Golden Knights play the Blackhawks following Marchessault’s 2-goal showing


Vegas Golden Knights (34-18-4, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (18-32-5, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Chicago Blackhawks after Jonathan Marchessault’s two-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Golden Knights’ 5-4 win.

Chicago is 18-32-5 overall and 11-16-3 at home. The Blackhawks have a -63 scoring differential, with 136 total goals scored and 199 conceded.

Vegas has a 17-5-4 record on the road and a 34-18-4 record overall. The Golden Knights have a +25 scoring differential, with 181 total goals scored and 156 allowed.

Tuesday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Golden Knights won the last matchup 1-0. Marchessault scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Max Domi has 15 goals and 27 assists for the Blackhawks. Jake McCabe has six assists over the past 10 games.

Reilly Smith has 19 goals and 19 assists for the Golden Knights. Chandler Stephenson has one goal and seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Golden Knights: 6-2-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Jujhar Khaira: out (back), MacKenzie Entwistle: day to day (undisclosed), Jonathan Toews: out (illness), Alex Stalock: out (concussion), Jarred Tinordi: out (knee).

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Logan Thompson: out (lower body), Shea Weber: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.