniffing the Stanley Cup Final.

So tonight’s contest is going to be crucial for the Golden Knights and they are going to have to iron out a few kinks in order to succeed.

Just five goals in three games isn’t good enough, especially with the firepower that Vegas has at its disposal.

The power play needs to be better too and, as we saw in Game 3, the Golden Knights need to do a better job of dealing with Dallas’ gameplan.

Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars tends net against Paul Stastny #26 of the Vegas Golden Knights

Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars tends net against Paul Stastny #26 of the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Final. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Stars clog the slot, allow their opponent to get a shot off and then hit them with a sucker-punch on a breakaway or an odd-man rush.

They scored all three of their goals in Game 3 on an odd-man rush or a breakaway, and that can’t happen again.

The Golden Knights need to find ways of getting pucks through traffic and on net, and they need to generate more second chances.

And it has to start tonight.

Dallas will be the home team and will get the last change.

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Projected Lineups

Vegas Golden Knights 1-2-0

Robin Lehner should get his third straight start in Game 4, while Tomas Nosek is Unfit To Play after a collision early in Game 3.

Nick Cousins is expected to take Nosek’s spot in the lineup.

Here’s the Vegas Golden Knights Projected Lineup for Game 4, per nhl.com…

Jonathan MarchessaultWilliam KarlssonReilly Smith

Max PaciorettyPaul StastnyMark Stone

Alex TuchChandler StephensonNicolas Roy

William Carrier – Nick Cousins – Ryan Reaves

Alec MartinezShea Theodore

Brayden McNabbNate Schmidt

Nick HoldenZach Whitecloud

Robin Lehner

Marc-Andre Fleury

Dallas Stars 2-1-0

Anton Khudobin will get the start between the pipes yet again for the Dallas Stars with Ben Bishop still Unfit To Play.

The Stars have been dealt a blow prior to Game 4 with bottom-six grinder Radek Faksa Unfit To Play with a hand injury.

Faksa plays in all situations for the Stars and is the real engine of this team, so his absence could play into the hands of the Golden Knights.

Here is the Dallas Stars Projected Lineup for Game 4, per nhl.com…

Jamie BennTyler SeguinAlexander Radulov

Mattias JanmarkJoe PavelskiDenis Gurianov

Joel KivirantaRoope HintzCorey Perry

Andrew CoglianoJason DickinsonBlake Comeau

Esa LindellJohn Klingberg

Jamie OleksiakMiro Heiskanen

Andrej SekeraJoel Hanley

Anton Khudobin

Jake Oettinger

Team Leaders

Vegas Golden Knights Postseason Leaders

Shea Theodore: 18 points (7 G, 11 A)

Mark Stone: 17 points (7G, 10 A)

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

Alex Tuch: 11 points (8 G, 3 A)

William Karlsson: 10 points (4 G, 6 A)

Dallas Stars Postseason Leaders

Miro Heiskanen: 22 points (5 G, 17 A)

Jamie Benn: 16 points (6 G, 10 A)

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

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

Joe Pavelski: 13 points (8 G, 5 A)

Postseason Stats

Power Play: VGK: 19.0% (10th) – DAL: 25.9% (5th)
Penalty Kill: VGK: 88.9% (5th) – DAL: 82.9% (11th)
Faceoff: VGK: 44.7% (23rd) – DAL: 49.8% (13th)
GF/GP: VGK: 3.00 (6th) – DAL: 3.00 (7th)
GA/GP: VGK: 2.17 (2nd) – DAL: 3.21 (16th)

Prediction

Final
Vegas Golden Knights
5
Dallas Stars
1

Call me mad but I’m going to stick my neck on the line here.

The Golden Knights have dominated puck possession and a number of metrics in this series so far, but they just can’t light the lamp.

I predict that something will click in Game 4 and, if the Golden Knights can get traffic to the net, the pucks will fly in.

Let’s hope I’m right.

Next: Sights and Sounds from Game 3 loss

Game Info

Puck Drop: 5:00 p.m. PT

Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton

TV: NBCSN

Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340

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