GREATEST SPORTS STORY IN DECADES HAS CHANCE TO GET EVEN BETTER TODAY!
I’ve covered Sports for 3 decades and watch more daily then likely any other human being, and I feel extra lucky to also live in Las Vegas, the home of the expansion team Las Vegas Golden Knights, so I can experience this amazing world wind season from close up. Today this team has a chance to do what nobody, not even themselves, and that is earn a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The team dubbed by superstar Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury as the “Golden Misfits”, a team of players nobody really wanted, meshing together to a level now of a possible Stanley Cup Champion. Hollywood couldn’t even write this script.
They say that last win to seal the Series is the hardest one, and doing it at Winnipeg, the team with the Best Home record in the NHL will make this task even bigger. But for some reason, the bigger the task given to this group of “Misfits”, the more then relish it and compete to an even higher level.
There are a ton of plusses going into this game in the Knights favor, one being this Playoff season has been the most unkind to Home teams we have seen in forever, as only one time has the Home teams won less. Right now Home teams are just (34-39) in the 2018 Playoff season. We have seen 28 games where the Home team has allowed (4) or more goals. Last year Home teams allowed (4) or more only 17x, in the entire Playoffs.
Add in Home teams are just (7-16) in games decided by 1 goal, the lowest ever is (9) total wins in 1981, and the Knights chances just seem to keep getting brighter.
The Jets though have played periods where they simply have dominated the Knights, and so far they have outshot the Knights in all 4 games. They lead in shots (129-109), but they simply can’t get shots past Fleury, who has been the Star of all Stars this Playoff season.
Las Vegas is (4-2) on the Road in these Playoffs and the Penalty Kill Squad has been just fantastic, allowing only 6 power play goals in (37) tries.
The Knights have outscored it’s opponents (18-8) these past 6 games.
One Knights player, James Neal, is still chomping at the bit for another try at the Cup, as he was a player on the losing team, Nashville, last year, losing to the Penguins.
LAS VEGAS ODDS: WINNIPEG JETS (-$155) * TOTAL GOALS: (6) (UNDER -$125) – GAME 5 * vs. LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS
OFFSHORE ODDS: WINNIPEG JETS (-$165) * TOTAL GOALS: (6) (UNDER -$125) – GAME 5 * vs. LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS
GARY’S FINAL SLAPSHOTS:
Winnipeg was one of the 4 Best teams all year, and at Home they have been sensational. The Knights have been able to play well away from home and already know winning feeling of winning at the toughest road venue in the NHL. This Series has been very close throughout, with the Jets simply making the worst mistakes and the Knights taking advantage of them every time. The Jets tied the Knights two straight games after the Knights seemed to be in control. Vegas though has responded with the take the lead right back goal each time, and within 2 shifts, proving that no adversity is getting to them.
Unless your a Jets fan, you have to be rooting for the Golden Knights here to close out this Series and keep this Cinderella story going longer. This one will be hard fought, I can see less penalties and that one play where pucks bounces right, to make someone a winner. Unless open netter changes final score, winning team likely wins by 1 goal today.
Enjoy the game, and if it’s a Knights win, see you by the Arena celebrating the most exciting day in NHL history.
Have a great day and may all your wagers be winning ones.
Las Vegas Sports Handicapper Gary Greene
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