The Vegas Golden Knights struck again on Wednesday, as they won at home 4-2 to get the upper hand in the Western Conference finals against the Winnipeg Jets. Will the Golden Knights make another step forward towards a Stanley Cup Finals appearance? Or will the Jets even the series up at 2-2? Vegas is currently being given the 1.5-point “home ice” advantage at the sportsbook.
Betting Preview for the Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL West Conference Finals Game 4 on May 18, 2018
When: T-Mobile Arena
When: Friday, May 18, 8:00pm EST
TV Broadcast: NBC, TVA
Betting on the Winnipeg Jets (+1.5)
Mark Scheifele had two goals on Wednesday, but those were not enough for the Jets, who are having a hard time dealing with Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. That said, it’s not because of a lack of effort. In fact, the Jets, for the third game in a row in this series, outshot Vegas. They had five more shots than Vegas in Game 3, 35-30.As it seems, the Jets just need to convert, an obvious thing to say, but true nonetheless. Scheifele now has 14 goals in these playoffs, eight more than the next best scorer on the team in his postseason, suggesting a lack of help from his fellow skaters. Paul Stastny has six playoff goals, while Dustin Byfuglien has five. Winnipeg’s special team remain sturdy in the series having allowed Vegas to score just a goal on seven power play attempts.
Betting on the Vegas Golden Knights (-1.5)
Two down. Two more to go. That’s where the Golden Knights are in the conference finals following an inspired win at home Wednesday. As mentioned, Marc-Andre Fleury has just been tremendous between the pipes. After allowing just a goal on 31 shots faced in Game 2, Fleury followed that performance up with a sterling 35-save outing on 37 shots faced in Game 3. So far in these playoffs, Fleury brandishes a fantastic 10-3 record and an even more impressive 1.70 GAA and a .945 SV%. Jonathan Marchessault, meanwhile, followed up his two-goal performance in Game 2 with another such outing in Game 3, netting two goals on Wednesday. Marchessault now has eight goals in these playoffs to go with nine assists. James Neal also scored in Game 3, his first since Game 5 of the second round series with the San Jose Sharks.
Vegas wins, 3-2.
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