Knights vs. Canadiens Game 6 Pick
The Canadiens have an opportunity to eliminate the Golden Knights on Thursday night and punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup. Do they have one more big upset in them or will Vegas force a Game 7?
021 Vegas Golden Knights (-145) at 022 Montreal Canadiens (+125); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 24, 2021
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
Vegas Golden Knights DFS SPIN
Coach Peter DeBoer has decided who will start in goal on Thursday in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals, but he declined to reveal his choice. DeBoer expressed confidence in both Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury on Wednesday. Vegas is down 3-2 in their best-of-seven series against Montreal and face elimination from the playoffs on Thursday. Fleury has lost his last three starts, while Lehner played well in last Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens in Game 4. It doesn't matter who starts in goal for the Golden Knights if the team continues to struggle to score goals.
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Carey Price saved 26 of 27 shots in a 4-1 win against Vegas on Tuesday. Once again, Price came up big for Montreal. He didn't allow a goal through the first 40 minutes, allowing Montreal to build a 3-0 lead they could take into the third frame. Price has now allowed just seven goals over his last four contests. Thanks in part to his efforts, Montreal has a 3-2 series lead going into Game 6 on Thursday.
Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Game 6 NHL Prediction
The Golden Knights are just 1-4 in their last five meetings in Montreal and are 2-7 in their last nine games versus the Habs overall. The underdog has also cashed in seven of the last nine meetings while the Canadiens are 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on only one day of rest. They’ve also thrived in the underdog role, where they’re 8-2 in their last 10 games catching points.
NHL PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS +125