The Florida Panthers are trying to keep their season alive as they take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight. The Golden Knights took a dominant 3-1 series lead on Saturday in Game 4 with a 3-2 road win. Chandler Stephenson scored twice in the game to ensure the victory for the Golden Knights.
Can the Golden Knights win their first Stanley Cup trophy in franchise history, or will the Panthers be able to force a Game 6? Let’s take a closer look at this intriguing NHL matchup.
Panthers vs. Golden Knights Betting Odds
- Fixture: Florida Panthers @ Vegas Golden Knights
- Date and Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST
- Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Florida is on the brink of elimination but is 13-7 in the playoffs and has scored 59 goals while giving up 60. They average 2.95 goals per game and allow 3.00 goals per game. The Panthers have a penalty kill percentage of 70 percent and a power play percentage of 21.4 this playoff run. Sergei Bobrovsky will be between the pipes for Tuesday’s game with their season on the line. He is 12-5-0 while giving up 2.50 goals per game and has a .924 save percentage.
Vegas is 15-6 in the playoffs. They have scored 79 goals while giving up 54 and average 3.76 goals per game. The Golden Knights have a power play percentage of 22.2% and a penalty kill percentage of 71.2. Adin Hill will be in the net for Game 5. He is 10-4-0 and has a .934 save percentage while giving up 2.11 goals per game.
Panthers vs. Golden Knights Prediction
With Matthew Tkachuk being a game-time decision for Game 5, the Panthers will be at a massive disadvantage. He has 24 points throughout the postseason and initiates a lot of Florida’s offense when on the ice. Vegas will have the crowd rocking and should score early, taking the hearts out of Florida’s chest. Expect this game to be close to Games 1 and 2 when the series was in Vegas and the Golden Knights had a 12-4 goal advantage.
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