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Morning Skate Report: December 15, 2019

Golden Knights and Canucks square off for first time this year

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (17-13-5) seek their second win in a row as they host the Vancouver Canucks (16-12-4) on Sunday at 5 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. 

Sunday's game is the 100th regular season home game in franchise history.

Vegas and Vancouver are playing for the first time in 2019-20 on Sunday.

TV: AT&T SportsNet
Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340 | Deportes Vegas 1460

The Golden Knights picked up a 3-2 win in overtime against the Dallas Stars on Friday night at American Airlines Center. William Karlsson and Chandler Stephenson scored during regulation to set the stage for Max Pacioretty's game-winning goal at 51 seconds of overtime. Malcolm Subban stopped 28 shots for the win.


  • Mark the 112th win in franchise history
  • Give the Golden Knights a five-game win streak against Vancouver dating back to Feb. 1, 2018

Vancouver has stayed relevant in the Pacific Division this season and holds fifth place with 36 points in 32 games. The Canucks enter the second half of a back-to-back Sunday after falling to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night, 4-2

Forward Elias Pettersson has clicked at a point-per-game pace with 34 points (13G, 21A) in 33 games. J.T. Miller (31 points) and Brock Boeser (30 points) round out the Canucks' top scoring line. Rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes has piled up 25 points (2G, 23A) from the Vancouver blueline.

Killer Instinct: In their last home game, the Golden Knights flexed their offensive muscles in a 5-1 win against Chicago. Being hard to play against at home is Vegas' strong suit and they'll look to be in that mindset Sunday.

Feed the Beast: Pacioretty has been on fire in the last week with a goal in each of the team's last three games. He's shown no signs of slowing down that pace and will be a dangerous man Sunday against the Canucks.

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