NHL Playoffs Semi Finals: Free NHL Picks Today for Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

NHL Playoffs Semi Finals: Free NHL Picks Today for Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
Tue 22nd June 2021

The 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing! With just the one game on the agenda today we have had plenty of time to research the fixture in depth and bring you the absolute best predictions. Have a read below for all our NHL picks.

Montreal Canadiens @ Vegas Golden Knights (Semi Final – Game 5) – 9.00 PM EDT

The Canadiens came up short in Game 4 against the Knights, losing in a narrow 2-1 to deny them their third straight victory. With the series score locked up at 2 games each the teams now make the trek back to Vegas for the crucial fifth meeting.

After a goalless opening term on Sunday it looked like the second would go past the same way, however, the deadlock was broken with a minute to play thanks to a late effort from Paul Byron, his third of the playoffs. 

It wasn’t looking good for the Knights at the midway point of the third, fortunately an unlikely hero in Brayden McNabb stepped up, burying his first goal of the postseason to tie the score up, resulting in the game going to overtime.

It was the 5th time that either side has gone past regulation time this postseason, and the second of this series alone. The Knights were determined not to repeat their mistakes of Game 3, and wasted no time in putting the match to bed, with Nicolas Roy burying the game winning goal just over a minute into the added time.

Robin Lehner started just his second game in net for the Knights, and was determined to right the ship following the 7-1 battering he received against the Avalanche in Round 2. In a game where the Knights were outshot by the Habs, Lehner’s 27 saves were crucial to the win. 

The Knights reclaim the hosting duties today for what is the most important game of the series, determining who will play for the Final in Game 6. The Vegas side are the favourite to take the game down and we won’t be betting against them at home, the Habs have proven they are capable but they are still the second best team and the stats back that up. 

NHL Pick – Vegas Golden Knights (-230)
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