Vegas Is A Hockey Town 💰

It's been less than six years since the Knights first took the ice in Las Vegas, and they're now just a win away from another Stanley Cup Finals berth. Will the Stars play the role of spoiler in tonight's Conference Final showdown, or will we see another sweep as electric as last night's Panthers win 🏒 (2 min read)

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Vegas On The Cusp

There’s been a ton of hoops talk here recently, and although the Boston Celtics will be fighting for their lives against the Miami Heat once again tonight, the NBA ain’t the only league with Conference Finals action going down. And over on the ice, the two series have been just as one-sided 😳

First, the Panthers knocked off the Boston Bruins, the best team in NHL regular season history. They then proceeded to beat Toronto in five and the Hurricanes in four - Matthew Tkachuk scored all three of the game winners in the Conference Finals, earning him a new fan 👇

Meanwhile in the West, the Vegas Golden Knights currently hold a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Stars. We’ve got Game 4 to look forward to tonight, and if nothing else, I at least hope the fans at the American Airlines Center are a bit better behaved this time around 😂

Poor etiquette aside, it’s hard to blame the Dallas faithful for being upset with the Stars’ performance in Game 3. In a game that was about as must-win as it gets, the Knights came into their house and breezed to a 4-0 victory 😬

  • What makes that blowout loss even tougher to stomach is how close the Stars came to stealing a win in Vegas. Each of the first two battles needed an OT period before the home team ultimately prevailed, 4-3 in Game 1 and 3-2 in Game 2

It’s crazy to think that six years ago, the Golden Knights didn’t even exist, and now they’re just a win away from their second appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals 📈

  • If you’re new to the NHL scene, believe it or not, Vegas reached the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season. Nothing like playoff hockey, am I right?

  • But by no means was their inaugural success just some fluky run — lately, there’s often been a lot to cheer for in Vegas this time of year 😏

This Golden Knights’ squad could have the juice to make history. The Western Conference regular season champs this year, they’ve looked even better in the playoffs with only four losses through the first three rounds 💪

  • The polarizing but extremely talented Jack Eichel is playing some of the best hockey of his career, with a team-high 16 points this postseason, and captain Mark Stone has been as steady as they come…when he isn’t being absolutely leveled 😬

The loss of captain Jamie Benn for Dallas isn’t an insignificant one, as if a 3-0 series deficit wasn’t demoralizing enough. But don’t count out the Stars on their home ice tonight, especially with the playoff scoring leader Roope Hintz overdue for a big performance. Check out how the lines are looking for Game 4 tonight 👇

  • Spread: Stars -1.5

  • Moneyline: Stars -122, Golden Knights +102

  • O/U: 5.5 Total Goals

  • When: 8PM EST on ESPN

Trivia Question: Who did the Golden Knights lose to in the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals?

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For My Parlay Gurus

The beatdown in Game 3 wasn’t a great case for home ice advantage, but I like the Stars’ chances of bouncing back and taking at least one in this series. I’m going with a Dallas win tonight, along with Roope finding the back of the net for the first time since Game 1. Check out this parlay 👇

  • Stars ML vs. Knights: -122

  • Roope Hintz Anytime Goal Scorer: +155

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Trivia Answer: The Washington Capitals took down the Knights in five games to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history

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