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Morning Skate Report: November 13, 2019

Golden Knights celebrate Military Appreciation Knight vs. Chicago

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (9-7-3) return home to host the Chicago Blackhawks (6-7-4) on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena for Military Appreciation Knight.

Vegas is 1-0-0 against Chicago this season after claiming a 2-1 shootout win on Oct. 22 in Chicago.

Max Pacioretty has scored a goal in each of the last three games. He ranks third on the team in goals (6G) behind Reilly Smith (10G) and Mark Stone (8G).

The Golden Knights will wear specialty camouflage jerseys during warmups that will be signed and auctioned off during the game. All proceeds of the auction and 51/49 raffle that night will benefit the Folded Flag Foundation.

As part of the VGK Worldwide initiative, Golden Knights fans can donate a VGK Worldwide membership box to a deployed U.S. military member for $100 plus $20 flat rate shipping by clicking here. Membership includes a custom kit in the mail with specialty premium items showcasing an exclusive logo, as well as access to a #VGKWorldwide Facebook Group open only to members. Inside the box, fans will receive a hat, flag, t-shirt, luggage tag, aluminum water bottle, poker chip, playing cards and lapel pin. This special VGK Worldwide military promotion is set to run through the end of 2019 or as long as supplies last.


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In their final game of a four-game road trip, the Golden Knights dropped a last-minute decision to the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2. Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty scored for Vegas, but a goal from Anthony Mantha with 30 seconds remaining sealed the win for the Red Wings.

The Blackhawks and Golden Knights last met on Oct. 22 at United Center when Vegas skated away with a 2-1 win in a shootout. Nick Holden tied the game late in regulation to set the stage for Shea Theodore's shootout-winner.

- Be the 104th win in franchise history

- Give the Golden Knights two wins in two games against Chicago this year

Chicago has had a solid start to the month of November with a 3-1-2 record. After falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in a shootout on Saturday, the Blackhawks held on to top the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4, on Sunday at United Center. With 16 points and an overall mark of 6-7-4, the Blackhawks rank sixth in the Central Division.

Patrick Kane holds the team lead in scoring with 20 points (8G, 12A) through 17 games. Alex DeBrincat (13 points) and Dylan Strome (12 points) are the only other Chicago skaters with more than 10 points at this stage of the season.

Secondary Scoring: The Golden Knights have struggled to find scoring from the third and fourth lines and the blueline. The pressure to score remains on the top-two lines but boosts from elsewhere in the lineup would go a long way.

Turn The Page: There are more dark clouds than sunny days to look back at from the team's week on the road. For Vegas, resetting at home will be key for immediate and long-term success.

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