Senators at Canadiens - 4/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (43-26-13) at Montreal Canadiens (50-22-10)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -128 / Ottawa Senators +116 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet Wednesday in the first round of the playoffs.
The Ottawa Senators ended the season red hot with wins in six of their last seven games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have three power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 27 goals, Mark Stone has 38 assists and Kyle Turris has 215 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Andrew Hammond has allowed 42 goals on 707 shots faced and Craig Anderson has given up 87 goals on 1,134 shots.
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The Montreal Canadiens ended their season splitting their last 10 games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have three power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 37 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 34 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 254 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Carey Price has allowed 130 goals on 1,953 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 46 goals on 509 shots.
The Senators are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 37-17 in their last 54 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games. The home team is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.
The home team has controlled this series over the years and the Canadiens know how important it is to get game one. I'll take the home team here for the solid price.