The Vegas Golden Knights will be looking to even their series with the Montréal Canadiens when these teams meet on Sunday for Game 4. Montréal took a 2-1 lead in the series with a 3-2 victory in overtime in Game 3.
Here you can find the best picks, news, and stats for NHL playoff semifinal battle at Bell Centre. Vegas is the favorite at -185. This according to PointsBet Sportsbook, which puts Montréal at +165 as the underdog.
Chandler Stephenson is listed as questionable for Vegas. Peyton Krebs is out. Montréal will be without Jonathan Drouin. Both Jake Evans and Tomas Tatar are listed as questionable.
Vegas Fails to Hold Lead
The Golden Knights held a one-goal lead with less than two minutes left in the contest, but could not seal the victory, losing in overtime to Montréal, 3-2. Nicolas Roy and Alex Pietrangelo scored for Vegas. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 of 27 shots.
Vegas is averaging 3.00 goals per game and are connecting on 9.2% of their shots, both fourth during the postseason. The power-play has been mediocre at 10.5%. William Karlsson is the team leader in points with 13 and had his string of six consecutive games with at least one point snapped in the last contest.
The Golden Knights are allowing 2.38 goals per game and the penalty killing has been solid at 72.7% Fleury is now 9-6 with a 1.97 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He has allowed three goals in three of his last four games.
Anderson Hero with Tying, Winning Goals
Josh Anderson scored with 1:55 left in the contest to tie the score, then netted the game-winner 12:53 into overtime to give Montréal a 3-2 victory. Anderson now has three goals in the playoffs. Cole Caufield scored the other goal. Carey Price stopped 43 of 45 shots.
Montréal is averaging 2.50 goals per game and is connecting on 8.6% of their shots. That percentage is fifth-best during the postseason. The power-play has been solid at 18.9%. The Canadians are led in scoring by Tyler Toffoli, who had his eight-game point streak snapped in Game 3.
Montréal is allowing 2.29 goals per game and they have the top penalty-killing unit at 92.7%. Price has been outstanding, going 10-4 with a 2.10 GAA and a .932 save percentage. He has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last six games.
- 6-2 in their last eight games in the playoffs as the favorite.
- 19-7 in their last 26 games as the road favorite.
- 1-8 in their last nine games on a Sunday.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montréal Canadiens Pick
This is desperation time for Vegas. They simply cannot fall behind Montréal 3-1 even if two of the next three games are at home. This team must put out its best performance of the playoffs, and they have put together some good ones. The Canadians have played well, and are winners of five of their last six games, but they are about to see how good this Golden Knights team is.
NHL Picks: Take Vegas at -185.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montréal Canadiens Total:
For Vegas to win, they are going to need to put lots of traffic in front of Price and get some early tallies. I look for them to come away from the first period up by three on their way to a decisive victory. Look for a high-scoring affair with this game goes well over 5.0.
Pick: Go over 5.0 at -132