3 Keys: Golden Knights at Canadiens, Game 3 of Semifinals

1 month ago  /  NHL.com  /  Read Time: 2 minutes 46 seconds
3 Keys: Golden Knights at Canadiens, Game 3 of Semifinals

Article at a glance:

  • Alex Tuch could move up to be the center on the top line for the Vegas Golden Knights against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals at Bell Centre.
  • The forward skated between Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty during the morning skate in place of Chandler Stephenson, who is day to day with an undisclosed injury.
  • Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer said Tuch's inclusion on the line will be a game-time decision.
  • "He's similar to Stephenson," Vegas forward Reilly Smith said.
  • "He's kind of like that X-factor," Smith said.
  • "I think our confidence has been high from the start," Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher said.
  • Those struggles have been magnified through the first two games against Montreal with Vegas going 0-for-6.
  • The Canadiens used that recipe for success in Game 2 when they built a 3-0 lead and held on for a 3-2 win.
  • It's a trend DeBoer said the Golden Knights must change. .
  • Golden Knights projected lineup
  • Canadiens projected lineup
  • Evans, a forward, wore a no-contact jersey at the morning skate.
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