We have hit the heart of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Washington Capitals lead the best-of-seven series 2 games to 1. Can the Las Vegas Golden Knights tie the series up on the road in Game 4?
Stanley Cup Playoff Odds Capitals Vs Knights
Game 4 Odds, Caps lead series 2-1
- Vegas Golden Knights +105
- Washington Capitals -125
- Total: 5½ Over +100 Under -120
NHL Stanley Cup Series Price:
- Capitals -240/li>
- Knights +200
Who has the edge? Washington or Vegas?
The Vegas Golden Knights were barely a team a year ago. They opened the season as 500-1 long shots to win the Stanley Cup. The team is drawing some comparisons to Leicester City’s unlikely Premier League championship in 2015. Now Vegas is four wins away from sports glory and forever be remembered as the first expansion team to win a championship in their inaugural season.
“You have to have a healthy hockey team, and I think the biggest thing is we’ve won our series in four games, six games and five games,” said coach Gerard Gallant. “We had a lot of rest between series to heal up some minor injuries, and our team is fresh.
“There’s not too often you can say going into the Stanley Cup Final that your team is pretty fresh, and has very few minor injuries. Having time between series to get ready for the next one is a big part of having a chance to win.”
Standing in their way are the Washington Capitals who have been a mainstay atop the Eastern Conference for a better part of a decade but could never defeat their nemesis in the Pittsburgh Penguins. They won their third-straight division title, beat the aforementioned nemesis to reach their first East Final of the Ovechkin era, and are now in their first Stanley Cup Final since 1998.
"We’re going to the Stanley Cup Final," Ovechkin said after the Caps’ 4-0 Game 7 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. "I think everybody is happy, but we still have unfinished … you know what I mean. I don’t know. I’m emotional right now. I think we’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time."