VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS NOTES:
GOLDEN KNIGHTS UPCOMING GAMES
Golden Knights 2022-23 Record: 41-20-6, 88 points (21-13-1 at Home, 20-7-5 on Road)
DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TELEVISION RADIO SPANISH RADIO
Mar. 14 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
Mar. 16 vs. Calgary Flames 7 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
Mar. 19 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 1 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM Deportes 1460 AM
Mar. 21 at Vancouver Canucks 7 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
Mar. 23 at Calgary Flames 6 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Fox Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM None
GOLDEN KNIGHTS LAST GAME RECAP
March 12 – Vegas Golden Knights 5, St. Louis Blues 3
Pavel Dorofeyev scored the game-winning goal to help Jiri Patera and the Vegas Golden Knights (41-20-6) to a 5-3 win against the St. Louis Blues (29-32-5) on Sunday night at Enterprise Center. William Karlsson got the scoring started as he lifted a backhand shot past Jordan Binnington to give Vegas a 1-0 lead. Five minutes later, Jakub Vrana potted a power-play goal to tie the game and the teams went into the break level at 1-1. Jonathan Marchessault and Michael Amadio scored 1:42 apart to open up a 3-1 lead for the Golden Knights early in the middle frame. Late in the period, Jordan Kyrou scored to make it a 3-2 game heading into the final stanza. After Tyler Pitlick scored to tie the game, Dorofeyev scored his first NHL goal to put Vegas back in front, 4-3. Alex Pietrangelo’s empty-net goal was the finishing touch on a 5-3 win for the Golden Knights.
LAST GAME BY THE NUMBERS
- Patera’s start was the first of his career, making 30 saves and posting a .909 save percentage
- Dorofeyev’s goal and assist were his first NHL points in his sixth career game with Vegas
- Marchessault has goals in back-to-back games for the second time this season (prev. streak Dec. 3-9 for four games)
- Smith’s two assists gives the forward six points in five games (2-4—6)
- Pietrangelo’s goal and assist against his former club gave him his sixth road multi-point game this season
First Things First
The Golden Knights have scored first in six of their last seven games, including Keegan Kolesar’s goal 27 seconds into the first period against Tampa Bay on Mar. 9. The Golden Knights are 22-4-0 this season when scoring first and have outscored their opponents 66-44 in the opening period for the third-largest first period goal differential in the league.
Rested and Ready
Vegas’ win over St. Louis on Sunday places the club in first place in the NHL standings in points percentage and tied for first in total points since the All-Star Break. In 16 games, the Golden Knights boast a 12-2-2 record, and have earned 26 out of the 32 possible points during the stretch. Their 6-1-2 February was just the third month in team history with only one regulation loss (also Jan. 2021, 5-1-1, and Dec. 2017, 11-1-1).
Most Points Since Feb. 6
26 – Vegas (12-2-2), New Jersey (12-3-2), Minnesota (11-4-4)
22 – Boston (11-3-0), Los Angeles (10-2-2), NY Rangers (10-5-2)
21 – Pittsburgh (10-6-1), Colorado (9-4-3), NY Islanders (9-4-3), Arizona (8-4-5)
The Golden Knights accomplished their seventh overtime victory this season against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Vegas trails only New Jersey (10) and Winnipeg (8) for the most overtime victories this season. Alec Martinez’s goal in extra time was the defenseman’s first overtime winner as a Golden Knight.
Against the Flyers
Vegas’ contest with Philadelphia is the second and final meeting between the clubs this season. The Golden Knights own a 4-5-0 record against the Flyers, and will look to have their first win at the Wells Fargo Center since Oct. 13, 2018. Vegas hit the 20-win mark as they picked up a 2-1 overtime win against Philadelphia at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 9. William Carrier netted the game’s first goal as the Golden Knights carried a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. In the second, Scott Laughton snuck a shot through to tie the game at 1-1. After a scoreless third, Jonathan Marchessault picked off a pass and burst in on goal to bury the game-winning goal in overtime for a 2-1 final. With a win, the Golden Knights can sweep the Flyers for the first time in series history.
