The Vegas Golden Knights will be playing the second half of a back-to-back on the road Monday when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. Vegas plays the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Knights lost in overtime to the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Friday. In the loss, William Karlsson led Vegas in scoring with two goals, while Alex Tuch and William Carrier each scored one.
Columbus lost in overtime in its most recent outing on Saturday 2-1. Both teams scored one goal during the first period and played the final two periods scoreless. Markus Nutivaara scored the only goal for Columbus in the loss.
William Karlsson leads Vegas in goals scored with 13 and points with 26. Reilly Smith is the leader in assists with 17. In goal, Marc-Andre Fleury is 18-10-2 with a 2.57 goals against average and .907 save percentage. Vegas is 17th in goals scored at 3.00, 11th in goals against at 2.85.
Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets in goals scored with 19 and points with 34. Artemi Panarin leads in assists with 25. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is 12-10-1 with a 2.99 goals against average and .901 saves percentage. Columbus is 8th in goals scored at 3.34 and 22nd in goals against at 3.25.