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Dansk gets first start with Vegas; Farabee to make NHL debut with Philadelphia

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (6-3-0) at FLYERS (2-3-1)



The Game

Joel Farabee will make his NHL debut as the Philadelphia Flyers try to end a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) when they play the Vegas Golden Knights at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

Farabee, the No. 14 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Sunday. The forward had three goals in four AHL games.

Goalie Oscar Dansk will make his first start of the season for the Golden Knights, who have won four of their past five games (4-1-0) and play the first game of a back to back Monday. They play the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday.


Players to watch

Golden Knights forward Mark Stone has six points (four goals, two assists) during a five-game point streak.

Flyers forward Sean Couturier has three points (one goal, two assists) during a three-game point streak.


They said it

"They outshot Dallas last game 39-16 (in a 4-1 loss), you watch that game back and they should have gotten better results. Hopefully they'll start scoring after we leave. Hopefully not tonight." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant, on playing the Flyers

"Definitely feel a lot more comfortable. Stick handling in tight, stuff like that, I feel more comfortable with. I'm not afraid to try certain plays now, I've got more confidence. I think going down there definitely helped a lot. I'm sure it'll help me tonight." -- Flyers forward Joel Farabee, who will make his NHL debut after four games in the American Hockey League


Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone

Brandon Pirri -- Cody Eakin -- Cody Glass

William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabb -- Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill -- Nick Holden

Jake Bischoff -- Deryk Engelland

Oscar Dansk

Marc-Andre Fleury

Scratched: Nicolas Roy, Nicolas Hague

Injured: Nate Schmidt (lower body), Alex Tuch (upper body), Zach Whitecloud (upper body), Malcolm Subban (lower body)

Suspended: Valentin Zykov


Flyers projected lineup

James van Riemsdyk -- Claude Giroux -- Jakub Voracek

Oskar Lindblom -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

Scott Laughton -- Kevin Hayes -- Joel Farabee

Michael Raffl -- Mikhail Vorobyev -- Chris Stewart

Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen

Travis Sanheim -- Justin Braun 

Robert Hagg -- Shayne Gostisbehere

Brian Elliott

Carter Hart

Scratched: Samuel Morin, Tyler Pitlick

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder)


Status report

Roy was recalled from Chicago of the AHL on Sunday. ... Vorobyev was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the AHL on Sunday and forward Carsen Twarynski was assigned to the AHL.


Stat pack

Pacioretty has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past five games and is two points from 500 in the NHL. ... Giroux, who has three assists in his past two games, has not scored a goal in six games this season.

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