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Golden Knights at Senators preview

Vegas continues road trip, looks to end three-game losing streak

by Chris Stevenson / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (8-4-0) at SENATORS (6-2-5)

2 p.m. ET; TVA Sports 2, TSN5, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV 

 

The Game 

The Vegas Golden Knights will try and end a three-game losing streak when they visit the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

Maxime Lagace is expected to get his third straight start in goal for Vegas, which has lost the first three games of a six-game road trip, including a 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday. 

Craig Anderson will start in goal for the Senators, who are 3-2-4 at home. Ottawa had lost two straight before a 3-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

 
Players to watch

Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past seven games.

Senators captain Erik Karlsson has six assists in a four-game point streak. He has 12 assists in eight games this season.

 

They said it

"It's going to have to be as simple as you can get it, really. A road game, we played better (Thursday), if we play the same way we should be able to create a lot offense, even against a good defense." -- Golden Knights forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

"It's very simple. They are a meat-and-potatoes team that is absolutely relentless. That's it, that's how they get their success, and I'll say that about a very few teams in the League." -- Senators coach Guy Boucher on the Golden Knights

 

Golden Knights projected lineup

Reilly Smith -- Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson

James Neal -- Erik Haula -- David Perron

Oscar Lindberg -- Cody Eakin -- Alex Tuch

Tomas Nosek -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- William Carrier

Luca Sbisa -- Nate Schmidt

Deryk Engelland -- Brayden McNabb

Colin Miller -- Brad Hunt

Maxime Lagace

Dylan Ferguson

Scratched: Jon Merrill, Brendan Leipsic, Shea Theodore

Injured: Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion), Malcolm Subban (lower body), Oscar Dansk (lower body), Clayton Stoner (lower body)

 

Senators projected lineup

Zack Smith -- Kyle Turris -- Ryan Dzingel

Tom Pyatt -- Derick Brassard -- Mark Stone

Mike Hoffman -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Christopher DiDomenico

Alexandre Burrows -- Nate Thompson -- Jack Rodewald

Johnny Oduya -- Erik Karlsson

Dion Phaneuf -- Cody Ceci

Fredrik Claesson -- Chris Wideman

Craig Anderson

Mike Condon

Scratched: None

Injured: Mark Borowiecki (illness), Bobby Ryan (fractured finger)

 

Status report

Theodore could be a scratch for the second straight game. He made his season debut and played 16:06 in a 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday. ... Borowiecki will miss his third game.

 

Stat pack

Smith has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past six games. … Stone has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past six games.

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