6:07 pm
November 7

Golden Knights @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Vegas Golden Knights (6-5-0)

@ Detroit Red Wings (5-5-2)


Starting Goalies:

Laurent Brossoit (VGK): Likely

Thomas Greiss (DET): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Vegas Golden Knights: (-125)

Detroit Red Wings: (+105)


The Detroit Red Wings’ first-round picks in the 2019 and 2020 entry drafts have been a major reason for their early-season improvement. Buried at the bottom of the standings in recent seasons, Detroit brings a .500 record into its home game against Vegas on Sunday. Defenseman Moritz Seider, chosen with the sixth pick in the 2019 draft, scored his first career goal on Saturday and it was a game-winner. Seider scored midway through overtime to give his team a 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Seider has already become a fixture on the backline. The 20-year-old has nine assists in his rookie campaign. Forward Lucas Raymond assisted on all three regulation goals on Saturday. The fourth overall pick of the 2020 draft has five goals and eight assists. Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak by rallying from two goals down in the third period.

The Wings don’t have much time to enjoy the victory. They return home to face a quality Golden Knights team coming off a 5-2 win in Montreal. Vegas has won five of its last six games with the last two coming on the road.

The game against Vegas kicks off a four-game homestand.

The Golden Knights finally ended a season-long drought with two power-play goals in Montreal. Alex Pietrangelo and Dylan Coghlan had the man-advantage tallies as Vegas scored five unanswered goals in the last two periods.

Goaltender Robin Lehner made 36 saves and kept his team within striking distance during a poor start. “I don’t think anybody was happy with the way we played in the first,” DeBoer said. “We left (Lehner) out there hanging. Thankfully, he showed up on time and gave us a chance. We started to compete in the second period and found our way back into the game.”

StreakSmarter Pick
Vegas Golden Knights