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Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 6/18/2021

The Vegas Golden Knights takes on the Montreal Canadiens on 6/18/2021 at 8:00PM.

Vegas and Montreal face off in an playoff game. The Vegas Golden Knights has a record of 40-14 this season. The Montreal Canadiens is 24-21 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Defense Preview

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Opponents take 27.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Vegas Golden Knights Team Offense Preview

They score 2.8 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 17.82% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are average in their shot quality.

Montreal Canadiens Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this needs to be brought down. Opponents force Montreal into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.49%, which is below average.

Opponents take 28.2 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Montreal Canadiens Team Offense Preview

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They take 31.2 shots per game regardless of situation and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Vegas Roster

The Players to Watch for Vegas

Alec Martinez D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 26.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 23 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 32 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 10.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Shea Theodore D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 28.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 34 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mark Stone RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 26.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 21 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 40 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 61 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 21.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

The Montreal Roster

The Players to Watch for Montreal

Jeff Petry D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 12 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 9.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Joel Edmundson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 28.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Shea Weber D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 19 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Vegas 3 Montreal 2

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