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NHL Hockey Handicapping – Golden Knights vs. Panthers
(14-6) Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers (13-6)
Date: June 10th 2023
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FLA Live Arena
Hockey NHL Money Line Odds: Golden Knights -105 Panthers -115 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Golden Knights +1.5 -250 Panthers -1.5 +210
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
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For the first time in franchise history, the Florida Panthers have won a game in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Leave it to the scrappy Matthew Tkachuk to tie things up for the Cats with only 2:13 left in regulation. He was down low, right in Adin Hill’s kitchen, and was able to tap in the equalizer from just outside the crease.
Not long into the extra frame, you could feel the all of FLA Live Arena finally take a breath when Carter Verhaeghe unleashed a shot from high in the slot for the game-winner. Of course, Tkachuk was on the edge of the crease creating the havoc that allowed the Panthers to get back in the series and avoid a 3-0 deficit.
Now Florida will be looking to lock up another win on home ice and head back to Vegas deadlocked at two games a piece.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights had plenty of great opportunities and capitalized on some.
Their first goal came on a 4-on-3 power play that saw Mark Stone tip in a Jonathan Marchessault point shot. Stone was unmarked in front of the Panthers’ net due to Florida being shorthanded, two major issues that Vegas has been able to make good on.
The second goal for the away squad was another power play marker but this one was off a one timer from Marchessault with an Aaron Ekblad screen. Again, Vegas using the power play and a screen to get on the board.
While they ultimately took the loss in this one, they didn’t look outmatched and had plenty of great opportunities on Bobrovsky.
The Golden Knights’ offense currently ranks 2nd in the postseason with an average of 3.80 goals scored per game and are rocking the 8th best conversion rate on the man advantage at 22.5%.
Both Jack Eichel and Marchessault are tied for the team lead in points with 23 but it’s the former Panther in Marchessault who leads the team with 13 goals.
On the back end, they have the 4th best defense with an average of 2.60 goals against per game and a penalty kill unit that has a success rate of 70.7%.
Adin Hill wasn’t tested a whole lot, just 23 shots against, making 20 saves on the night.
His record now falls to 9-4 with a 2.12 goals against average and a save percentage of .934.
The Panthers have found success when the game goes past three periods. They’re 7-0 in overtime during these playoffs, which means they’ve won more games in OT than they have in regulation.
They also got on the board early thanks to a Brandon Montour point shot that flew past Adin Hill. It was Montour’s first point since Game 1 versus Toronto, a 10 game drought. The slump was a concern, considering he is their top offensive defenseman after a strong start to the postseason.
Their offense ranks 9th in the playoffs with an average of 3.00 goals scored and a power play that also sits 9th with a 21.8% success rate.
Matthew Tkachuk leads the team in both the goals and points category with 11 and 24.
The defense averages 3.00 goals against per game which slots them in 6th place and their penalty kill has a 14th best 69.6% kill rate.
Montour’s goal now brings his total to 7 in the postseason which leads all blueliners.
Bobrovsky found his form once again, making plenty of tough saves through regulation and overtime. He stopped 25 of 27 shots in the victory.
He has a 12-4 record to go with a 2.46 goals against average and a.925 save percentage.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Betting Trends
- Over is 4-0 in Golden Knights last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall.
- Over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 Stanley Cup Finals games.
- Over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers NHL Prediction
I don’t see back-to-back games under 5.5 for Saturday night and it’s as simple as an empty netter rather than an overtime finish.
Vegas has only gone back-to-back games without scoring at least three goals just once overall in the playoffs.
Add in the fact that the Panthers finally broke out of their scoring slump and they should be able to make good on the over.
4* Free Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
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