The Vegas Golden Knights travel to Florida after a bruising encounter in the last game that they would want to forget quickly. They had just started finding form with two wins in a row until they played the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is the last game for the Golden Knights on the road after seven games straight.
The Panthers have stumbled of late, trying to get back into that scintillating run they had. In the last ten games, they won seven matches and lost just three games in that stretch. Two of the losses came in the previous three games. Florida is third in the Atlantic Division with a 29-17-6 record this season.
Florida Panthers vs Vegas Golden Knights Predictions
The Panthers will hope to get back to the breathtaking form they showed in the whole month of January. One can be forgiven for assuming that the team is going through burnout. The loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets was the second game that the Panthers had failed to register a goal in the last three matches they played. The previous game before that was a 4-0 drubbing to the Montreal Canadiens.
In spite of the loss in form, they still retain a favorable position in the Eastern Conference, and they can challenge for first place if they can get back the form they displayed last month.
As the fifth team with the most goals in the NHL this season, it is no surprise to learn that the best thing about the Florida Panthers is their attack. Jonathan Huberdeau remains the key figure in this Florida team, despite the barren spell in the two games.
The Golden Knights have a 27-21-7 record and sit fourth of the Pacific Division. Despite goals from William Carrier and Paul Stasny, Vegas wasn’t able to defend Lightning’s offensive lineup that put four goals past them.
The return of Fleury is surely going to be welcomed. The goalie has an impressive record of 20-13-4, including 2.79 GAA and .907 save percentage this season.
NHL Moneyline Betting
With a record of 4-0 in their last four versus teams from the Western Conference, the Panthers are the pick to back in the game. Vegas Golden Knights are still without their centers in William Karlsson and Cody Glass but have found a way to win back-to-back games after the All-Star break. Sitting in a playoff spot, Florida will want to head into the postseason with confidence that they can beat any team.
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Date & Time: Thursday February 6, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
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