Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 3/19/19
Another win by the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night. That’s 9-1 for the Knights since the Mark Stone deal, and make no mistake, he’s making a major difference in the way opposing teams have to try and defend the Vegas attack.
The win at San Jose was very impressive. No Marc-Andre Fleury, second game of a back to back and up against a San Jose team trying to nail down a division title. The Sharks got on the board very quickly but the lead didn’t last and there’s little question the Knights were the better team for most of the evening.
By no means is the road to another Stanley Cup final going to be easy. But I really feel as though the Golden Knights are beginning to emerge as the team to beat in this conference. I’d make Winnipeg the most difficult obstacle but it’s one the Golden Knights have the ability to overcome.
In any event, this is looking more and more like another thrilling spring for hockey fans here in the desert!
The Monday free play turned out to be my only service selection and while it certainly wasn’t pretty, the Lightning popped two empty net goals while shorthanded to cover the -1.5 in their win over the scrappy Coyotes.
My card for Tuesday is not yet set, but here’s an early opinion.
691 DAYTON at 692 COLORADO
Take: DAYTON +5
Colorado can be tough at home and it’s not the easiest spot for a Dayton squad that was hoping to win its way into the Big Dance. But I’m looking at the PAC-12 as go against material in the postseason and the points might be a bit generous here. Opinion on Dayton plus the number.