NHL Postseason Game 6 Betting Preview and Free play: Montreal Canadians vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Thursday, June 24, 2021

by Spooky Express | June 24, 2021 |

The Vegas Golden Knights will head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Puck drop for this game is scheduled for 7 pm eastern from the Bell Centre.

This will be the sixth game of this best of seven series. Montreal was able to take game five and pull ahead in the series 3-2. Tuesday night’s game between these two teams tied the largest margin of victory in this series with a 4-1 win for the Canadiens.

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview: Who will start in goal for game six

Vegas came into game five after tying up the series in game four. The biggest difference between the two games is the starting goaltender. Robin Lehner was starting in net in game four. Making only his second start, Lehner only allowed a single goal. Game five saw Fleury back in net for Vegas, and he went on to allow four goals in regulation.

The Golden Knights are led offensively by a trio of player William Karlsson, Alex Pietrangelo, and Max Pacioretty. Karlsson is leading the team in points with 14, scoring four goals and assisting on 10 others. Pietrangelo and Pacioretty each have 11 points. Pacioretty has five goals and six assists, while Pietrangelo has four goals and seven assists.

The goaltending will be talked about for a while if Coach DeBoer goes back to Fleury for game six and they are unsuccessful. Granted, Lehner’s first start this postseason was a rather poor performance, giving up seven goals to Colorado. It was almost a month ago. A big decision that will go down as potentially a deciding factor in this series.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview: Finish Off the Series at Home

A huge game five win put the Canadiens in control of the series and with an option to clinch the series at home. While the two games that were played in Montreal earlier in the series were split, the idea of clinching the series on home ice has to outweigh the fact that you lost the last time you were there. 

The Canadiens are led offensively by the play of the duo Tyler Toffoli and Nick Suzuki. Toffoli is leading the team in points with 14. He has scored five goals and assisted on nine others. Suzuki is right behind him with 13 points. He has scored five goals and assisted on eight others. 

In net for the Canadiens has been the 14-year veteran Carey Price. Coming off a relatively middle-of-the-road season for Price, he has been great in the playoffs. With an 11-5 record, he is giving up only 2.02 goals per game. If Price can find a way to put together a couple more solid games, the Canadiens should be able to stamp their name on the 2021 Stanley Cup.

Golden Knights vs. Canadiens Betting Odds & Lines

BetOnline has the Golden Knights, the Moneyline favorite at -140, and the over/under set at 5.

Free Pick

This will be the first time Vegas will have to play multiple elimination games to win a series. They have struggled at many facets of the game. Mark Stone, their leader in points during the regular season, has yet to accrue a point in this series.

Montreal will look to do the impossible and close out the series in game six. They have been the underdog in every game in this series. On paper, it does not look good for the Canadiens either. They have found a way to get the opportunity to play two series closeout games, but in front of their home, fans would be much sweeter.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Montreal Canadiens Moneyline +127

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