The Best of the Day preview hits the ice with NHL tips for a pivotal Game 4 playoffs showdown between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights. 

NHL Tips – San Jose Sharks V Vegas Golden Knights

12:30 (AEST) @ T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

History: Played 21: Golden Knights 13 V Sharks 8

Last Meeting: April 15, 2019: Golden Knights 6 d Sharks 3 at T-Mobile Arena

Final Thoughts: The Vegas Golden Knights can take a critical two-game lead, while the San Jose Sharks aiming to square things up in Game 4.

The Sharks, second in the Pacific Division, came into the playoffs on the back of just three wins in their last 12 games. Similarly, the third-placed Golden Knights limped into the post-season with seven losses in their last eight games.

The Sharks kicked things off with a commanding 5-2 win at home in Game 1. But the Golden Knights nabbed a vital 5-3 victory in San Jose in Game 2.

Vegas then took the ascendancy with a 6-3 success back on their home rink.

Mark Stone scored a maiden career hat-trick – taking his series tally to six goals – in the Game 3 win. Paul Stastny’s two second-period goals also proved integral.

Logan Couture and Thomas Hertl both have two goals for the Sharks in the series.

Last season’s Western Conference Second Round series may start playing on the minds of the Sharks, who crashed out to the debutant Golden Knights 4-2.

San Jose have won only two of their eight regular-season and playoff matches in Vegas. The Golden Knights have won eight of the last 11 between the sides overall.

The Sharks will be desperate but the momentum seems to have swung too far in the direction of the Golden Knights to get behind the road underdogs here.

Tip: Both Teams To Score / 60 Minute Double – Golden Knights @ $2.10