Vancouver recorded its first-ever regulation win over Vegas on Tuesday, a 5-2 victory that leaves the series stuck with one game apiece heading into Saturday night’s game at Rogers Place.
After being called out after a 5-0 loss in Game 1, Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom put in a remarkable performance in Game 2, dismissing 38 of 40 shots he faced. While Markstrom’s heroism played a huge role in Vancouver’s return to this series, the Canucks continue to be long-drawn out shots to ultimately take down Vegas, posting a +290 odds on playoff prizes. of the NHL.
Ranked as the -200 favorites for Saturday, the Golden Knights have consistently beaten their opponents by wide margins so far in the playoffs, totaling 39 or more shots in five of their last six outings. However, Vegas managed to score two goals or less on three occasions during this span.
The Golden Knights’ offensive struggles have been reflected in the totals, with the UNDERs going 4-3 in their last seven games on sports betting sites. Despite their sometimes inability to convert a relentless offensive assault into goals, the Golden Knights remain the -380 favorites to ultimately win this series, and also sit atop the Stanley Cup odds with +265 chalk.
Elsewhere on Saturday’s NHL odds, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to build on the Boston Bruins’ 7-1 loss on Wednesday when they return to the game for Game 4 of their Conference Series. Is as a thin bet favorites -115.
After averaging just 2.70 goals per game in their first 10 playoff games, the floodgates finally opened for the Lightning offense in Game 3 with their highest goal tally since mid-January. Now ready to push Boston to the brink of elimination, Tampa Bay has climbed to a -270 favorite on the NHL playoff awards.
Pegged as -105 underdogs for Saturday afternoon, the Bruins have now lost six of 11 games this playoffs. And with just three wins in their last 16 meetings with Tampa Bay, they have a mountain to climb to bounce back with a +220 bet on Series prizes.
And later on Saturday, the New York Islanders look to bounce back from a 4-3 overtime loss in Game 2 as they face the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 of their series as a -115 favorites.