Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/27/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (7-1-0) at Edmonton Oilers (3-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers 1135 / Montreal Canadiens -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens look for a road win when they visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place Monday.
The Montreal Canadiens head out on the road to Edmonton as one of the hottest teams in the game in the early going. The Canadiens begin their trip off a 3-1 victory over the visiting Rangers Saturday night with outstanding defense and goaltending leading the way. The Canadiens received goals from Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec with Dale Weiss adding a pair of helpers as the Habs scored in each period. Carey Price was outstanding with 34 saves to pick up the victory and in his first appearance versus New York since the Eastern Conference finals where he was injured in game one and done for the remainder of that series. Carl Hagelin beat Price in the opening frame with just under three minutes to go but the Rangers were stymied the rest of the night. The loss went to Henrik Lundqvist who recorded 26 stops.
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The Edmonton Oilers will be shooting for another win when the Canadiens pay a rare visit to Rexall Place. The Oilers offense took over late in a 6-3 victory over visiting Carolina on Friday night. Edmonton exploded for a four goal third period and the Hurricanes simply couldn't keep up the pace. There was no shortage of offense for the home team with Jordan Eberle scoring twice with Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Joensuu each finding the back of the net. Ben Scrivens recorded 27 stops to get the win with Riley Nash, Jeff Skinner and Jay Harrison supplying the Hurricanes offense. The loss went to Anton Khudobin who was charged with five goals on 28 shots as Carolina is still searching for win number one of the young season.
The Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 overall and are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win while the Canadiens are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record. For Edmonton the under is 4-0 in Oilers last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 with the Oilers going 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games while the under is 10-1-2 in Oilers last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. Head to head the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings with the Canadiens are going in the last 11 meetings in Edmonton with the over going 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings. These teams don't meet but once or twice per year so take the trends for what they are worth. I'm leaning to the hotter squad...