Game four of the Western Conference Finals is set for Thursday night when the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Dallas Stars. A sweep could be on the books in this one, but Dallas will hope to get this series back to Vegas. Below is my NHL pick for the Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars Betting Pick
The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights +109
This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
Why Bet the Vegas Golden Knights:
✅ Vegas is on a roll having won five consecutive games.
✅ The Golden Knights have won six of their last seven games away from home.
✅ Dallas has lost four of their last five games played.
Vegas Golden Knights One Win Away
Vegas looks like the Stanley Cup favorites at this point and they are just five wins away from lifting The Cup. It has been an impressive last two weeks for the Golden Knights as they have won five games in a row to wrap up their series against Edmonton and take a 3-0 series lead against these Stars.
Game three got off to a fast start with Vegas taking a 1-0 lead just 1:11 into the game. The Golden Knights would get two more goals in the next six minutes to lead 3-0 after just seven minutes and 10 seconds. Vegas scored one more goal midway through the second period to make it 4-0 and that was the end of the offense in this one. Dallas suffered a poor 4-0 defeat on home ice, now trail the series 3-0, and should be without captain Jamie Benn who may have a suspension coming his way.
In the game three win, Jonathan Marchessault, Ivan Barbashev, William Carrier, and Alex Pietrangelo all got on the scoresheet. Five different Golden Knights recorded at least one assist on the night.
The Dallas Stars Just Need One
Dallas would have been down about losing two in Vegas, but they were right there in both games and could have grabbed one. However, their performance at home in game three looked like a team that knows they are out classed and they lacked the belief they could win.
The Stars outshot Vegas 34-16, but could not get anything past Aiden Hill. Dallas could not stop committing penalties as they gave up just one goal in six opportunities. Jake Oettinger was pulled in the first period after giving up three goals on his first five shots faced. Scott Wedgewood allowed one goal on 11 shots in his relief appearance.