Canadians at Golden Knights 12/22/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Montreal Canadians look for their second straight victory on Saturday when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights. The Canadians skated off with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. Carey Price was exceptional in net stopping 36 shots for the Canadians, while Shea Weber and Paul Bryon each scored to provide the offense.

Vegas won its most recent outing 4-2 over the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Golden Knights got goals from Paul Stastny and William Karlsson just over one minute apart from one another during a decisive third period. Marc-Andre Fleury won for the 20th time this season, which is tops in the NHL. Brandon Pirri and Nate Schmidt also scored for Vegas.
Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadians in goals scored with 15. Jeff Petry is the assists leader with 20, while Max Domi is the points leader with 33. Goalie Carey Price is 14-10-4 with a goals against of 2.84 and a save percentage of .905. Montreal is 13th in goals scored per game at 3.03 and 22nd in goals against at 3.17.

William Karlsson leads Vegas in goals scored with 14. Reilly Smith is the leader in assists with 18, while Jonathan Marchessault is the points leader with 27. In goal, Marc-Andre Fleury is 20-10-2 with a 2.56 goals against average and .907 save percentage. Vegas is 16th in goals scored at 2.97, 7th in goals against at 2.78.

Vegas has won 11 of its last 15 overall and 46 of its last 64 on its home ice. The Golden Knights have won 5 of the last 6 at home versus an opponent with a losing record on the road. Montreal has won just 3 of its last 12 in the third game of a 3-in-4 scenario and just 8 of its last 29 following a victory. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 3-2.

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