Predators vs. Golden Knights Head to Head
This will be just the fourth ever meeting between the Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights. Last season, the Golden Knights got the best of the Predators winning two of the three games. Vegas outscored the Predators by a count of seven goals to four a season ago.
Predators vs. Golden Knights Stats
The Nashville Predators have incredible balance on both sides of the puck. The Predators average 3.5 goals per game
while only giving up 2.5 goals per game. Both of those numbers are top-10 in the NHL. Filip Forsberg
leads the Nashville offense with 14 points so far this season while Ryan Johansen
has racked up eleven assists.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging just 2.3 goals per game this season, which is the third-worst average in the NHL. Jonathan Marchessault has been the offensive star for Vegas this season, leading the team with six goals and eleven points. Marc-Andre Fleury has played well in net for Vegas, posting a 2.49 goals against average this season.
Predators vs. Golden Knights News
Filip Forsberg made history in the Predators’ loss to the Edmonton Oilers over the weekend. Forsberg netted his sixth career hat trick
on Saturday and notched his 10th goal of the season. He became the first player in Predators history to score at least ten goals in the team’s first eleven games. The Predators are still without goaltender Pekka Rinne
as he remains on injured reserve for an undisclosed injury.
The Golden Knights could be without Max Pacioretty in this game as he is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Earlier this week the Golden Knights announced that they have signed defenseman Nate Schmidt to a six-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. Schmidt will earn an average salary of just under $6 million.
Predators vs. Golden Knights Predictions
The Golden Knights were the story of the NHL a season ago, but they have struggled so far this year. Nashville was the top regular season team in 2017-18, and they look like they might repeat the feat this year. Vegas doesn’t have the offensive weapons needed to keep up with Nashville in this game. Bet the Nashville Predators -162 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.