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NHL Preview: Vegas Golden Knights (39-20-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (43-12-8)


Golden Knights 2022-23 Record: 39-20-6, 84 points (21-13-1 at Home, 18-7-5 on Road)

Mar. 11 at Carolina Hurricanes AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
Mar. 12 at St. Louis Blues AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
Mar. 14 at Philadelphia Flyers AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
Mar. 16 vs. Calgary Flames AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
Mar. 19 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM

March 9 – Vegas Golden Knights 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 OT
Alec Martinez scored at 3:09 of overtime to lift the Vegas Golden Knights (39-20-6) to a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning (38-21-6) on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. Vegas wasted little time getting on the board as Teddy Blueger set up Keegan Kolesar for the first goal of the game just 27 seconds in. Four minutes later, Brayden Point scored his 40th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. After a scoreless middle frame, William Karlsson potted a shorthanded goal to give Vegas a 2-1 lead early in the third period. Chandler Stephenson added to the advantage as he deflected a Shea Theodore shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy for a power-play goal. Nikita Kucherov scored with 2:07 to go and Point scored with less than 30 seconds to play to get the game to overtime. Three minutes into the extra session, Jack Eichel fired a shot that leaked through Vasilevskiy and Martinez knocked the loose puck home to lift Vegas to the 4-3 overtime victory.


  • Kolesar’s goal is his seventh of the season, tying his career-high
  • Blueger’s assist gives him his second point as a Golden Knight and second in three games (0-2—2)
  • Jack Eichel extends his point streak to five games with an assist on Martinez’s goal
  • Jonathan Quick stops 34 shots for his second consecutive win as a Golden Knight, posting a .919 save percentage
  • Theodore’s assist gives him 14 points (4-10—14) in his last 14 games
  • Vegas’ win over Tampa Bay is their sixth regular season series sweep of the year

Extra Innings
The Golden Knights accomplished their seventh overtime victory this season against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Vegas trails only New Jersey for the most overtime victories this season (10). Alec Martinez’s goal in extra time was the defenseman’s first overtime winner as a Golden Knight.

Against the Hurricanes
The contest between the Golden Knights and the Hurricanes on Saturday is the second and final this season. The Golden Knights are 4-2-3 all-time against the Hurricanes and will look to secure their first win at PNC Arena since Jan. 31, 2020. The last time these teams met, Jack Eichel shined with two goals to put Vegas up 2-1, but halfway through the third, Jordan Staal tied things up 2-2. Then, with less than five minutes remaining in the game, Reilly Smith scored the game winner for Vegas, sealing the 3-2 victory.

2022-23 Season CAR Series: 1-0-0 (Home: 1-0-0, Road: 0-0-0)
Mar. 1 – at Vegas (Vegas 3, Carolina 2)
Mar. 11 – at Carolina

2021-22 Season CAR Series: 0-1-1 (Home: 0-1-0, Road: 0-0-1)
Nov. 16 – at Vegas (Vegas 2, Carolina 4)
Jan. 25 – at Carolina (Vegas 3, Carolina 4 OT)


The Hurricanes posted a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at PNC Arena on Thursday, extending their win streak to four games and earning their first 1-0 win on home ice since 4/4/21. Andrei Svechnikov scored the game’s only goal, with assists from Martin Necas and Brent Burns. Burns became the second player to play a game with Hartford/Carolina on his 38th birthday, while Jesperi Kotkaniemi skated in his 300th career NHL game. Pyotr Kochetkov stopped all 19 shots faced in net to register his team-high fourth shutout of the season in just his 20th appearance.

Jalen Chatfield, upper-body, missed one game (3/9)
Jake Gardiner, upper-body, missed 63 games (10/12-3/9)
Ondrej Kase, concussion, missed 62 games (10/14-3/9)
Max Pacioretty, torn Achilles, missed 18 games (1/21-3/9)
Antti Raanta, lower-body, missed one game (3/9)
2022-23 Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 241

March 10 Acquired Jack Dugan from New Jersey in exchange for Zack Hayes
March 8 Recalled Pyotr Kochetkov from Chicago (AHL) on an emergency basis
March 1 Acquired Shayne Gostisbehere from Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft

March 11 Vegas 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 12 at New Jersey 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 14 Winnipeg 7 p.m. BSSO HRN
March 17 at Toronto 7 p.m. BSSO/NHLN HRN
March 18 at Philadelphia 5 p.m. ESPN+/Hulu HRN

  • All times are Eastern | BSSO = Bally Sports South | HRN = Hurricanes Radio Network

March 11 Saturday No morning skate
March 12 Sunday No morning skate
March 13 Monday No practice
March 14 Tuesday PNC Arena 10:30 a.m.
March 15 Wednesday PNC Arena 12 p.m.

  • All times are local. Times and locations are subject to change.

Carolina Hurricanes: Media Notes
— Carolina is facing Vegas in the second and final meeting between the teams during the 2022-23 season.

— The Hurricanes and Golden Knights are meeting for the 10th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 5-3-0-0 record, including a 2-2-0-0 home record.

— Vegas leads the season series 1-0-0 in 2022-23 (Carolina: 0-1-0), but the Hurricanes are 3-1-0 in the teams’ last four matchups dating back to 2/8/20.

— Carolina suffered a 3-2 loss against Vegas at T-Mobile Arena on 3/1. Martin Necas and Jordan Staal scored for the Hurricanes, while Frederik Andersen made 17 saves in net.

— Sebastian Aho has registered nine points (6g, 3a) in eight career regular-season games against the Golden Knights.

— Dylan Coghlan skated in 88 NHL games with Vegas from 2021-22, recording 19 points (6g, 13a). He was acquired by Carolina along with Max Pacioretty in exchange for future considerations on 7/13/22.

— Paul Stastny tallied 80 points (30g, 50a) in 121 games over two seasons with the Golden Knights from 2018-20. He was traded to WPG in exchange for Carl Dahlstrom and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft (Noah Laba) on 10/9/20.

— Derek Stepan has earned 11 points (5g, 6a) in 14 career regular-season games against Vegas.

— Teuvo Teravainen has posted eight points (2g, 6a) in nine career regular-season games against the Golden Knights.

— Nicolas Roy was selected by Carolina in the fourth round, 96th overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft and skated in seven NHL games with the Hurricanes in 2018. He also tallied 74 points (28g, 46a) in 139 AHL games with Charlotte from 2017-19, helping the team to a Calder Cup championship in 2019. Roy was traded to Vegas along with a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (Oscar Plandowski) in exchange for Erik Haula on 6/27/19.

— Golden Knights Goaltending Coach Sean Burke made 281 appearances with Hartford/Carolina from 1992-97, posting a 107-131-29 record, 3.09 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and 11 shutouts. He holds the franchise record for assists by a goaltender (12) and ranks fourth all-time in wins and tied for fourth in shutouts. Acquired from New Jersey along with Eric Weinrich in exchange for Bobby Holik and a second-round pick in the 1993 NHL Draft (Jay Pandolfo) on 8/28/92, Burke was traded to Vancouver along with Geoff Sanderson and Enrico Ciccone in exchange for Martin Gelinas and Kirk McLean on 1/3/98.

— Vegas Assistant Coach John Stevens played 44 games as a defenseman for the Whalers from 1991-94, recording eight assists. He joined the organization as a free agent during the 1990 offseason and left in free agency during the 1996 offseason.

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