Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Jun 09, 2023

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Vegas Golden Knights at Florida Panthers

After a dramatic win in Game 3 by the Florida Panthers, Vegas’ series lead is cut to 2-1. Game 4 goes Saturday night in Sunrise.

June 10, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
BB&T Center
Puckline +1.5 -300
Moneyline -117
Over / Under o +5.5


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Puckline -1.5 +248
Moneyline -104
Over / Under u +5.5


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The Florida Panthers were less than three minutes away from facing a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup finals. Who should be in the crease to tie the game on a rebound but Matthew Tkachuk? Carter Verhaeghe would score in the first overtime period and take the match 3-2.

The team have Friday off but get back on the horse on Saturday for Game 4. The odds have never been tighter. The host Panthers are -118 on the NHL odds’ moneyline to Vegas’s -102.

Golden Knights vs. Panthers NHL Betting Odds

The final minutes of the third period and first few of overtime in Game 3 have greatly changed the complexity of the series table. A -455 favourites status for Vegas prior to the third contest has shrunk to -250 Conversely, Florida’s much more dire +382 has improved to +219. We have a series now.

To their credit, the Golden Knights are no strangers to playoff series that tighten up by the fourth bout. They led both the first and second rounds 2-1 after three games and it didn’t stop them from getting this far. It will be interesting to see how the Golden Knights react to the Game 3 defeat. Their playoff run has seen them either run up the scoreboard or their offence get nullified. They’ve scored four, six, five, and seven goals in their past four wins and only two goals in each of the three most recent defeats.

Florida can essentially tell themselves that they’re in exactly the same spot as they were in the initial round. Down 2-1 to the Boston, they still found a way to claim the series. Although the Golden Knights didn’t have the historic season that the Bruins did, their opponents topped the Western Conference and have looked, at times, like the far better team. Florida has been here before.

Vegas Golden Knights

This is where coaching will be of supreme importance. Yes, players can say it’s time to move on to the next game, but how a coach manages the emotional and psychological hurdles involved with defeats like Game 3 matters.

Bruce Cassidy hopefully had some astute things to say in the locker room Thursday night and during Friday’s practice, because this one stung. To be so close to a commanding 3-0 series lead, to have hit the post with minutes to go to ice the game, only to now find themselves in a proper dog fight. It’s funny. Jonathan Marchessault scored again (13th), and again on the power play in the second period to hand his side a 2-1 lead. It was getting increasingly obvious that he is just as strong a choice for the Conn Smythe trophy. And then of course Tkachuk had to score late in the third to send the game to OT.

Still, two more power play goals give the team six in this series. Mark Stone (eight) got the other in the first period.

Florida Panthers

This was more like it. A tight, intense game that went down to the wire, which is exactly when the Panthers seem to be in their comfort zone.

Just as we mentioned that Vegas’ reaction come Game 4 will be intriguing, so too will Florida’s. Was the ending to Game 3 the kick in the behind that the team needs to perform the ultimate push for glory, or was it a flash in the pan? To be fair, apart from when they opened the tally in the first period through Brandon Montour (seventh), they didn’t look great on Thursday night. Vegas did a splendid job nullifying most of their attacking attempts. Keep in mind that the game went to overtime and the Panthers finished with only 23 shots. Granted, they made their few chances count, but they didn’t create many. One gets the feeling that they’ll still need to play better. Vegas isn’t going to just lie down and die because of one loss.

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