Money Line: -123.00 Vegas (Home)
The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in professional sports. Going back more than a century, only once has a #8 seed won the Stanley Cup, and only three times has a team ranked lower than a #4 seed won a Stanley Cup. The Golden Knights are the #1 seed in the Western Conference, and if history is any indication you have to love their chances here. The Panthers have been riding a hot goaltender, and the feisty play of Matthew Tkatchuk. A 10 day layoff prior to this series could be a huge momentum killer for the visitors. I like the Knights to get off to a good start on home ice in Game 1.