Canadiens vs. Knights Game 5 Pick
The Golden Knights avoided falling behind 3-1 to the Canadiens in their best-of-seven series and will now look to use home ice advantage to take a lead over Montreal in Game 5 on Tuesday night. Will they cash as a huge favorite?
051 Tampa Bay Lightning (-130) at 052 New York Islanders (+110); o/u 5
9:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Montreal Canadiens DFS SPIN
Carey Price made 19 saves in the Canadiens 2-1 overtime loss to Vegas. Price gave up a third period goal to Brayden McNabb as the netminder could not squeeze the puck and had it sneak through and into the net. In overtime, Nicolas Roy beat him at the 1:18 mark to even the series at 2 games apiece. Price is now 10-5 with a 2.09 GAA and a .931 save percentage in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Look for Price to get the start in goal for Montreal Tuesday in Game 5.
Las Vegas Golden Knights DFS Spin
Robin Lehner turned aside 27-of-28 shots in the Golden Knights 2-1 overtime win Sunday. Lehner was the surprise starter after Marc-Andre Fleury allowed a terrible tying goal Friday. It was his first start in three weeks and the win evened his playoff record this season at 1-1. Lehner gave up seven goals on 37 shots in his only other action in the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs but was outstanding on Sunday, especially in the third when he stopped Cole Caufield on a breakaway with Vegas down 1-0. Look for coach Peter DeBoer to go with the hot hand and start Lehner on Tuesday as the series goes back to Vegas for Game 5.
Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 NHL Prediction
The Golden Knights are 42-15 in their last 57 home games, is 40-15 in their last 55 games as a favorite and is 5-2 in their last seven playoff games as a favorite. They’re also 13-3 in their last 16 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game. They’re also 49-23 in their last 72 games coming off a win and are 40-18 in their last 58 games overall.
NHL PREDICTION: VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS -230