The Vegas Golden Knights are back tonight against the red hot Toronto Maple Leafs. The Knights, who are coming off a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, are in a little drought. That being said, it’s unfortunate they will be taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight.
The Vegas Golden Knights, who are currently in a rough patch, have a 2-3 record in their last five games played. Weirdly enough, although the Knights currently have a losing record, they are outscoring their opponents 15-12. Which shows that the Knights goaltending has been a little streaky. Unlike the Knights, the Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last five.
The Maple Leafs in their last five games are showing why they should be feared. With huge wins over some of the best teams in hockey, they are proud and ready to take on anybody and everybody. Furthermore, they are also outscoring their opponents 19-13.
Looking ahead on what tonight’s game, how much does it actually mean for the Golden Knights? Well, it actually means quite a bit.
After losing to the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, and Chicago Blackhawks, the Vegas Golden Knights will undoubtedly be looking to pick up a win tonight and make a statement to the rest of the league. That statement- we can beat anybody and everybody who tries to stop us. We are the team to fear.
Given the Vegas Golden Knights current situation with injuries, things could be difficult tonight, but if the Knights can play the way we know they can- they can definitely win this game. Every team is beatable, and the Knights have the talent it takes to do so.
So, as I always do on these articles- let’s take a look at the potential lineup we could see tonight.
Evgenii Dadonov-Chandler Stephenson-Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault-William Karlsson-Reilly Smith
Mattias Janmark-Nicolas Roy-Keegan Kolesar
William Carrier-Nolan Patrick-Michael Amadio
Nicolas Hague-Alex Pietrangelo
Shea Theodore-Zach Whitecloud
Brayden McNabb-Ben Hutton
The Vegas Golden Knights have a couple different lineup options, but if they are trying to compete with a team like the Maple Leafs, you have to put out the lineup you know can produce. That is why in this scenario, I don’t have Brett Howden getting the start along with Dylan Coghlan. You have to produce and score goals against this team, and that’s exactly what this lineup above can do.
The Vegas Golden Knights are obviously a very good team in both talent and depth. However, this is no ordinary team they are about to face. Given the Golden Knights’ last game against the Maple Leafs, I’m sure they will come out fired up and ready to get the win tonight.