The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue forward with the first round coming to an end. The Vegas Golden Knights and Vancouver Canucks have both advanced and will face off on the second round conference semifinals. The puck drops for this second round series at 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 23rd, airing on NBC Sports Network.
The Golden Knights are a sizable series favorite DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at -275 while the Canucks are +220. All four potential Golden Knights outcomes (4-0, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3) are favored over the Canucks outcomes. Golden Knights in five is the favorite at +320, followed by Golden Knights in six at +375. Over 5.5 games is currently installed at -139, wth under 5.5 games at +115.
Vegas advanced to the conference semifinals with a 4-1 series win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Mark Stone and Reilly Smith have led the Golden Knights with 8 points apiece since the restart. Robin Lehner has been solid in goal with five wins in six starts, while Marc-Andre Fleury has contributed a pair of wins in his two starts.
Vancouver advanced with an upset of the St. Louis Blues in six games. Elias Pettersson has 11 points and J.T. Miller has 10 points since the restart. Jacob Markstrom is giving up 2.48 goals per game and has a 6-3 record in the qualifying and first round series.
Below is a full rundown of the Golden Knights-Canucks series and how to watch it. The NBC games are all available at NBCSports.com/live.
Golden Knights vs. Canucks series info
Game 1: Golden Knights 1, Canucks 0
Game 2: Canucks 5, Golden Knights 2
Sat, Aug. 29, 9:45 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Canucks | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Sun, Aug. 30, 10:30 p.m.: Golden Knights @ Canucks | NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS
Tue, Sept. 1, 9:45 p.m.: Canucks @ Golden Knights | TBD
*Thu, Sept. 3, TBD: Golden Knights @ Canucks | TBD
*Fri, Sept. 4, TBD: Canucks @ Golden Knights | TBD