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Marchessault scored a power-play goal on six shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Marchessault has three goals and an assist over his last three games. He's earned three of those four points on the power play, which has helped Vegas find its way on offense again. The 32-year-old winger is up to 12 tallies, 18 points (seven on the power play), 87 shots on net, 25 hits, 18 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 27 outings. Marchessault should continue to see top-six minutes as a solid secondary scorer.
Kolesar scored a goal on four shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Kolesar helped out on Zach Whitecloud's goal in the first period and then buried the go-ahead goal at 12:18 of the second. That tally held as Kolesar's first career game-winning goal. The 26-year-old winger has been relatively quiet on the scoresheet this season, earning three of his five points over the last five contests. He's added 25 shots on net, 27 PIM, 81 hits and an even plus-minus rating through 27 appearances.
Karlsson scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Karlsson set up Jonathan Marchessault's game-tying goal in the second period and added an empty-netter himself in the third. With five points over his last six games, Karlsson continues to provide strong offense in a middle-six role. He's up to 12 tallies, 25 points (seven on the power play), 65 shots on net and a plus-10 rating through 27 contests overall.
Eichel scored a goal on six shots, added a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Eichel reached the 30-point mark on the season and extended his point streak to five games (four goals, six helpers). The center is also getting plenty of looks, with at least two shots on goal in all but one of his games this season. He's collected 12 goals, 18 assists, 10 power-play points, 116 shots on net, 28 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over 27 appearances.
Thompson gave up three goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Thompson had won just two of his last nine outings entering Wednesday. He got off to a rough start with three goals allowed in the first period, but the Golden Knights' offense took over in the final 40 minutes. Vegas hadn't scored six goals since Nov. 16, though it has now scored four or more in four of the last five contests. Thompson owns a 7-3-3 record with a 2.38 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 14 appearances. With Adin Hill (lower body) not on the road trip, it's likely Thompson will get the start Saturday in Dallas.
Holloway (lower body) is expected to return either just before or after the Christmas break, Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton reports.
Holloway has been on long-term injured reserve since suffering an injury Nov. 13. He was eligible to come off LTIR on Dec. 10, but it sounds like he'll need at least another week or so after that date. Once Holloway is cleared, Adam Erne and Sam Gagner are the forwards at the most risk of losing their place in the lineup.
Scratched from the previous two contests, Dadonov was back to work against the team that drafted him, adding 13:32 in the narrow loss. He stormed toward the net and perfectly redirected a Matt Duchene shot for his fifth goal of the season, a third-period equalizer that was countered by an Alexander Barkov goal 37 seconds later. Dadonov has shown that he can be a solid offensive contributor based on a 0.60 points-per-game average between 10 years of service time and five teams, but he's currently working on the third line with sporadic opportunities on the power play.
Cirelli delivered a power-play goal and a season-high four blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.
Cirelli stayed hot following his two-goal performance from Monday's 4-0 win over the Stars. Still, despite managing a No. 2 power-play role, Cirelli has just two points in that key special teams spot. Fantasy managers are likely underwhelmed by his current output of 12 points (six goals, six assists) through 26 games, but the pivot may be turning the corner offensively without losing a step in the defensive zone.
Marchment tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Florida.
Marchment picked up both of his points on the power play, putting a rebound past Sergei Bobrovsky 39 seconds into the third period before adding an assist on Thomas Harley's goal later in the frame. It's the third multi-point game for Marchment in his last four contests -- he has four goals and two assists in that span. With his recent hot streak, the 28-year-old winger is up to eight goals and 17 points through 24 games this season.
Harley tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Harley set up Radek Faksa's goal in the first period before adding a power-play tally in the third to cut Dallas' deficit to 5-4. The 22-year-old blueliner has been productive of late, posting three goals and five points over his last four games. Harley now has six goals and four assists through 21 games this season while skating on the Stars' third defensive pairing and seeing limited time on the second power-play unit.