PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (LW: #28 - Claude Giroux)
The Flyers captain is coming off a 102-point season in which he ranked second in the NHL's scoring race and fourth in Hart Trophy voting, just four points shy of Anze Kopitar for being a Top 3 Finalist... Since the start of the 2010-11 season, Giroux leads all NHL players in assists (414) and ranks second in the NHL with 603 points... Currently at 463 assists, he can pass Bill Barber for sole possession of third place in Flyers history with one assist... Also, by playing in tonight's game he moves into eighth all-time in Flyers history with his 739th game played, passing Eric Desjardins... Giroux also had five points (1g-4a) in four preseason games.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (LW: #67 - Max Pacioretty)
Pacioretty was acquired in a trade just before training camps began around the NHL on Sept. 9 and signed a four-year contract with Vegas the next day... He spent his entire 10-year NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens... Since the 2012-13 season, he ranks 10th among all NHL players in goal-scoring with 173 goals, just 16 shy of Tyler Seguin, who ranks second in that time span... Pacioretty got off to a hot start with his new team in the preseason, recording four goals and five points in five games... Against the Flyers, Pacioretty hasn't fared well in goal-scoring, recording just four goals in 25 games, but has 17 points in that stretch.