NHL Betting Preview for Stanley Cup Finals Game 2: Vegas vs. Washington

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 29, 2018 in

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place on Wednesday from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights came away with the Game 1 win, with the teams combining for 10 total goals in the game. The expansion team remains as the NHL Betting favorite for Game 2.

The first period was action packed in Vegas, following the great pregame ceremony with four goals scored. Game 1 was tied 3-3 heading into the third period before the Golden Knights scored 3 unanswered goals to win the game. It obviously was the first Stanley Cup Finals win for the franchise of the Vegas Golden Knights. Remaining at home – the Golden Knights remain the favorite to win the Stanley Cup and are the betting favorite in Game 2 at -140.

NHL Betting Preview for Stanley Cup Finals Game 2: Vegas vs. Washington

Capitals on the Road

The Washington Capitals picked up goals in the Game 1 loss from Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Brett Connolly and Tom Wilson. Alexander Ovechkin recorded an assist in the loss. The left wing led the team with 87 points n the regular season, including 49 goals scored. Evgeni Kuznetsov also recorded an assist, and he led the team with 56 during the regular season.

The Capitals got the monkey off their back in this postseason. The Capitals had been good in the regular season for several seasons, and falling short in the postseason. Washington took down Columbus in the first round following losing the first two games. Then, the Capitals eliminated Pittsburgh, before taking out the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Golden Knights 3 Wins Away

Vegas is in its first season as a franchise in the National Hockey League and obviously have been an amazing surprise. The Golden Knights won the Pacific Division with 109 points, including 60 points at home. Marc-Andre Fleury was one of the best goaltenders in the regular season and has been sensational in the postseason, allowing less than 2 goals per game coming into the Finals.

Once again, the Golden Knights come in as the NHL Betting favorites against the Capitals.

Colin Miller scored the first goal for the Golden Knights in the win, and William Karlsson was the second goal scorer. Reilly Smith gave Vegas a 3-2 lead, and then Ryan Reaves tied the game a 4 in the third period. The game-winning goal for Vegas came from Thomas Nosek midway through the third period. And then he added the empty net goal late in the game.

Vegas Moves Up 2

The Golden Knights are just incredible at home this season and have been outstanding in the postseason. Vegas has a great crowd, and we are expecting much more of the same. Look for the Golden Knights to get after the Capitals early in this game, and this will be all Vegas from the start. The Golden Knights are going to win this game on Wednesday. Take the Golden Knights at -140 as your NHL Betting Pick over the Washington Capitals.