GOLDEN KNIGHTS (19-13-6) at SHARKS (16-19-2)
10 p.m. ET; SN, SN360, NBCSCA, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV
The Vegas Golden Knights look to extend their point streak to five games when they play the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Sunday.
The Golden Knights are tied for first in the Pacific Division with the Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes. They're 3-0-1 in their past four and 8-2-2 in their past 12.
Malcolm Subban will make his first start in four games for Vegas. Subban made 30 saves in his last appearance, a 3-2 overtime win against the Dallas Stars on Dec. 13.
The Sharks have lost two straight and are 1-7-1 in their past nine games. They are 1-3-0 since Bob Boughner replacer Peter DeBoer as coach on Dec. 11. Aaron Dell will start in goal for San Jose.
Players to watch
Golden Knights forward Mark Stone has a six-game point streak (two goals, eight assists) including four goals and six assists in a four-game multipoint streak.
Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has a five-game point streak (four goals, two assists).
They said it
"We've played them well, they've played us well. It's going to be a battle like it always is. Things change. They're not where they want to be. It's going to be a good game." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant.
"We talk every day how important every point is, how important every game is. We can't have anyone take a night off. We have to have 20 on board. For the most part we're getting good compete, we're getting good effort but there's still one or two guys missing each night." -- Sharks coach Bob Boughner.
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Chandler Stephenson -- Mark Stone
Valentin Zykov -- Paul Stastny -- Alex Tuch
William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt
Nicolas Hague -- Shea Theodore
Jon Merrill -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Nick Holden
Injured: Cody Eakin (head), Cody Glass (head)
Sharks projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Logan Couture -- Patrick Marleau
Tomas Hertl -- Joe Thornton -- Kevin Labanc
Marcus Sorensen -- Barclay Goodrow -- Timo Meier
Melker Karlsson -- Joel Kellman -- Stefan Noesen
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Erik Karlsson
Brenden Dillon -- Brent Burns
Jacob Middleton -- Tim Heed
Scratched: Noah Gregor, Antti Suomela
Injured: Dalton Prout (upper body), Radim Simek (knee), Mario Ferraro (upper body)
The Sharks did not hold a morning skate. … Merrill will play for the first time in three games. … Eakin and Glass are day to day. Glass skated for the second straight day. Eakin worked out off-ice.
Pacioretty has a six-game point streak (five goals, five assists). … Tuch needs one point for 100 career points. … Thornton needs two assists to tie Adam Oates (1,079) for seventh place on the NHL all-time list. … Theodore has a four-game point streak (one goal, six assists).