Stephen Nover's NHL Monday Totals Crusher - 5-0 Stanley Cup Totals Run!
(NHL) Florida vs. Vegas, 06/05/2023 8:00 PM, Score: 2 - 7
Total: 5.50 | -117.00 Over
Result: Win
The total for Saturday's Game 1 of this Stanley Cup Finals also was 5 1/2. There were seven goals scored in Las Vegas' 5-2 victory.

I expect at least six goals to be produced in this Game 2. Here's why:

The Golden Knights have outscored their playoff opposition by 29 goals during the postseason. That's the highest amount in 12 years. There's never a letup when facing Las Vegas because the Golden Knights have four strong lines. The Golden Knights punctured some of Sergei Bobrovsky's mystique. The Florida goalie had been hot, not giving up more than three goals a game in his last 10 games.

Las Vegas fired 34 shots on goal of which 21 were high danger shots. The Panthers had 35 shots on net. The Panthers were denied more goals by goalie Adin Hill, who might have played the best game of his career. His stick save on Nick Cousins' chip shot may have been the stop of the year. Still, the Golden Knights had some luck. The Panthers hit the post three times.

Note, too, that five of the last six times the Golden Knights have hosted the Panthers the total has gone Over.