Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - 4/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (53-22-10) at Ottawa Senators (43-27-15)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -110 / Montreal Canadiens -100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens take the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre in game four.
The Montreal Canadiens have put themselves in the driver’s seat with a 3-0 series lead with one more win needed to send them to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Even though they say the clincher in any series is the most difficult game to win the Canadiens seem to have Ottawa’s number after a come from behind 2-1, overtime win at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday. Dale Weiss was the offensive star as he tied the game 1-1 late in the third before netting the winner just under nine minutes in to the first overtime session. Carey Price was strong between the pipes with a 33 stop performance to pick up the victory which was number 20 of his career.
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The Ottawa Senators have not been able to solve the Montreal Canadiens and as a result it’s do or die time when the Habs visit on Wednesday in game four. Home ice seemed to give the Senators a boost as they held a 1-0 lead until late in the third when Montreal netted the equalizer. At that point I’m sure most of the Canadian Tire Centre had the premonition their team was in trouble which proved to be. The Senators received a goal from Clarke MacArthur when his backhander beat Price at the 11:28 mark of the opening period with the lead holding up until Montreal tied it with just under six minutes remaining in regulation. Craig Anderson was outstanding in defeat with an impressive 47 save effort which was even more impressive considering he hadn’t played since late in March.
The Canadiens are 6-0 in their last 6 overall and are 7-0 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games while going 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and the over is 6-1 in Senators last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record while theSenators are 15-3 in their last 18 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Head to head the over is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings while the Canadiens are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Ottawa with the home team going 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. No goalies are confirmed but I lean Montreal…