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Panthers vs Golden Knights Game 2 Prediction, Odds & Props (June 5)

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in NHL Hockey

Updated Jun 5, 2023 · 12:19 PM PDT

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill celebrates with right winger Mark Stone
Jun 3, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill (33) celebrates with right wing Mark Stone (61) after defeating the Florida Panthers in game one of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Vegas Golden Knights host the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final
  • Vegas seized the series lead with a 5-2 win in Game 1 on Saturday night
  • Read on for all the Panthers vs Golden Knights odds and predictions ahead of Monday night’s matchup at T-Mobile Arena

The Florida Panthers will try to avoid losing two in a row since the first round of this year’s NHL playoffs when they return to action against the Vergas Golden Knights on Monday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Panthers saw a five-game win streak snapped by Saturday’s 5-2 loss in Vegas that leaves them trailing 1-0 in the series. With the Game 1 victory, the Golden Knights have now posted three straight series-opening wins while improving to 7-3 in 10 postseason home dates this spring.

Start time for Game 2 is set for 8:00pm ET on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena, with all the action televised on TNT and Sportsnet.

Panthers vs Golden Knights Game 2 Odds

Game Time (ET) Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Monday, June 5 Florida Panthers +1.5 (-225) O 6 (+100) +120
8:00pm ET Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+180) U 6 (-120) -140

The Golden Knights are -140 favorites in the NHL odds, while the Panthers lag as +120 underdogs. The total is pegged at 6.0, with the OVER shortened to a -120 bet.

After drawing first blood on Saturday night, Vegas has improved to -225 chalk in the NHL playoff series prices, while the Panthers have tumbled to +175 longshots.

 

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Panthers vs Golden Knights Recent History

The Golden Knights are now unbeaten in six all-time home dates with Florida, with five of those wins coming by multi-goal margins. The Golden Knights have also scored an average of five goals per game during that stretch, powering a 5-1 run for the OVER when these teams clash in Sin City.

Florida’s series-opening defeat also snapped an eight-game road win streak. However, the Panthers have avoided consecutive losses on the road in 14 away contests since late March.

Florida Panthers Betting Trends

For the third time in as many games, the Panthers drew first blood, with Eric Staal opening the scoring with a shorthanded goal. However, the club could not capitalize on a fast start despite enjoying a fast start and limiting the Golden Knights to just three shots through the first 16 minutes. However, as the momentum shifted in Vegas’ favor, Sergei Bobrovsky was not there to bail them out.

A leading candidate to claim Conn Smythe Trophy honors, Bobrovsky held the fort until allowing a soft third-period goal that all but sealed the win. The Panthers’ attempts at intimidation, a hallmark of this playoff run, also fell short as the Golden Knights failed to take the bait. That is not good news for a club that has scored two or fewer goals in four of seven contests and seen four of their past nine goals come on the power play.

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Outlook

With a little help from his goalposts and one particular save that will be featured on highlight reels for years to come, goaltender Adin Hill held off the Panthers long enough for Vegas to seize control and set the pace over the second half of the contest.

Hill has now allowed just nine total goals over the past five games, and in addition to joining the race in the Conn Smythe Trophy odds as a +800 bet, his performance adds value to the Golden Knights’ +120 odds of winning the race to three goals on Monday night.

Singled out for special treatment by Panthers bad boys Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk, Mark Stone excelled in Game 1, racking up seven shots on goal while snapping a four-game pointless streak with a third-period goal that iced the win. Overall, Stone has now scored in six of his past nine home appearances and should not be overlooked as a +180 bet in the NHL player props as an anytime scorer on Monday.

Panthers vs Golden Knights Game 2 Prediction

Unable to solve Adin Hill, and failing in their bid to intimidate the Golden Knights, the Panthers are going to need Sergei Bobrovsky to return to the form that got this team to the Stanley Cup Final.

Florida also needs captain Aleksander Barkov to shake off a three-game drought and payout as a +195 wager to bulge the twine if they are to even the series against the increasingly comfortable Golden Knights.

The Pick: Golden Knights -1.5 (+180); UNDER 6 (-120); Mark Stone Anytime Goalscorer (+180)

 

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