Philadelphia hosts Vegas after Atkinson’s 2-goal game
Vegas Golden Knights (32-21-4, third in the Pacific) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (17-28-10, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit Philadelphia after Cam Atkinson scored two goals in the Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
The Flyers have gone 10-15-5 in home games. Philadelphia is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 30.6 shots per game and is averaging 2.5 goals.
The Golden Knights are 16-8-1 on the road. Vegas averages only 3.3 penalties per game, the least in the Western Conference. Nicolas Hague leads the team averaging 0.4.
In their last meeting on Dec. 10, Philadelphia won 4-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Atkinson has 42 total points for the Flyers, 20 goals and 22 assists. Scott Laughton has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Jonathan Marchessault leads the Golden Knights with 24 goals and has 42 points. Jack Eichel has 6 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 2-6-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flyers: None listed.
Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty: out (undisclosed), Brayden McNabb: day to day (undisclosed), Dylan Coghlan: day to day (illness).