Vegas Golden Knights vs Pittsburgh Penguins – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

NHL
Vegas Golden Knights
Final
5:2
Pittsburgh Penguins
Highlights and Stats


The Vegas Golden Knights square off against Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, 11:00 PM EDT at T-Mobile Arena. The hosts of the game are with 54 points and occupy the 1st place in the standings of the Pacific Division, while the visitors have collected 44 thus far and sit 6th in the Metropolitan Division.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Pittsburgh Penguins Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-01-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights
2 0 1 3
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
0 2 2 4

The two teams last met on the ice on January 12, 2022, and the clash ended in a 4-3 win for the Penguins at home during the regular 60 minutes. Pittsburgh’s best skater was Jake Guentzel, who spent 19:23 on the ice. He sent five shots towards the opponents’ net, and one of those made it through the goalie. He also assisted on one of his team’s other goals. On the other end of the ice, Jack Eichel was the best of the Golden Knights, finishing with 1 goal and 24:20 of ice time. The Penguins’ goalie, Tristan Jarry, played at a very high level and ended the game with a 0.919 save percentage. Logan Thompson, his counterpart on the other end, was tasked with 47 shots on goal and only allowed four to go in. The Pittsburgh Penguins are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against the Vegas Golden Knights, registering four victories while losing once in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-01-202203-11-202201-17-202201-07-202010-19-2019
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights
323 3 3
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
4 5 540

Vegas Golden Knights Form

*Last 10 Vegas Golden Knights Games - 6:3:1
01-02-202312-31-202212-28-202212-27-202212-23-202212-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-2022
2:3@ Colorado Avalanche5:4vs Nashville Predators3:2@ Anaheim Ducks4:2@ Los Angeles Kings5:4vs St. Louis Blues5:2vs Arizona Coyotes2:3vs Buffalo Sabres2:5vs New York Islanders1:4@ Chicago Blackhawks5:6@ Winnipeg Jets

The Vegas Golden Knights’ most recent game was on 01/02, when they faced the Colorado Avalanche and won 2-3 away from home. Nicolas Roy proved his worth by ending the match with two points. He single-handedly scored both of his two attempts on goal. The franchise’s triumph can also be attributed to Logan Thompson, who faced 29 shots and managed to parry 27 attempts. The Vegas Golden Knights won six and lost four of their last 10 meetings, but one of those defeats came in overtime or shootouts, and the team gained an extra point. They are currently on a 2-game winning streak. Vegas has an 11-9-0 record when playing at home this season. The Golden Knights are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Kings at their arena on January 7th.

Vegas Golden Knights Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    139.00
  • Goals Against
    115.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Vegas Golden Knights Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Logan Thompson

    Games Played:28
    Saves Percentage:0.915
    Shutouts:10
  • Top Skater

    Chandler Stephenson

    Games Played:41
    Goals:11
    Assists:29

Vegas Golden Knights Missing Players

NONE

Pittsburgh Penguins Form

*Last 10 Pittsburgh Penguins Games - 4:4:2
01-02-202312-30-202212-28-202212-27-202212-22-202212-20-202212-18-202212-15-202212-12-202212-10-2022
2:1@ Boston Bruins2:4vs New Jersey Devils4:5vs Detroit Red Wings5:1@ New York Islanders3:4vs Carolina Hurricanes3:2vs New York Rangers3:2@ Carolina Hurricanes2:4@ Florida Panthers2:1vs Dallas Stars3:1vs Buffalo Sabres

The Penguins’ most recent meeting was against the Boston Bruins on 01/02, when they were defeated 2-1 on enemy ice. Kasperi Kapanen was the best player on the Pittsburgh roster, finishing with one point. During his 7:21 on the ice, he managed to score one of his two shots on goal. The goalie Casey DeSmith was a key figure for the team, as he ended the clash with a 0.905 save percentage. The Penguins are 4-4-2 in their last ten games and are currently on a 2-game losing streak. When visiting, they are 9-8-2 throughout the campaign. Pittsburgh will be on the ice again on Sunday, January 8th, when the Penguins are scheduled to play against the Arizona Coyotes at their opponents’ arena.

Pittsburgh Penguins Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    124.00
  • Goals Against
    116.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Pittsburgh Penguins Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Tristan Jarry

    Games Played:25
    Saves Percentage:0.918
    Shutouts:2
  • Top Skater

    Sidney Crosby

    Games Played:38
    Goals:20
    Assists:25

Pittsburgh Penguins Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights
3 1 1 5
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
0 0 2 2
Vegas Golden KnightsPittsburgh Penguins
  • Score

    5
    2
  • PP Opportunities

    1
    3
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Vegas Golden KnightsvsPittsburgh Penguins
  • 1`01:52
    Phil KesselPaul Cotter, William Karlsson
    1-0
  • 1`05:17
    Jack EichelNicolas Roy, Reilly Smith
    2-0
  • 1`10:39
    -
    Jake Guentzel2 minutes for Slashing Nicolas Roy
  • 1`11:20
    Chandler StephensonMark Stone, Jack Eichel
    3-0
  • 2`10:23
    Phil Kessel2 minutes for Tripping Brian Dumoulin
    -
  • 2`19:49
    Mark StoneBrayden McNabb, Jack Eichel
    4-0
  • 3`04:04
    4-1
    Ty SmithJake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby
  • 3`07:49
    Jack Eichel2 minutes for High Sticking Bryan Rust