Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens - 3/29/14
Montreal Canadiens (42-26-7) at Florida Panthers (27-39-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadians and Florida Panthers will play for the fourth and final time this season when they meet on Saturday. The Panthers surprisingly lead the series 2-1.
The Canadians have won four straight and seven of their last eight games. While the goaltending has been struggling lately, the Canadians have scored four or more goals in four of their last eight games. Tomas Plekanec has helped lead the charge recently, racking up 13 shots on goal, three goals and one assist in his last five games. Defensively, goalies Peter Budaj and Carey Price have allowed a combined 34 goals in the month of March. Still, the Canadians have won four of their last five games when allowing three or more goals. The Montreal Canadians are 21-14-1-1 on the road.
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The Florida Panthers have lost eight of their last 11 games and simply can’t wait for this season to end. The addition of goalie Roberto Luongo hasn’t really helped, as the Panthers are 4-6 when he’s started the game. However, a lot of these struggles come on the offensive end, as Florida has scored two or less goals in four of their last five games, including a 3-0 loss on Thursday to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Panthers have not scored a power play goal in six straight games. The Florida Panthers are 14-16-14 at home.
The Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 5-11 in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 21-51 in their last 72 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 19-7-6 in the last 32 meetings.
The Panthers are waiting for the season to come to an end and simply can't put points on the board. While the chalk may be a little high, this is either Montreal or no play.