ESPN Hockey Night: Viewers guide to Avalanche-Golden Knights, Sharks-Predators

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Two Western juggernauts clash in Colorado, while the surprising Sharks visit the Predators. Here's what you need to know.
As the third week of the 2021-22 NHL season gets rolling, we have two captivating games on the docket on Tuesday night. At 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, two Western juggernauts take aim at one another as the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Colorado Avalanche. At 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and Hulu, the surprising San Jose Sharks square off with the Nashville Predators.

To help get you ready for the matchups, we've put together a guide on all the key players to watch for both teams, in-depth statistical insights on the teams from ESPN Stats & Information, and more.

This season, ESPN+ will broadcast 75 exclusive regular-season games, with ABC and ESPN airing a combined 28 exclusive regular-season contests for a total of 103 games. The complete broadcast schedule can be found here.

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8 p.m. ET | Watch live on ESPN

Line: Avalanche -170 | Over/under: 6

Golden Knights

Record: 1-4-0

Leading scorer: Chandler Stephenson (4 points)

The Golden Knights are the only team left without a power-play goal this season (0-for-11), but they've had no more than three chances in any game this season. Only the Boston Bruins (3:36) have a lower rate of power-play time per game this season than Vegas (3:48).

Vegas is 1-3-0 this season when scoring the first goal, tied with the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings for the most regulation losses in that situation this season. Last season, the Golden Knights were 31-3-2 when scoring first, the most wins and best win percentage in that situation.

Watch NHL games on ESPN networks The NHL season opened on Oct. 12. The season will showcase 103 exclusive regular-season games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC and more than 1,000 out-of-market games will be available on ESPN+.

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The Golden Knights are without Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone, who are the team's top two point scorers since Stone made his Vegas debut in February 2019 (Stone: 138, Pacioretty:…
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