2022-23 Season PHI Series: 1-0-0 (Home: 1-0-0, Road: 0-0-0)
Dec. 9 – at Vegas (Vegas 2, Philadelphia 1 OT)
Mar. 14 – at Philadelphia
2021-22 Season PHI Series: 0-2-0 (Home: 0-1-0, Road: 0-1-0)
Dec. 10 – at Vegas (Vegas 3, Philadelphia 4)
Jan. 6 – at Philadelphia (Vegas 1, Philadelphia 2)
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NOTES:
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Wells Fargo Center
TV: NBCSP | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (ET) BROADCAST INFO.
Fri., March 17 Buffalo Sabres Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m. NBCSP/93.3 WMMR
Sat., March 18 Carolina Hurricanes Wells Fargo Center 5 p.m. ESPN+, Hulu/93.3 WMMR
Tue., March 21 Florida Panthers Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m. NBCSP/97.5 The Fanatic
PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED
Wade Allison undisclosed, day-to-day 3/9-present 2
Cam Atkinson IR-upper body 9/25-present 66
Sean Couturier IR-back 9/19-present 66
Ryan Ellis LTIR-groin/hip/back 10/11-present 66
Travis Konecny IR-upper body 2/21-present 8
Brendan Lemieux undisclosed, day-to-day 3/9-present 2
2022-23 TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 350
FLYERS VS. GOLDEN KNIGHTS: HEAD-TO-HEAD
FLYERS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
5-3-1 ALL-TIME RECORD 4-5-0
2-2-0 HOME 2-3-0
3-1-1 ROAD 2-2-0
3-1-1 LAST 5 MEETINGS 2-3-0
5-3-1 LAST 10 MEETINGS 4-5-0
28 GOALS SCORED 20
28.0% POWER PLAY 21.4%
78.6% PENALTY KILL 72.0%
Hayes: 6 pts (2-4=6) in 9 GP
Laughton: 6 pts (2-4=6) in 9 GP
Provorov: 4 pts (1-3=4) in 9 GP
TEAM SCORING LEADERS Kessel: 34 pts (11-23=34) in 52 GP
Eichel: 15 pts (8-7=15) in 17 GP
Smith: 12 pts (8-4=12) in 20 GP
Hart: 2-1-1, 2.73 GAA, .931 SV% in 4 GP
Sandstrom: Has not faced VGK
TEAM GOALTENDERS Quick: 11-4-2, 1.98 GAA, .935 SV%, 2 SO in 18 GP
Hill: 2-0-0, 2.09 GAA, .930 SV% in 3 GP
2022-23 SEASON SERIES (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
December 9 T-Mobile Arena VGK (2), PHI (1) OT
March 14 Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m.
3/12 – Loaned F Elliot Desnoyers and F Tyson Foerster to Lehigh Valley (AHL)
3/10 – Relieved President of Hockey Operations & General Manger, Chuck Fletcher, of his duties; Named Daniel Briere Interim GM
3/9 – Recalled F Elliot Desnoyers and F Tyson Foerster from Lehigh Valley (AHL) on emergency conditions
3/7 – Signed D Will Zmolek to a one-year entry-level contract
- The Flyers are 13-14-4 in their last 31 games.
- Philadelphia has allowed the opposing team to score first in 40 of its 66 games this season. Philadelphia ranks T-13th in the NHL with 12 wins when trailing first in a game.
- The Flyers tallied 40 hits Feb. 11 vs. NSH for their sixth game of 40-plus hits this season. The six games of 40-plus hits are the most in a single season since recording 13 games during the 2014-15 season.
- Philadelphia recorded a franchise-best 59 hits Nov. 12 vs. OTT. The 59 hits are tied for the ninth-most in a regular season game in NHL history.
- Philadelphia registered 30 blocked shots Feb. 12 at CGY for its fifth game of the season with 30-plus blocked shots
– the most 30-plus blocked shot games in a Flyers season since 2005-06. The Flyers tallied a season-high 32 blocked shots Oct. 27 vs. FLA.
- The Flyers rank second in the NHL with 1,165 blocked shots and rank third with 1,846 hits.
- Philadelphia begins a season-high seven-game homestand Tuesday (March 14-28) and plays nine of its 13 games in March at home.
- The Flyers have played in four extra session games in the last eight home contests, posting a 1-0-3 record in those games. Flyers are 1-0-4 in extra play games at home this season.
- Philadelphia is 6-6-3 in its last 15 home games and 12-15-4 in 31 home games this season.
- The Flyers have scored three-plus goals in 10 of its last 18 home games. The Flyers are 11-3-2 at home this season when scoring three-plus goals.