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Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens 06/20/2021 Game Analysis, NHL Tips & Spread
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Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens 06/20/2021 – The Montreal Canadiens banked on their momentum-building Game 2 victory as they dispatched the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3, this time via a come from behind OT win, to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Stanley Cup semifinal series. The Canadiens made the most of their advantage in this game, including the edge of playing at home where most of their historic playoff moments were held. On Sunday night, the team will aim to take a commanding 3-1 lead in Game 4 still inside the Bell Centre in Quebec. Despite the back-to-back wins, top betting sites for NHL still tag the hosts as underdogs with a +124 moneyline price; the Golden Knights are favored at -154 to win. The game begins at 08:00 PM Eastern Time and is to be shown live on NBCSN and NHL.TV.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens 06/20/2021
When: Sunday, June 20, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens 06/20/2021 Betting Odds:
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Golden Knights had Game 3 in their hands, but a crucial miscue late in regulation cost them the game. Marc-Andre Fleury committed an error in the third period that allowed Montreal’s Josh Anderson to score the goal that sent the game into extra time. The mishap deflated the morale of the team, giving the green light to the Canadiens to steal the game in OT. As a result, Vegas now has to play catch-up with heavier pressure heading to Game 4, where they will look to avoid a deeper hole. Fleury rued his mistake, but the goaltender is eager to put it behind him and just focus on the series. After all, a win on Sunday could immediately put the Golden Knights back at a more advantageous position with Game 5 set to be played in Nevada anew.
Players to watch: W. Karlsson C (G 4 A 9 PTS 13), A. Pietrangelo D (G 4 A 7 PTS 11), M. Pacioretty LW (G 4 A 5 PTS 9).
Josh Anderson was at the right place at the right time when Vegas committed its crucial blunder late in regulation. The 27-year-old’s heroics carried over to the extended period as he also scored the game-winner to give his team the win and the series advantage. But while Anderson is to be commended for his clutch exploits, the rest of the Canadiens must be credited for the recent success of the team, most notably Carey Price, who has stopped 92% of the shots he’s faced in the first three games of the series, including 43 saves in Game 3. The team cannot wait to hit the ice on Sunday as a win could put them on the verge of another Stanley Cup Finals entry.
Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 5 A 7 PTS 12), N. Suzuki C (G 4 A 5 PTS 9), J. Armia RW (G 5 A 3 PTS 8).
Vegas Golden Knights vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Vegas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Montreal is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
Golden Knights vs Canadiens Betting Picks
The Golden Knights remain as favorites in the NHL Odds and Predictions for a reason. Expect a major bounce back from Vegas in Game 4 as the team is set to put the series down to a virtual best-of-three. Bad breaks in each of the last two games have marred the Golden Knights’ postseason run, but not on Sunday. The visitors will make sure that the series is back to square one before they head back home for Game 5.
Score Prediction: Golden Knights 5, Canadiens 2.