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Vegas hopes to juice up power play against Pittsburgh

The Vegas Golden Knights had a three-day break heading into Saturday night's home game with the Pittsburgh Penguins. And not surprisingly, Gerard Gallant's squad spent plenty of practice time working on the team's power play.

Vegas ranks 20th in the NHL on the power play with an 18.0 percentage and has converted just one of its last 30 chances. That includes going 0-for-6 in its last game, a 4-1 loss at Winnipeg on Tuesday night that included a five-on-three advantage for 50 seconds late in the second period when the Golden Knights had a season-high 26 shots on goal.

"You've got to keep working on stuff and try and get it going," Gallant said. "I thought they did a good job in Winnipeg. I thought they should have had three goals in that game. So keep working, keep plugging away and sooner or later it's going to go in.

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Leaders
Points: S. Crosby56
Plus/Minus: B. Dumoulin25
Shots on Goal: K. Letang140
PIM: E. Malkin46
Win: M. Murray14
Shutouts: M. Murray3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 165 (5)
Shots: 1534 (11)
PP%: 26.1% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 346 (29)
Assists: 281 (4)
SH Goals: 5 (15)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Islanders 28 15 4 60
Columbus 28 16 3 59
Washington 27 15 5 59
Pittsburgh 26 15 6 58
Carolina 22 20 5 49
NY Rangers 20 20 7 47
New Jersey 18 23 7 43
Philadelphia 18 23 6 42
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 137 (21)
Shots Against: 1533 (9)
PK%: 84.7% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 342 (29)
Shutouts: 5 (4)
Sv%: 0.911 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/10 P. Hornqvist Concussion (day-to-day)
1/9 Z. Aston-Reese Upper-body injury (IR)
10/13 J. Schultz Fractured lower left leg (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/17 J. Blandisi Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
1/17 J. Blandisi Traded for Derek Grant
1/11 C. DeSmith Contract extended Three-year contract extension
1/9 G. Wilson Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
1/6 C. Ruhwedel Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/28 C. Ruhwedel Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL (conditioning)
12/27 J. Guentzel Contract extended Five-year contract extension
12/20 G. Wilson Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/18 J. Dea Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/18 G. Wilson Waived
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