Devils vs. Canadiens - 4/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (47-22-8) at New Jersey Devils (31-33-13)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, MSG+, SPNET
The Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils meet Friday night at the Prudential Center.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have four power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 37 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 32 assists and P.K. Subban has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Dustin Tokarski has allowed 44 goals on 491 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 123 goals on 1,879 shots.
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The New Jersey Devils look to snap a six-game losing streak. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals and have scored four goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 15 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 27 goals, Adam Henrique has 25 assists and Steve Bernier has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Cory Schneider has allowed 139 goals on 1,910 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 31 goals on 379 shots.
The Canadiens are 35-16 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference and 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New Jersey and 20-41-3 in the last 64 meetings overall.
The Canadiens simply aren't playing good hockey as of late, and the Devils have the advantage in the rest department with Montreal playing last night. I'll take shot with the home team here.