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Morning Skate Report: December 13, 2019

Vegas finishes back-to-back in Dallas

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights (16-13-5) finish a back-to-back against the Dallas Stars (18-11-3) on Friday at 5 p.m. PT at American Airlines Center.

NOTES
The Golden Knights visit the Stars for the final time this season on Friday. Dallas won their only prior meeting, 4-2, on Nov. 25.

CARSON CITY WATCH PARTY
Fans in Carson City are invited to the official watch party in the Nevada Room at the Governor's Mansion. Full details on the event can be found here.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340

LAST TIME OUT
The Golden Knights used goals from Max Pacioretty and William Carrier to take a 2-1 lead in the first period Thursday night in St. Louis, but the Blues battled back and claimed a 4-2 win on home ice.

A VEGAS VICTORY WOULD…

  • Be the 111th win in franchise history
  • Level the season series with Dallas at 1-1-0

SEASON SERIES
Alexander Radulov (2G, 1A) powered the Stars to a 4-2 win against the Golden Knights on Nov. 25 at American Airlines Center. Shea Theodore and Paul Stastny recorded the only Vegas goals in that game while Malcolm Subban made 24 saves on 28 shots.

OPPOSITION UPDATE
The Stars are 1-0-0 under interim head coach Rick Bowness and currently rank fourth in the Central Division with 39 points. They've won three games in a row overall.

Tyler Seguin's 23 points (6G, 17A) are the most of any Star through 32 games this season. Defenseman Miro Heiskanen (21 points) is the only other Dallas skater with more than 20 points while Roope Hintz paces the club in goals with 11.

KEYS TO THE GAME
Bounce Back: The best part about back-to-back games is the ability to rebound quickly after a loss. The Golden Knights will need to put the St. Louis game behind them before Friday's puck drop.

Strong Middle Period: Gerard Gallant said Vegas played really well in the first period and again in the third period Thursday night, but the second period was what cost the Golden Knights the game. Locking it down during the second 20 minutes will help Vegas in the long haul.

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