Los Angeles Kings vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights 4/13/18, Prediction & Odds

Vegas Golden Knights first Stanley Cup Playoff win

Vegas Golden Knights first Stanley Cup Playoff win

Los Angeles will be without star defenseman Drew Doughty, who was suspended for the game after what the NHL Department of Players Safety deemed an illegal hit on William Carrier during Wednesday's game.

Further, the video stated that Doughty could have delivered a legal hit by driving through Carrier's core. Vegas won their first playoff game in franchise history in their first franchise playoff game as they defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in game one of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Golden Knights racked up 109 regular season points and now have a postseason victory under their belt after defeating the Kings 1-0 in Game 1. The effort marked his sixth season with at least 40 points.

Los Angeles fans won't like the Doughty decision but it is the correct call, given the rule in place. However, it is also dealing with the absence of Jake Muzzin, who has been sidelined since March 26 with an upper-body injury. Following the single best expansion season in American sports history, Sin City is gearing up for the Golden Knights' first-ever playoff appearance and, in typical Vegas fashion, it's gotten a little out control.

Doughty was, in fact, suspended for the hit, and will miss Game 2 of the series set for Friday night. If head coach Gerard Gallant chooses to give him a breather, however, the Knights may roll with Malcolm Subban (15-7-7 record, .910 save percentage, 2.68 goals against average).

Game 2 of their series will be held on Friday, April 13 starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The Golden Knights went into Game 1 almost 100 percent healthy for the first time in a month.

"I think the teams played hard, I'm not sure where that number comes from, but I don't think anybody would be playing tomorrow if those numbers were accurate, " Stevens said. "He hits this guy, hits his shoulder first and this guy goes off", Cherry said as a replay of the hit was shown.

The Vegas Golden Knights continue to find ways to get the job done regardless of the style of game, and that's key come playoff time. "Everything feels good now". The team's had to defend opposition power plays for just 6.6 minutes per game over its last 10 outings, overall. "They're just going to have to go out there and play and play as hard as they can, and they'll do a great job".

"A lot of times, I'll put them on the ice against the other team's No. 1 line", Gallant said. Obviously, LA is best when their Norris Trophy candidate is on the ice. Will Las Vegas manage to take a commanding 2-0 series lead when the series resumes tonight?

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