The Vegas Golden Knights will be looking for their sixth straight victory when they take on the Anaheim Ducks on a Sunday. Vegas shutout Anaheim on Friday, 4-0.
Here you can find the best picks, news, and stats for this West Division battle at the Honda Center. Vegas is the favorite at -244. This according to PointsBet Sportsbook, which puts the odds Anaheim at +215 as the underdog.
Right wing Keegan Kolesar is listed as questionable with a hip injury. Left-wing Tomas Nosek and right-wing Ryan Reaves are both out for the Golden Knights. Anaheim will be without defenseman Hampus Lindholm and center Isac Lundestrom.
Lehner Blanks Ducks for Golden Knights Fifth Straight Win
Robin Lehner stopped all 16 shots he faced as Vegas defeated Anaheim, 4-0. After a scoreless first period, Vegas scored three goals in the second to take a commanding lead. Mark Stone finished with two assists and Chandler Stephenson had a goal and an assist for Vegas.
Vegas is fifth in goals per game at 3.30 and is 10th in shooting percentage at 10.2%. The Golden Knights are 24th on the power-play at 17.1%. With his two assists, Stone leads Vegas with 34 assists and 48 points. Max Pacioretty leads the team with 21 goals and is second with 41 points.
The Golden Knights are first in goals allowed per game at 2.19. They are second in penalty killing at 84.7%. Marc-Andre Fleury will start for Vegas. Fleury is 19-10-0 with a 2.09 GAA and a .925 save percentage. He has allowed seven total goals in his last four starts.
Gibson Sharp in Loss
John Gibson may have given up four goals but, considering that he faced 51 shots, it was a solid performance. The Anaheim goaltender faced 12 shots with Vegas on the power-play and did not give up a single goal.
Anaheim is last in the NHL in goals per game at 3.22 and are 30th in shooting percentage at 8.3%. They are 31st on the power-play at 11.1%. Anaheim is led in scoring by Max Comtois with 12 goals and 26 points. Rickard Rakell is second with 23 points and leads the team with 15 assists.
The Ducks are 21st in goals allowed per game at 3.11 and are 16th in penalty killing at 79.1%. It will likely be Gibson again on Sunday. He is 8-15-6 with a 2.94 GAA and a .905 save percentage
- 4-0 in their last four games when playing on one day’s rest.
- 5-0 in their last five games.
- 17-35 in their last 52 games.
- 2-6 in their last eight games on a Sunday.
What can you say about Vegas right now? They are on a roll and, unfortunately for Anaheim, they are in the way of the Golden Knights. Vegas has defeated Anaheim in 15 of the last 18 meetings between these teams and has won seven of the last eight games in Anaheim. Right now, it looks like the Ducks are set to be roadkill.
Pick: Take Vegas at -244.
Most look at the four goals allowed by Gibson and think he had a tough night, but he played exceptionally well. The Golden Knights are a great offensive club and to allow just for goals on 51 shots is quite an evening. Fleury returns to the net for Vegas and, as well as he is playing and the defense is playing for the Golden Knights, I am definitely going with the under here.
Pick: Go under 5.5 (-115).