Vegas Golden Knights (13-4-0, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (6-7-3, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Pittsburgh Penguins after the Golden Knights took down the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in a shootout.
Pittsburgh is 6-7-3 overall and 4-3-2 in home games. The Penguins have gone 10-2-2 when scoring at least three goals.
Vegas has a 10-1-1 record in road games and a 13-4-0 record overall. The Golden Knights have gone 14-0-1 in games they score at least three goals.
The teams match up Thursday for the third time this season. The Penguins won the last matchup 5-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and 12 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has six goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.
Mark Stone has scored nine goals with nine assists for the Golden Knights. Jack Eichel has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Penguins: None listed.
Golden Knights: Brett Howden: day to day (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Alex Pietrangelo: day to day (personal), Shea Weber: out (ankle).
The Associated Press