NHL 2023 Stanley Cup Preview: Game 2

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Summary

The number of crazy moments we’ve already had in the first game of the Stanley Cup finals is truly insane, and we’re about to dig in for more in Game 2 of the NHL Finals.

The Vegas Golden Knights secured a commanding victory over the Panthers in game one, but things may be a little different in Game 2 .

Action from end to end of the ice rink, both of these teams proved that they belong here and that there is only bad blood between them.

Competitive to the last drop of sweat, there were a bunch of awesome goals and crazy fights between the last two teams left in the big dance.

Matthew Tkachuk and company look to bounce back from a game one loss that will sting, but not permanently damage the psyche.

The VGK will look to extend their lead and possibly put all the doubters to bed.

One of these teams will be one step closer or backwards to winning the beloved Stanley Cup so let’s analyze Game 2 now on Stake.com’s sportsbook!

Ugly end to Game 1 - Florida Panthers

Panthers Nation experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

A one goal early lead was erased quickly, and the power plays that ensued were all bad news for the Florida men.

Matthew Tkachuk was later ejected for roughing and the rest is history.

A silver lining that can be found in the game one massacre was their ability to get shots onto Hill, however.

They were not successful in converting most opportunities, but they had some great chances against a Vegas defence that is known to be sturdy and downright clinical.

Their star players like Montour and Tkachuk need to be on par once again for game two, and there is no better time to step up than now.

If they are able to weather the early home crowd storm, it could be up for grabs.

Pedal to the Max - Vegas Golden Knights

VGK is on a destined path towards greatness, and they are only three games away from securing the first ever franchise Stanley Cup.

The Knights are playing the best hockey out of anyone that was in the playoffs, and they are in the driver’s seat to take a command lead on this series.

Jack Eichel and Adin Hill are locks to perform in the big moments, and their team is clicking on all fronts.

Jonathan Marchessault added another goal to his playoff tally in game one, and he looks to be a lock to get on the sheet any time he’s on net.

Their team is confident as ever, and it will be a tough out for the Panthers to deal with in Game 2.

Defensively, if they can limit the high-flying Panthers offense, it could be a new star born in Sin City.

Prediction - Bet on the VGK once again as they look to take a two to nil series advantage going back to Florida on Stake.com

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