The stage is now set for what will be a history-making 2018 Stanley Cup Finals no matter the outcome!
At Pph101.com the opening line has the Las Vegas Knights as a -140 favorite to win the Stanley Cup over the Washington Capitals. The Las Vegas Knights will have home ice advantage with four of the scheduled seven games being hosted in Sin City.
Game one will take place on Monday, May 28th, and pph101.coms current betting odds have the Las Vegas Knights as a -135 favorite with the total goals set at 5.5.
In 2018 in their inaugural season, the Las Vegas Knights find themselves in the Stanley Cup Finals, against all the odds! Las Vegas odds makers had their hometown Knights a longshot at 500 to 1 to hoist the 2018 Stanley Cup! Those Las Vegas sportsbooks are all a bit nervous and will indeed be on the edge of their seats the entire 2018 Stanley Cup.
For The Las Vegas Knights, the road to the Stanley Cup Finals started with a 1st round sweep of the Los Angeles Kings. Vegas than feasted on the San Jose Sharks In round two winning that series 4 to 2. The Knights moved on to round three and quickly dismantled the high flying Winnipeg Jets. The Jets were touted as the Western Conferences team to beat this year, and The Las Vegas Knights did just that, quickly grounding the Jets with a 4 to 1 series win!
The Knights so far have been dominant throughout the 2018 NHL Playoffs and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon with veteran Marc-Ander Fleury in the net!
The Capitals are looking to engrave their name on the Stanley Cup for the 1st time in their 43 year history. They did make it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998 but were swept in four games by the red-hot Detroit Redwings.
The Capitals road to the finals started with a 4-2 series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. They then moved on to round 2 versus the 2016 & 2017 defending Champion Pittsburgh Penguins where they also easily won that series four games to 2. In round three the Capitals faced there stiffest challenge versus the Tampa Bay Lighting defeating the Lightning in Tampa in game 7 of the series! The Capitals come into the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals with an overall playoff record of 12 and 7.
The hard-hitting Capitals will put it all on the line going up against this year NHL Cinderella story in an unlikely 2018 Stanley Cup Finals matchup!