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Morning Skate Report: October 21, 2019

Golden Knights continue road trip in Philadelphia

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

The Vegas Golden Knights continue their three-game road trip as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at 4 p.m. PT at Wells Fargo Center.

NOTES
Monday's game is the first of two matchups between Vegas and Philadelphia this season. The teams split their two-game seasons series last year.

Gerard Gallant said there's a "good chance" that Oscar Dansk will start in goal for Vegas on Monday.

The Golden Knights recalled forward Nicolas Roy from the Chicago Wolves on Sunday morning.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340

FROM THE ROOM

Video: Pregame 10/21 - Carrier Video: Pregame 10/21 - Glass

Video: Pregame 10/21 - Merrill Video: Pregame 10/21 - Gallant

LAST TIME OUT
Marc-Andre Fleury pitched a shutout against his former team Saturday night as the Golden Knights blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0, at PPG Paints Arena. Fleury made 29-saves for the win including a handful of 10-bell saves that kept the team that drafted him first overall in 2003 from scoring. Paul Stastny scored in the second period for Vegas before William Karlsson and Mark Stone added empty-net goals.

A VEGAS VICTORY WOULD...
- Mark the 101st victory in franchise history

- Give the Golden Knights a 3-1-0 record against Eastern Conference teams this season

VGK SCORING LEADERS
Stone ranks first on the team and fifth in the NHL in scoring with 12 points (6G, 6A) through nine games. Reilly Smith has also scored six goals to share the team lead in that category with Stone. Max Pacioretty (2G, 8A) and William Karlsson (1G, 7A) have found success setting up teammates early in the season.

OPPOSITION UPDATE
After winning their first two games of the season, the Flyers have dropped four straight games heading into Monday's action. On Saturday night, Sean Couturier scored in the opening minute of the first period for Philadelphia, but his was the team's only goal as the Dallas Stars took home a 4-1 victory.

Travis Konecny paces the Flyers in scoring with eight points (3G, 5A) while captain Claude Giroux has had a slow start with just four assists in six games.

KEYS TO THE GAME
Support Your Goalie: If Dansk starts for Vegas, it will be his first NHL game in over a year. The Golden Knights will want to do everything they can to make the night as easy as possible for their goaltender.

Trending In Opposite Directions: Vegas has won four of its last five games while Philadelphia has dropped four in a row. The Golden Knights will want to keep their own success going and continue the Flyers' early-season woes.

 

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