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Morning Skate Report: October 8, 2019

Golden Knights take on defending Eastern Conference Champions

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights will face their first Eastern Conference opponent of the season as they host the Boston Bruins on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena. Fans can catch the action on AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340 and ESPN Deportes 1460.

Vegas has skated to a 2-0-0 start for the second time in franchise history.

Tuesday's game is the Golden Knights' first contest against an Eastern Conference opponent of the season.

The Bruins are defending Eastern Conference Champions after reaching the Stanley Cup Final last season. Vegas is 2-2-0 against all-time against reigning Prince of Wales Trophy winners during the regular season.

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: FOX Sports 98.9/1340 | ESPN Deportes 1460

The Golden Knights are hosting PRIDE Night in conjunction with the NHL's You Can Play initiative. Rainbow Golden Knights t-shirts will be sold outside sections 10 and 11 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.

In the back half of a season-opening home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks, the Golden Knights picked up a convincing 5-1-win Friday night at SAP Center. Tomas Nosek led the way with three points (2G, 1A) while Mark Stone posted two assists. William Carrier, Jonathan Marchessault and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves for Vegas as he earned the win in his 800th NHL appearance.

- Be the 97th win in franchise history

- Mark Vegas' second 3-0-0 start in three seasons

Keep Chugging Along: Vegas' 2-0 start against the rival Sharks is the best way they could have started the year. The Golden Knights will look to keep up that momentum as they return home to face Boston.

More Than Just One Line: Boston's top line of Bergeron, Marchand and Pastrnak is leaned on heavily for scoring punch and defensive prowess, but teams often get caught up worrying too much about just that unit. The Golden Knights will have to treat all four Bruins' lines like that top line to ensure consistent defensive effort.

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