They don’t call it the "Wild West" for nothing.
After losing to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, the Dallas Stars look to bounce back in a big way.
For Vegas, they look to keep the pedal to the metal for Game 3. After putting together a quality effort on Monday, Vegas now has the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat for the rest of the series. These storylines and much more should make for an intriguing game on Thursday.
How should you bet, and what would be the best pick for your money? Don’t worry, we have you covered.
All odds are as of Wednesday night based on the odds at SPREADS.CA
The scoring party got going early in Game 2
This was a very interesting game in the sense that the first and second periods were blank in terms of scoring. However, the second period was where the magic happened for Vegas. Paul Stastny tickled the twine at the 4:53 mark of the frame. Then, on the power play, the Golden Knights made the most of their chance.
William Karlsson put the puck in the net at the 8:24 mark. That made it a 2-0 game and things were looking bleak for the Stars. The cherry on top of the third period was a goal scored by Thomas Nosek at the 14:32 mark. That made it a 3-0 game in favor of Vegas and gave them a stranglehold on this game.
Robin Lehner had a great night in net, stopping all 24 shots he faced. In doing so, he recorded his fourth shutout of the playoffs.
The usual dynamic duo of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin could not get anything going on this night. Seguin did lead the team in total shots recorded with four. Ben had to. Even still, it was not enough to stop pressure from Vegas.
I would feel comfortable taking Vegas in this one. They have shown that they are willing to battle every step of the way. The Golden Knights have seemed to be able to get into a rhythm offensively and have used strong defensive play to help out their goaltender. I do think Dallas will get on the board on Thursday, but I feel as though Vegas has the edge here.
I'm taking the money line for Vegas at 1.57
-- written by Danny the Geek