Total: 5.50 | -124.00 Under
The Knights finished 40-14-2 last year and they lost to the Canadiens in six games in the semi-finals in the playoffs last year.
And obviously, this is Seattle's very first NHL regular season contest in franchise history.
The Kraken could only hope to duplicate the success that Vegas had in its first year. Seattle's hopes in nets rely on Philipp Grubauer, who was unbelievable for the Avs last year, finishing 30-9-1 with a 1.95 GAA and .922 save percentage (tied for first in shutouts.)
A big reason behind the Knights' early success was the play of veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury is now in Chicago, but this has the same sort of "feel" and opportunity here for Grubauer in Seattle.
The Knights finished third overall offensively last season. Las Vegas was No. 1 on the defensive side.
With Fleury gone, the starting job now goes to Robin Lehner, who was 13-4-2 with a 2.29 GAA last year.
I think Seattle's offense will take some time to "gel," and I believe the Knights can win this game by controlling the tempo.
A great opening night situational play on the UNDER.
Good luck, NP