The Golden Knights will get a boost from the return of leading scorer Max Pacioretty for Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against Chicago.
The Golden Knights are healthy, prepared and confident entering their first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks that begins Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta.
Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty is expected to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against Chicago, coach Pete DeBoer said Sunday.
Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer said he hadn’t decided whether Marc-Andre Fleury or Robin Lehner would start at goalie against Lehner’s former team, the Blackhawks.
The Golden Knights won two of three regular-season games against the Blackhawks, who are led by former Hart Trophy winner Patrick Kane and center Jonathan Toews.
The Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, to earn the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the NHL playoffs.
Only three of the Knights’ skaters haven’t recorded a point in their two round-robin games.
Rookie Zach Whitecloud’s first NHL goal came in the third period of a playoff game, but he remained humble when asked about the shot that started a Golden Knights comeback.
The Golden Knights have had the middle slot for their first two round-robin games after playing before 5 p.m. local time just three times in their postseason history.
Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer knows he can always call on the trio of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith if needed.