The Western Conference-best Vegas Golden Knights look to put an end to their first skid at T-Mobile Arena when they continue their seven-game homestand Tuesday against the struggling Chicago Blackhawks. Vegas, which is one point ahead of Central Division-leading Nashville and eight in front of San Jose in the Pacific, has lost two straight on its own rink, with both defeats coming in regulation after it dropped only two games in that fashion over its first 23 at home.

The Golden Knights returned to Sin City following a 4-2-0 road trip and suffered a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Reilly Smith notched his 30th assist of the season, pulling him within one of the career high he set in 2013-14 with Boston and giving him seven points (two goals) during his four-game streak. The Blackhawks remain in search of their first win of the month as they fell to 0-5-1 in February - 0-2-0 on their three-game road trip - with Monday's 6-1 setback at league-worst Arizona. Chicago, the reigning Central Division champion, is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season as it sits 10 points out of the second wild-card spot in the West and trails St. Louis by 15 for third in the division.

Video: Condensed Game: Flyers @ Golden Knights

TV: 10 p.m. ET, NBCS Chicago, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain (Vegas)

ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS (24-24-8): Alex DeBrincat scored versus the Coyotes to become the first American-born rookie to reach the 20-goal plateau since teammate Patrick Kane (21) in 2007-08. The 20-year-old DeBrincat is second on the club in goals - one behind Kane, who has scored only once in his last 10 contests. Kane, a former Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner, has been kept off the scoresheet in nine of his last 14 games and is one assist shy of 500 for his career.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS (36-15-4): William Karlsson leads the team with 29 goals in 55 games this season after registering a total of 18 in 183 contests over his first three NHL campaigns. The 25-year-old Swedish center is two points shy of 100 for his career and is riding a four-game streak during which he has recorded two tallies and two assists. Jonathan Marchessault, who tops the club with 54 points, was kept off the scoresheet Sunday, ending his string of three straight two-point performances.


1. Golden Knights LW David Perron has notched at least one point in 10 of his last 12 games, recording five multi-point efforts in that span.

2. Chicago C Artem Anisimov's next appearance will be the 600th of his career.

3. Vegas D Brayden McNabb has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his NHL career, and has four goals this season after three straight two-goal campaigns.

PREDICTION: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 3