Red Wings vs. Canadiens - 2/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (36-15-4) at Detroit Red Wings (31-13-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -125 / Montreal Canadiens +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, FSDT
The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings play Monday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens have won four of their last five games and begin a two-game road trip. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have one power play goal in their last four games and have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 25 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 22 assists and Alex Galchenyuk has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six straight games. Carey Price has allowed 87 goals on 1,309 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 31 goals on 359 shots.
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The Detroit Red Wings hope to bounce back after splitting their last six games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have scored a power play goal in five straight games and have won 14 of their last 15 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 23 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 34 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 69 goals on 854 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 47 goals on 518 shots.
The Canadiens are 8-1 in their last 9 road games and 44-18 in their last 62 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Red Wings have cooled off quite a bit since their monster tear took place last month. Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens have become a great road team that's won eight of their last nine games away from home. I'll take Montreal on the road for the plus money.