Vegas Golden Knights vs. N.Y. Rangers Pick
The Golden Knights earned a point on Friday, so they got that at least. They had previously won nine of eleven games. In other words, the Knights have notched a point in ten of their last twelve games. Not bad for a team who looked like they were still thinking about last season for the first month. Vegas quickly found out that this season isn’t going to be as easy as that special run in their first year.
The most glaring change from the beginning of the season to now has been their offence. Notably, William Karlsson has broken out of his early season shell. Karlsson has recorded 4 goals in 3 games and 8 in the last 10. Don’t expect him to match his totals from last season, but he appears to be back on track.
And with that, the Knights have been scoring easily. They have scored 4 goals per game in their last ten games. Meanwhile, the Rangers have been getting gashed defensively. Lundqvist was playing well, but depending on him to carry the load is getting difficult.
The Rangers have allowed at least 4 goals in five straight games. In their last ten games, they’ve given up 3.6 goals per game, so what was a positive for them earlier in the season is turning into a liability. If the Knights overwork Fleury, they’re going to start to be in the same territory as well.
Fleury has started the last twelve games. Malcolm Subban has gotten the start in only four games this season. Subban has a 4.03 GAA and 0.859 save percentage, so it’s understandable why they are shy about going to him. The Knights have given up 3.5 goals per game on the road this season. They’re on a back-to-back Monday with the Blue Jackets tomorrow. Subban is going to start Sunday or Monday, and if it’s tonight, I like the OVER even more.