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Vegas Golden Knights (47-26-8) at Vancouver Canucks (44-30-7)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm
At 9:45 pm, our selection is on the Vegas Golden Knights over the Vancouver Canucks. As a #5 seed winning its first-round series in a slight upset over the defending champion St. Louis Blues, Vancouver was rewarded by having to face #1 seed Vegas. Many thought this might not be much of a series, and it certainly started to look that way after Vegas white-washed Vancouver in Game 1, 5-0. But to their credit, the Canucks came back big in Game 2 and won decisively, 5-2. If the Knights want a positive takeaway from that loss, there's the fact that they out-played the Canucks through most of that game and out-shot them by a lopsided 40-26. Jacob Markstrom, who was replaced during Game 1 came back and was excellent for Vancouver in Game 2 but he's an inconsistent goalie who will be the target tonight for the Vegas sharp-shooters. The Canucks are 12-19 (-6 games on the moneyline) in their last 31 immediately off a win vs. a Division rival, while Vegas is 15-5 in its last 20 revenging a loss by two goals or more. Take the Knights. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
Al’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights: -190
AUTHOR: Al McMordie
Al McMordie is the most honored technical handicapper in the country. Overall, in the last 28 years, Big Al has garnered 43 NUMBER ONE awards in football, basketball, baseball and hockey; 195 Top 5 finishes; and 368 Top 10 finishes.