The Montreal Canadiens can score their ticket to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 28 years with a victory Thursday night when they fight the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of their semi-final series as +125 home losers in the NHL odds at OddsShark.com supervised bookmakers.
Montreal had arguably their best performance in the playoffs this year in Game 5, taking home a 4-1 victory that gives the team a 3-2 series lead heading into Thursday night’s showdown at the Bell Center.
With Tuesday’s victory, the Canadiens have now claimed victory in each of the 10 games in which they have scored at least two goals during this year’s playoffs. Now on a steady 10-2 streak, during which they have avoided back-to-back losses, the Canadiens have become favorites to eliminate Las Vegas for the first time in this series, with short odds of -170 in the NHL playoff series prices.
And lay down like shots in the Stanley Cup odds Following their overtime loss in Game 4, the Canadiens have also made significant strides in NHL futures and now stand at +325 to lift the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993.
Stable play at home in front of a growing number of fans has been key to Montreal’s success. The team has claimed victory in four of its last five games at the Bell Center, allowing just nine total goals against during that stretch. And while the Canadiens fell short at home last time, losing a 2-1 decision that also marked the team’s first overtime loss so far in the postseason, they have a historic lead over Las Vegas, taking the win. in four of five all-time home matches.
Now facing elimination for the second time in this year’s playoffs, the Golden Knights look to Game 6 as road favorites -145 declined by online gambling sites. Stretched out by the fierce defensive play of the Canadiens, the Golden Knights’ attack has been effectively contained throughout this series. Vegas has managed just seven total goals in the past four games, extending a troubling trend that has seen the team score just 10 total goals and lose four of its last six road games.
Things don’t get any easier when they return to a city that is expected to be in a festive mood. Montreal will join the rest of Quebec in celebrating Saint John the Baptist Day, the province’s national holiday, which will likely add to the excitement of the small but likely contingent of fans expected to be in attendance at the Bell Center.