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Vegas Golden Knights Odds
The Golden Knights look to shake off the sting of their overtime setback and even their Western Conference finals series at two wins apiece on Saturday. Mark Stone set up defenseman Shea Theodore’s goal and was later credited with one of his own in the third period of Vegas’ 3-2 overtime loss in Game 3 on Thursday.
Theodore (seven goals, club-best 11 assists) and Stone (seven goals, 10 assists) are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in points for the Golden Knights. Theodore’s power-play goal in the third period served as his eighth point (three goals, five assists) with the man advantage in the playoffs.
Robin Lehner answered back-to-back shutouts by turning aside 20 of 23 shots, however he was unable to deny Alexander Radulov early in overtime on Thursday. The 29-year-old Swede likely will be back in net and will bid for a similar response following his last defeat, as he turned aside all 14 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory versus Vancouver in Game 7 of the second round.
Dallas Stars Odds
Radulov scored 31 seconds into overtime in Thursday’s 3-2 win to give Dallas a 2-1 lead in best-of-seven Western Conference finals. Radulov has collected six goals, three assists and four power-play points (two goals, two assists) in his last 10 games.
Captain Jamie Benn was paired with Radulov and Tyler Seguin on the top line for the first time since Game 6 of the second-round series versus Colorado. Benn recorded a goal and an assist on Thursday to boost his point total to 16 (six goals, 10 assists) in his last 16 games.
Miro Heiskanen set up fellow defenseman Jamie Oleksiak’s goal late in the second period on Thursday for his 17th assist this postseason. Heiskanen’s total is one behind Hall of Famer Mike Modano (1999) and two in back of Brian Bellows for the franchise postseason record.
Golden Knights at Stars Betting Pick for Game 4
Anton Khudobin appears locked in during the playoffs, starting 16 contests and posting a 2.77 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Khudobin registered a 25-save shutout in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals has turned aside 87 of 92 attempts in the series.
Solving Khudobin has proven difficult this postseason, and another strong performance by the 34-year-old could move Dallas within one win of its first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 2000.
Golden Knights at Stars Betting Pick: Golden Knights (-162), Stars (+140)
Stars 3, Golden Knights 1
Golden Knights at Stars Best Bet
The Golden Knights have scored just nine goals in their last six games overall, with five coming in the first three contests of this series. Max Pacioretty, who led the team in goals (32) and points (66) during the regular season, has just five and eight, respectively, in 14 games of the playoffs.
In short, Vegas is struggling to cash in at that end of the ice.
Golden Knights at Stars Best Bet: UNDER 5.5 total goals (-137)