Playing With House Money

Colorado Avalanche @ Vegas Golden Knights – 9:00 p.m. ET

This series has taken an interesting turn since Colorado’s blowout victory in Game 1. Vegas has locked down on defense, preventing Nathan MacKinnon or Mikko Rantanen from being on the ice for a five-on-five goal. While we can’t be certain how the Avs’ offense will respond, we have a pretty good idea of what we’re dealing with on the other end of the ice.

Since Max Pacioretty returned to the lineup, the Golden Knights’ offense has really found its groove. The veteran winger has a point in all six postseason games, and his team has scored at least three goals in each of the last six home games he’s played dating back to the regular season.

Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado defense look nervous against VGK, so let’s assume the Knights put several past them tonight and possibly clinch the series.

Pick: Golden Knights Team Total Over 3 (+100)*

DFS Value Play: Brandon Saad ($5000)