Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal Canadiens 6/20/21 NHL Picks and Predictions
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Montreal Canadiens (34-25-11) vs Vegas Golden Knights (49-18-5)
Game Info: Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell Centre)
Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +124 / Vegas Golden Knights -154 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights face the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, June 20th at the Bell Centre for game four of the NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals.
The Vegas Golden Knights, after winning the first game of this series, have lost games two and three to find themselves down in the series. Vegas was down 2-0 in its previous series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Knights were able to win four straight in that series, so we will see how they respond against Montreal. Vegas was the better team in game three on paper, but that does not win hockey games in the playoffs. The Golden Knights had 45 shots on goal and only allowed 27 to the Canadiens. Vegas was 0-4 on the powerplay in the loss and will look to tighten up its man-advantage play in game four.
The Canadiens played with grit and a little bit of luck in their game three win at home. Most times that is a recipe for success in the playoffs, and Montreal now finds itself with a series lead in the semifinals. Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender, has been fantastic in net for Montreal. Price saved 43 of 45 shots in the game three win and has been the Canadiens MVP in the postseason thus far. Josh Anderson was finally able to break his scoreless streak in the win, as he found the game-tying and game-winning goals for Montreal late in the third and in OT. The Canadiens will now look to take a stranglehold on the series with another win on home ice, but it will not be easy.
It is safe to say that Vegas's back is against the wall, just as it was in the previous series against Colorado. I think the Golden Knights are going to handle adversity well and get the series tied back up heading back to Vegas. The Golden Knights did not play a poor game of hockey in game three, and similar play should result in a victory on the road on Sunday. I will take the Vegas Golden Knights on the money line in this one.
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