Vegas visits Nashville after Dorofeyev’s 2-goal game

Vegas Golden Knights (48-22-7, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Nashville Predators (38-29-8, fifth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Golden Knights -129, Predators +108; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Nashville Predators after Pavel Dorofeyev’s two-goal game against the Minnesota Wild in the Golden Knights’ 4-3 shootout win.

Nashville has gone 19-14-4 in home games and 38-29-8 overall. The Predators rank 10th in NHL play serving 10.0 penalty minutes per game.

Vegas has a 25-7-6 record on the road and a 48-22-7 record overall. The Golden Knights have a 20-8-4 record in games decided by a goal.

Tuesday’s game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Golden Knights won 5-4 in overtime in the previous meeting. Dorofeyev led the Golden Knights with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene has 22 goals and 34 assists for the Predators. Thomas Novak has two goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

Chandler Stephenson has 14 goals and 45 assists for the Golden Knights. Dorofeyev has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 4-5-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Golden Knights: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Juuso Parssinen: out (upper body), Filip Forsberg: out (upper-body), Matt Duchene: out (hand), Roman Josi: day to day (undisclosed), Alexandre Carrier: out (upper body), Jeremy Lauzon: day to day (upper body), Ryan Johansen: out (leg).

Golden Knights: William Carrier: out (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out for season (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Reilly Smith: day to day (undisclosed), Mark Stone: out (back), Adin Hill: out (lower body), Shea Theodore: day to day (undisclosed), Logan Thompson: day to day (undisclosed).


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


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