Game two of the Stanley Cup is set for Monday night when the Florida Panthers visit the Vegas Golden Knights. It was a dominant game one performance by the Golden Knights, and they will look to replicate that in game two. Below is my NHL pick for Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights.

Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights Betting Pick

The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -133

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Why Bet the Vegas Golden Knights:

✅ Vegas has been in good form having won 13 of their last 17 games played.

✅ At home, the Golden Knights have won 10 of their 13 at T-Mobile Arena.

✅ Florida has lost six consecutive games in Vegas.

Florida Panthers Came Back Down To Earth

Florida was riding high in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they looked dominant in most games. The Panthers came into game one as slight underdogs, but they looked outmatched as they went into an early series deficit. It is still early and there will be no panic in Florida.

Game one started with Florida getting on the board first, but Vegas tied it up just before the end of the period. The Golden Knights took their first lead 10:54 into the second period, but with just 11 seconds remaining in the period, Florida tied the game at two. It was all Vegas in the third period as they pushed their lead to two 6:59 into the period and scored three unanswered goals. A dominant 5-2 victory for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Eric Staal and Anthony Duclair both scored in the game one loss. Anton Lundell provided the lone assist on the night.

The Vegas Golden Knights Were Bullies

Vegas had a clear game plan heading into this series and they perfected it in game one. The Golden Knights came out looking to bully the Panthers and right away they took Florida out of their comfort zones. A great game one and Vegas now looks to take care of business on home ice in game two.

Jonathan Marchessault, Shea Theodore, Zach Whitecloud, Mark Stone, and Reilly Smith all scored in the game one victory. Six different Vegas players recorded at least one assist on the night.