PENGUINS (25-12-5) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (24-15-6)
10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN, SN1, ATTSN-RM, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to win their season-high fifth consecutive game when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.
Vegas rallied from down 3-0 in the first period win 5-4 in overtime against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, the first such comeback in its history, to improve to 4-0-0 on a season-long seven-game homestand.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will make his fifth consecutive start for the Golden Knights, who are 8-2-1 in their past 11 games. With 457 NHL wins, Fleury can tie New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for fifth place on the League's all-time wins list for goalies.
The Penguins, 11-3-1 in their past 15 games, are coming off a 4-1 loss against the Florida Panthers on Sunday that ended their five-game point streak (4-0-1). Goalie Tristan Jarry is expected to start.
Players to watch
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 12 games.
Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who played 13 seasons with Pittsburgh and won the Stanley Cup three times, is 3-1-0 with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage in four games against the Penguins. That includes a 29-save shutout at Pittsburgh on Oct. 19.
They said it
"You've got to give guys in this room credit. We've been battling with injuries and everything this year. I know that's not an excuse, but we've got to keep moving forward." -- Penguins forward Jared McCann
"It's always special. I think it will always be. I was there for so long and played with some of those guys for many years. I think it's always special." -- Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on playing against the Penguins
Penguins projected lineup
Dominik Kahun -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust
Dominik Simon -- Jared McCann -- Patric Hornqvist
Zach Aston-Reese -- Teddy Blueger -- Brandon Tanev
Alex Galchenyuk -- Andrew Agozzino -- Sam Lafferty
Jack Johnson -- Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson -- John Marino
Juuso Riikola -- Chad Ruhwedel
Scratched: Kevin Czuczman, Joseph Blandisi
Injured: Sidney Crosby (core muscle surgery), Nick Bjugstad (core muscle surgery), Brian Dumoulin (ankle surgery), Justin Schultz (lower body), Jake Guentzel (shoulder surgery)
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Chandler Stephenson -- Mark Stone
William Carrier -- Paul Stastny -- Alex Tuch
Tomas Nosek -- Cody Eakin -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt
Nicolas Hague -- Shea Theodore
Nick Holden -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Jon Merrill, Nicolas Roy
Injured: Cody Glass (lower body)
Crosby, who traveled with Pittsburgh for its three-game road trip, will not play. He took part in the morning skate but did not take line rushes. … Glass is week-to-week, coach Gerard Gallant said Monday. … Eakin will play after missing 17 games with an upper-body injury. He last played Nov. 29. Gallant did not confirm where he would be in the lineup. … Marchessault is a game-time decision because of a lower-body injury.
Rust has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past six games. … Stone has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in the past 13 games.