Who Will Win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals: Montreal Canadians vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals are finally here! Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning ended with a 5-1 victory for Montreal. The game was high scoring and without many chances, but it set up an exciting Game 2 between these two teams. The Montreal Canadiens knew they’d be in a tough fight. The Tampa Bay Lightning was really good. The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this game 49-20-6 straight up and 34-36-5 over/under. They are looking to keep their winning momentum as the Habs are coming into this game 36-26-12 straight up and 29-38-7 over/under.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2 Betting Line Movement

The offshore Sportbooks online accepting US players opened up the Stanley Cup playoff betting odds with the Tampa Bay Lightning listed as the-200 favorites. However, we are seeing the lines fluctuate around the-195 and -210 mark. The total is listed at five goals with the under listed in the -105 / +100 area. The over is sitting around -115 and -120.

Notes On The Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens are on the ropes after a 5-1 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Habs did their best to hang on, but Tampa Bay was too strong and last night’s game ultimately ended up being Montreal’s worst loss since a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Toronto back on May 25.

Yet, while you can reasonably expect Montreal’s outstanding goaltending and defense to bounce back at least some degree Wednesday, it’s unclear whether the offense will follow suit. Montreal has had a hard time in the first game. They only had 19 shots. They are not doing well and don’t have any players with more than 5 goals for the playoffs.

Notes On The Tampa Bay Lightning

Once 43 minutes in had elapsed and the Lightning finally pulled away from Montreal, they most emphatically did so – and sportsbooks took notice by bumping to the defending champs from -200 all the way to +550 against winning it all.However, the Habs will have to step up their game in order to combat Tampa Bay’s aggressive attack; on average, Montreal has given up 31.1 shots per game this postseason.

The offensive charge in the game was led by Nikita Kucherov. He helped the team get three assists and he is also good at a game called “Conn Smythe.”Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is dominating the postseason scoring race. His current 15 point (five goals, 10 assists) lead over teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy has only gotten bigger with 4 games to go.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2 Betting Pick & Prediction: UNDER 5 (-105)

Montreal’s lack of offensive prowess is something the Lightning have been able to exploit in past games, but we expect this year’s series will be decided by Montreal tightening up at their end.

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