Knights vs. Wild Game 6 Prediction
The Wild will look to even their best-of-seven series with the Golden Knights on Wednesday night when the rivals meet at 9:00 p.m. ET in Minnesota. Will the Wild stave off elimination with an upset or are the Golden Knights the play?
015 Vegas Golden Knights (-126) at 016 Minnesota Wild (+112); o/u 5.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis, MN
Vegas Golden Knights DFS Spin
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on just 13 shots in Monday's 4-2 home loss against the Minnesota Wild in Game 4. Fleury was staked to an early 1-0 lead when captain Mark Stone scored at 8:14 of the first period. However, Kirill Kaprizov responded with his first-career NHL playoff goal at 9:06 of the first, while Zach Parise and Jordan Greenway also beat Fleury to give the Wild a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Fleury and the Golden Knights still have two more chances to close out the Wild, with the first opportunity Wednesday night back in St. Paul for Game 6.
Minnesota Wild DFS Spin
Cam Talbot allowed just two goals on 40 shots in Monday's 4-2 road win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5. The Wild entered down 3-1 in the series, but they live to see another day, with the series shifting back to St. Paul for Game 6 on Wednesday night. It was the first win for Talbot and the Wild since a 1-0 victory in overtime in Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena, and they're actually 2-1 in three games in Las Vegas, while going 0-2 in two contests at home. Talbot was the beneficiary of four goals of support after receiving four total goals of help in the first four games.
Golden Knights vs. Wild Game 6 NHL Prediction
The Golden Knights are 1-4 in their last five games in Minnesota and have lost six of their last eight games versus the Wild overall. The underdog is also 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the Wild are 20-7 in their last 27 home games. They’re also 23-11 in their last 34 games playing on one day of rest and are 36-17 in their last 53 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous contest.
NHL PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD +112