Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs - 2/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (25-31-5) at Montreal Canadiens (40-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -230 / Toronto Maple Leafs +205 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have split their last four games and begin a four-game road trip. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have three power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 23 goals, James van Riemsdyk has 24 assists and Tyler Bozak has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 107 goals on 1,275 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 68 goals on 722 shots.
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The Montreal Canadiens look to stay hot with wins in five of their last seven games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have two power play goals in their last six games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 30 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 24 assists and Alex Galchenyuk has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Carey Price has allowed 94 goals on 1,443 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 34 goals on 397 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 16-48 in their last 64 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 29-12 in their last 41 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Candiens have been on fire lately, especailly on the offensive end. So instead of backing the Canaidens for no value, I suggest taking the over in this matchup.