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NHL Preview: Vegas Golden Knights (40-20-6) at St. Louis Blues (29-31-5)


Golden Knights 2022-23 Record: 40-20-6, 86 points (21-13-1 at Home, 19-7-5 on Road)

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
Mar. 21 at Vancouver Canucks AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None

March 11 – Vegas Golden Knights 4, Carolina Hurricanes 0
Jonathan Quick posted a 33-save shutout as the Vegas Golden Knights (40-20-6) earned a 4-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes (43-13-8) on Saturday night at PNC Arena. Less than five minutes into the contest, Jonathan Marchessault snuck a shot through Frederik Andersen to give Vegas a 1-0 lead. Late in the second, Reilly Smith broke in behind the defense and scored to make it a 2-0 lead. Paul Cotter extended the lead to 3-0 before Brett Howden’s empty-net goal sealed the 4-0 win for the Golden Knights.


  • Quick’s shutout is the 58th of his career and first with Vegas as he improves to 3-0-0 as a Golden Knight
  • Cotter’s goal is his 12th of the season, placing him 8th amongst all rookies in goal scoring this season
  • Marchessault’s goal was his third game-winning goal of the season
  • Smith’s goal gives the forward four points in four games (2-2—4)

Against the Blues
Sunday marks the third and final meeting between Vegas and St. Louis for the 2022-23 season. The Golden Knights hold an all-time record of 12-9-1 against the Blues in 22 total meetings. The last time the two teams faced off, four Vegas players had multi-point nights as the Golden Knights defeated the Blues, 5-4, in a shootout at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 23. Vegas used goals from Alex Pietrangelo, Mark Stone, Michael Amadio and a late goal from Chandler Stephenson to send the game into overtime. After a scoreless extra session, Stone secured the two points for Vegas with a goal in the shootout.

2022-23 Season STL Series: 1-1-0 (Home: 1-1-0, Road: 0-0-0)
Nov. 12 – at Vegas (Vegas 2, St. Louis 3)
Dec. 23 – at Vegas (Vegas 5, St. Louis 4 SO)
Mar. 12 – at St. Louis

2021-22 Season STL Series: 1-2-0 (Home: 0-1-0, Road: 1-1-0)
Oct. 20 – at Vegas (Vegas 1, St. Louis 3)
Nov. 22 – at St. Louis (Vegas 2, St. Louis 5)
Apr. 29 – at St. Louis (Vegas 7, St. Louis 4)


Jake Neighbours – Upper-Body (Will be re-evaluated in 5 weeks; announced on Feb. 20)
2022-23 Total Man Games Lost: 246

6 – Signed college free agent defenseman Anton Malmstrom to a two-year, entry-level contract
3 – Acquired forward Jakub Vrana from Detroit in exchange for Dylan McLaughlin and a 2025 7th-round draft pick
2 – Signed forward Sammy Blais to a one-year, $1,000,000 contract extension
1 – Signed defenseman Michael Buchinger to a three-year, entry-level contract


  • The Blues and Knights will meet for the 3rd and final matchup this season
  • The Blues are 1-0-1 against Vegas this season, winning 3-2 on Nov. 12 and losing 5-4 in a shootout on Dec. 23, both in Vegas
    -The Blues are 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against the Golden Knights
  • Since the Golden Knights entered the NHL at the start of the 2017-18 season, the Blues are 10-5-7 against Vegas
  • The Blues are 2-1-0 in their last 3 games against Vegas at Enterprise Center
  • The Blues are 6-3-1 at home against Vegas since the Golden Knights entered the NHL
  • The Blues have scored at least 3 goals in 5 straight games against Vegas, outscoring the Golden Knights 19-16 in that 5-game span (Excludes shootout deciding goals)
  • The Blues have scored a power play goal in 3 of their last 4 games against Vegas, going 4 for 12 (33.3%) on the power play over those 4 games
  • The Blues are 6-4-0 in the 2nd game of back-to-back sets this season, which shares the 5th most wins in the NHL this season (1. NY Islanders/Winnipeg/Carolina/Boston, 7 wins)
  • Golden Knights’ forward Ivan Barbashev will visit St. Louis for the first time since being trade by the Blues on Feb. 26
  • Barbashev has recorded 5 points (2g, 3a) in 7 games with Vegas since being traded

3/15 – vs. Minnesota
3/17 – at Washington
3/19 – vs. Winnipeg
3/21 – vs. Detroit
3/23 – at Detroit


  • 4 of the Blues’ next 5 games, including today vs. Vegas, will come at Enterprise Center
  • The Blues will play 10 more games in March (5 away; 5 home)
  • 7 of the Blues’ remining 10 games in March will come against Western Conference opponents (3 against the Central)


  • The Blues are 23-9-2 this season when scoring first
  • The Blues are 1 of 6 teams to record 3 multi-goal third period comeback wins this season (1. Kings/Islanders, 4 / 2. Ducks/Canucks/Blackhawks, 3)
  • Since Dec. 11, 38 games, the Blues are 87 for 104 on the penalty kill (83.7%), which ranks 9th in the NHL over that span (1. Boston, 102 for 117, 87.2%)
  • The Blues have scored 7 shorthanded goals this season, which shares 11th in the NHL (1. Edmonton, 12)
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