Penguins vs. Canadiens - 10/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (3-0-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (0-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -133 / Montreal Canadiens +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, ROOT
The Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Montreal Canadiens look to win another game after getting off to a fast 3-0 start on the year. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power plays. Tomas Plekanec leads Montreal with three goals, Alex Galchenyuk has three assists and Max Pacioretty has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 1.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed one goal on 21 shots and Carey Price has given up three goals on 58 shots. Price has allowed two or less goals in six of his last 11 regular season outings.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are still looking for their first win after a quick 0-2-0 start to the year. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 0.5 goals per game and have yet to score on a power play attempt. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with one goal while Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist have combined for 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed five goals on 63 shots faced. Fleury has allowed three or more goals in five of his last seven regular season outings.
The Canadiens are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Penguins are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 97-46 in their last 143 games playing on 2 days rest. The Canadiens are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Canadiens are on a roll right now and Pittsburgh is really stinking the joint up on the defensive end as of late. Fleury has really struggled dating back to the end of last year's regular season. I like the value of the road team and the plus money here.