So it's time for the NHL playoff semifinals, there are a lot of bright games behind us, but the most interesting is still to come. So we are waiting for the confrontation of the winners of the western and northern divisions, "Montreal" will go to visit "Vegas". The second game in the series will take place on June 17 at 04:00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this confrontation for you.
Vegas Golden Knights»
Excellent attacking hockey shows in every game "Vegas", creating a strong pressure on the opponent's goal, although it does not always bring the result. After a solid start in the series with "Minnesota" in the middle, "Vegas" began to fail, which led to the fact that the teams played as many as 7 matches. At the start of the series with "Colorado" , the team also failed, but at home they were able to get together and won twice, after which they confidently brought the series to a victorious end, showing competent hockey. The Knights also performed well against Montreal and deservedly won the first game.
A good start allowed the Canadiens to feel comfortable, because the failure from the middle of the season did not throw them out of the top four. After the failure at the start of the series with Toronto, the team showed character and was able to make a comeback, snatching a victory in the seventh game, which was a real sensation. The Canadians continued their confident play in the meetings against Winnipeg, passing the opponent without a single defeat, becoming the most important sensation of this Stanley Cup draw. However, the Canadians did not manage to do anything against Vegas, they lost with a large score.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Vegas-Nosek (injury unknown), Krebs (broken jaw).
Montreal - Merrill (head injury), Evans (concussion).
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended in a 4-1 victory for Vegas.
- Vegas has a good streak of five consecutive wins.
- In their last five games, Montreal has lost just once.
In this confrontation, it is difficult to single out a clear favorite. "Vegas" shows good hockey this season and always looks confident. "Monreal" is now clearly on the move and are in space form, but already lost in the last meeting. I think the Knights will win big again on their own court.