Montreal vs Tampa: can the Canadiens win?
Montreal got off to a bad start in the Stanley Cup final, suffering a crushing defeat with a score of 1:5. The team showed a terrible game in defense, and the performance of goaltender Price was particularly weak. He only stopped 81% of the shots. It is also worth mentioning the fact that the Canadiens created few dangerous moments at the opponent's goal, which is why they only managed to one goal.
In the second away match, the Canadiens again failed to find their game, losing to the Lightning (1:3). This time, the attacking line played much better, taking 43 shots on goal, and yet they couldn't score more than once.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa continue to crush their opponents in the playoffs. This time Montreal suffered from the Lightning: Tampa have already defeated the opponent twice. In the first match, forward Kucherov scored a double and gave an assist - a stellar performance.
In the second game, the Lightning weren't as productive, but that did not stop them from winning with a score of 3:1. The main hero of the game was the goalie Vasilevsky, who saved 42 shots. That was a huge contribution to the victory. Now the team has a serious advantage, and the chances of winning the CUp are excellent.
In two head-to-head games in a row, the teams cannot score more than one goal in the first period.
In three out of five head-to-head games, the teams have scored in each period.
Tampa continues to smash Montreal in the final series. The Lightning look a lot stronger than their opponent, so there is no point in betting against them. Better to bet on the victory of Tampa again, despite the fact that they are playing away.
Our prediction - Tampa to win
Tampa didn't show the same productivity in the second game, relying more on the defense. Now the Lightning have a comfortable lead in the series, so they most likely will play defensively again.
Second wager - total under 5 goals