Lightning take on the Golden Knights after Killorn's 2-goal performance
Wed, Mar 8, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Vegas Golden Knights (38-19-6, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (38-21-5, third in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Vegas Golden Knights after Alex Killorn scored two goals in the Lightning's 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Tampa Bay has a 23-5-4 record in home games and a 38-21-5 record overall. The Lightning have allowed 196 goals while scoring 223 for a +27 scoring differential.
Vegas has a 17-7-5 record on the road and a 38-19-6 record overall. The Golden Knights have a 14-7-0 record in games they score at least one power-play goal.
The teams meet Thursday for the second time this season. The Golden Knights won 5-4 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has scored 26 goals with 64 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
Jonathan Marchessault has 19 goals and 23 assists for the Golden Knights. Jack Eichel has six goals and five assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 3-5-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game.
Golden Knights: 6-2-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Lightning: Victor Hedman: day to day (undisclosed).
Golden Knights: William Carrier: out (lower-body), Laurent Brossoit: out (lower body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Logan Thompson: out (lower body), Nicolas Roy: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.