Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights - 6/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights - 6/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (50-18-5) vs Montreal Canadiens (34-25-12)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -240 / Montreal Canadiens +210 --- Over/Under: 5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Montreal Canadiens will head on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights for game 5 of their Semifinals series in the NHL playoffs. The series is tied 2-2 after both teams picked up a win on the road.

Montreal has continued to play tough in this series but fell short in their last game 2-1. They outshot the Golden Knights 28-21 and took a one goal lead into the third. However, they gave up a late goal then another in overtime. Paul Byron scored the Canadiens only goal in the second, his 3rd of the playoffs. They continued their physical play in this one, outhitting Vegas 40-24. Carey Price stopped 19 of 21 shots in goal, spoiling a great performance with a few late goals. So far this postseason he has allowed 2.09 goals per game with a .917 save percentage. Tyler Toffoli leads the team with 5 goals and 7 assists in the playoffs. The Canadiens are allowing just 2.38 goals per game on the road, 4th best among playoff teams.

Vegas evened up the series with a late surge to win game 4. Brayden McNabb scored his first of the playoffs in the 3rd to tie the game, with Nicolas Roy scoring his 4th to win it in OT. Vegas continued to struggle on the power play in this one, going 0-2; they rank last among playoff teams, converting on just 10.3% of their power plays. Robin Lehner had a great start in net, his first start of the series. He stopped 27 of 28 shots in the game. It was his best start of the playoffs; he has a 3.97 GAA and .877 save percentage through 5 starts. William Karlsson leads the team with 10 assists and 14 points in the playoffs. Vegas ranks 2nd among playoff teams with just 2.00 goals allowed per game at home.

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Montreal is 17-12-7 on the road this season, 35-36 ATS, and the under is 37-28.

Vegas is 27-7-3 at home this season, 35-38 ATS, and the under is 34-34.

The under is 1-0-3 in what has been an extremely physical series. Goals have been hard to come by, and we saw just 49 total shots in their last game. Not only has Vegas struggled on the power play, but Montreal ranks 1st with a 92.9% penalty kill. The Canadiens are only averaging 2.4 goals per game this postseason and have limited a potent Golden Knights attack to only 2 goals per game over the last 3. I will take the under here.

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