PENGUINS (26-15-6) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (28-17-4)
10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, NHL.TV
The Vegas Golden Knights look for their ninth win in 11 games when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start for Vegas against his former team for the third time since he was selected from Pittsburgh in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.
Goalie Casey DeSmith is expected to start for Pittsburgh, which is 11-3-0 in their past 14 games; they are playing the second game of a back-to-back after defeating the Arizona Coyotes, 3-2 in overtime on Friday.
Colin Miller, who is second among Golden Knights defensemen with 17 points (two goals, 15 assists), is expected to play after missing the past 13 games with an upper-body injury.
Players to watch
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in his past 12 games and is one goal from tying Paul Coffey (108) for the most by a defenseman in team history.
Golden Knights forward Brandon Pirri has eight points (four goals, four assists) during a six-game point streak.
They said it
“Definitely nice to get this one tonight. “We know it’s going to be a tough one [Saturday], a tough building. So it was good to get these two points.” — Penguins forward Jake Guentzel after winning Friday at Arizona
“[Pittsburgh is] a good team. They have a lot of skill. When you look at their top five, six guys, they’re a highly-skilled team and they play well.” — Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore
Penguins projected lineup
Jake Guentzel — Sidney Crosby — Bryan Rust
Riley Sheahan — Evgeni Malkin — Phil Kessel
Tanner Pearson — Derick Brassard — Dominik Simon
Joseph Blandisi — Matt Cullen — Patric Hornqvist
Brian Dumoulin — Kris Letang
Olli Maatta — Juuso Riikola
Marcus Pettersson — Jack Johnson
Scratched: Chad Ruhwedel, Jamie Oleksiak
Injured: Zach Aston-Reese (upper body), Justin Schultz (leg)
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Brandon Pirri
Max Pacioretty — Paul Stastny — Alex Tuch
Tomas Nosek — Cody Eakin — Ryan Carpenter
Oscar Lindberg — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb — Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore — Deryk Engelland
Colin Miller — Nick Holden
Scratched: Brad Hunt, Valentin Zykov , Jon Merrill
Injured: Reilly Smith (undisclosed), Erik Haula (lower body), Malcolm Subban (illness), William Carrier (illness)
Hornqvist (concussion) is a game-time decision. … Lagace will back up Fleury for the fourth straight game.
Malkin is three assists from 600 in the NHL. … Crosby has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in his past 12 games. … Fleury is 6-2-0 with a 1.77 goals-against average in his past eight starts. … Tuch has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games.