Game two of the Western Conference Finals is set for Sunday afternoon when the Dallas Stars visit the Vegas Golden Knights. Game one was a fantastic battle between two of the three best teams during the regular season. Below is my NHL pick for the Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Pick
The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -124
This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Why Bet the Vegas Golden Knights:
✅ Vegas has been in good form having won nine of their last 12 games played.
✅ The Golden Knights have won five of their last six home games.
✅ Dallas has lost four of their past six games away from home.
Dallas Stars Will Be Hurting After Game One
Dallas needed seven games to beat those pesky Seattle Kraken and they had three days off before starting the Western Conference Finals. It was a good start for the Stars in game one, but the result did not go the way the Dallas fans would have hoped.
Game one got started with Dallas taking a late first period lead and it stayed the way for half of the second period. Vegas got on the board 9:17 into the second period and the game was tied at one going into the final 20 minutes. The teams exchanged four goals in one of the more entertaining periods of the postseason. Vegas grabbed the lead 1:19 into the third period, but Dallas answered right back with a goal three minutes later. The Golden Knights again took the lead, 3-2, but a Stars goal with under two minutes to go sent this game to overtime. Brett Howden scored just 95 seconds into the overtime period to give the Golden Knights the 4-3 victory and a 1-0 series lead.
Jason Robertson, Roope Hintz, and Jamie Benn all got on the scoresheet for Dallas. Three different Stars players recorded at least one assist in the defeat.
Vegas Golden Knights Are on A Hot Streak
Vegas will be happy with their start to this series but won’t be happy that they blew two leads in the third period. The Golden Knights will have to clean that up if they want to win the Stanley Cup, but a win is a win, and they won’t be apologizing for that.
In the game one victory, William Karlsson, two goals, was joined on the scoresheet by Teddy Blueger, and Brett Howden. Seven different Golden Knights recorded at least one assist on the night.