So it's time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. In the western division, we are waiting for a lot of bright and principled meetings, in one of which Vegas and Minnesota will meet. The first game in the series will take place on May 16 at 22: 00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this confrontation for you.

 Vegas Golden Knights»

The youngest club in the NHL continues to delight its fans with its game and results. Excellent attacking hockey shows in every game "Vegas", creating a strong pressure on the opponent's goal, although it does not always bring the result. In the season, the team failed to win the "president's trophy", passing ahead of" Colorado "at the finish, but still the Knights show a confident game in every match. The season was completed by the players of "Vegas" with a confident away victory over "San Jose".

"Minnesota Wild»

A great season was given out by the hockey players of "Minnesota", jumping in such a competitive western division as far as the third position. "Savages" during the season were famous for their sharp counterattacks, which should help the team in the elimination games. Still, with the defense, "Minnesota" has some problems, and a stable game in attack is not necessary to observe. So the last matches of the regular season ended with defeats from "St. Louis".

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 Vegas-Reeves (injury unknown), Brown (injury), Nosek (hip injury), Krebs (jaw fracture).

Minnesota - Rossi (lower body injury), Hammond (injury unknown).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with the victory of "Vegas" with a score of 2: 3.
  • Minnesota has a bad two-game losing streak on the road.
  • Vegas has lost just once in its last five games.

Forecast

In this confrontation, it is difficult to single out the favorite, because both teams are able to play effectively. "Minnesota" shows good hockey recently, but has problems with implementation. The Knights are now looking good with an experienced and balanced squad. I think they should take the victory on their own court.