As the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights are tied 2-2 through four games of their Stanley Cup semi-final, Game 5 can be seen as a critical game. After tonight, one team will be on the brink of elimination.
The two times Vegas has been in a situation like this, they are 2-0 all-time in Game 5, and both times they went on to win Game 6 as well. The last time this happened was just over a week ago when they did it against the Colorado Avalanche.
The last time Montreal was in this situation was in the first round in 2002, when they were playing the top-seeded Boston Bruins. Montreal won both Game 5 and Game 6 by 2-1 scores, and Jose Theodore stopped 77 of 79 shots faced over the final two games. All-time, Montreal is 25-19 when a series is tied 2-2.
If you think this series will end in six games, Wynnbet has those odds at -130, meaning a $10 bet will win you $17.69. Think this series will go the distance? The odds for that are at +105 which means a $10 bet wins you $20.50.
Montreal is currently the underdog to win the series at +250, while Vegas is at -338.
Nick Suzuki is second on the Canadiens in scoring with 10 points this post-season. Only three different Canadiens players have recorded more points in a single playoff year before age 22: Claude Lemieux (twice), Stephane Richer, and Shayne Corson. If you think he gets a point in Game 5, that pays -104 (-125 for him being shut out).
All odds mentioned in this article are subject to change. Amounts are in US dollars.