NHL Odds: Golden Knights at Brink in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Finals. The Vegas Golden Knights were on a run for the ages at the outset of the Stanley Cup Finals, but four games into the series, and the NHL’s Cinderella team is now faced with elimination for the first time in the playoffs. Will they rebound or succumb to the powers of Ovi and the Capitals?
It seems as though all of Vegas’ magic has dried up. Through four games against the Washington Capitals, the Golden Knights haven’t had a bit of puck luck. They’ve hit countless posts, missed wide open goals and the likely playoff MVP, Marc-Andre Fleury has looked pedestrian at best. But this is a team that has surprised the hockey world all season; maybe this is another surprise in the making.
The Capitals would disagree. They’ve been every bit the complete team that the hockey world has been waiting for. Team Captain, Alex Ovechkin, has never looked better. He’s played a defensively-responsible game all series, while continuing to score clutch goals. He leads the team in goals with 14 to go along with 12 assists. With Ovi and Caps’ goaltender, Braden Holtby, at the top of their games, it appears as though Washington has solved the mystery of the Vegas Golden Knights. Game 5 is this Thursday at 8 PM ET and Lord Stanley’s Cup will be in attendance. Bet this game at Bovada and get a free $250 bet.