For the second straight year, the Vegas Golden Knights have gone cold at the worst time. Last season, the team struggled to score goals against the Dallas Stars in the semifinals, which led to Vegas’ elimination. Now in the semifinals again, the Golden Knights have been unable to solve Carey Price, scoring just 2.1 goals per 60 minutes. Another similarity between the way last season ended and how this one appears to be trending is the fact that a defender leads the team in goals. In 2020 it was Shea Theodore leading the way with seven goals; this time around, it’s Alex Pietrangelo with four goals. With so much of the team's offense flowing through the blue line, it’s no wonder the Golden Knights’ forwards have barely chipped in. All the problems that plagued the team in the semifinals last year against the Dallas Stars have returned to haunt them against the Canadiens.
Can they turn it around and win Game 6?