Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights Game 2 Open Thread

The Vegas Golden Knights and Montreal Canadiens will square off this evening in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. The Golden Knights were able to jump out to a 1-0 series lead following a 4-1 victory in Game 1. Vegas opened the scoring early from Shea Theodore, and proceeded to add an insurance marker early in the second period as well.

Montreal made things interesting midway through the second as Cole Caufield registered his first career NHL goal to cut the lead in half. However, the firepower of Vegas was too much to handle and the Golden Knights tacked on two more goals late in the game to secure a 4-1 win. Montreal will aim to come away with the split tonight before heading back up north to the Bell Centre.

Where to Watch

When: 9:00 p.m. ET

Where: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)

Television: NBCSN

Projected Lineups

Montreal Canadiens

Artturi Lekonen - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli - Nick Suzuki - Cole Caufield
Paul Byron - Jesper Kotkaniemi - Josh Anderson
Joel Armia - Eric Staal - Corey Perry

Ben Chiarot - Shea Weber
Brett Kulak - Joel Edmundson
Alexander Romanov - Erik Gustaffson

Carey Price

Vegas Golden Knights

Max Pacioretty - Chandler Stephenson - Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Reilly Smith
Mattias Janmark - Nicolas Roy - Alex Tuch
Will Carrier - Keegan Kolesar - Ryan Reaves

Alec Martinez - Alex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb - Shea Theodore
Nick Holden - Zach Whitecloud

Marc-Andre Fleury