Vancouver Canucks (43-30-7) at Vegas Golden Knights (47-25-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:45 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -210 / Vancouver Canucks +190 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Vancouver Canucks and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in game two of their best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series in NHL action from Rogers Place on Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks will try to bounce back and even up the series at one win apiece after failing to show up in game one, dropping the series opener to Vegas by a final score of 5-0.
Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring for the Golden Knights just after the midway point of the opening period before Reilly Smith doubled the lead for Vegas just over two minutes into the second on the power play. Mark Stone made it 3-0 Vegas just after the halfway point of the second and Alex Tuch stretched the lead to 4-0 before Max Pacioretty made it a 5-0 game just after the midway point of the 3rd, putting the result far out of reach for the Canucks, leaving the Golden Knights to steal game one at the final horn.
Robin Lehner got the win in goal for Vegas after stopping all 26 shots faced in the victory while Jacob Markstrom took the loss for Vancouver between the pipes after giving up 5 goals on 34 shots in defeat.
Vancouver is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games against the Pacific division while the over is 20-9-1 in their last 30 games overall. Vegas is 22-6 in their last 28 games overall and 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Vancouver is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
Things can only go up for Vancouver from game one you’d have to think but I still think that the Golden Knights are just the most balanced and deep roster remaining in the postseason. I think for game two we see a better defensive effort from the Canucks and the Golden Knights show up as well, so give me the under as my free pick for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.