New York Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (14-3-2) at New York Islanders (10-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Canadiens welcome back Carey Price as they head into Brooklyn to battle the Islanders in an Eastern Conference show down.
TheMontreal Canadiens finally lost their grip atop the NHL league standings and while they are perched atop the East and the Atlantic division they sit two points back of the Dallas Stars who are on a tear to start the season. Montreal does get a huge boost on Friday though as it is expected that Carey Price will return to the Montreal crease after a lengthy absence and if he is indeed back at full health it will change the dynamic of this team and get them back into their winning groove. Montreal has lost five of their last 10 contests overall but are 6-2-1 on the road this season while the Islanders are 6-3-2 at the Barclay's Center.
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The Islanders are right in the mix in the Metro division but sit seven points back of the Rangers for top spot and lost six of their last 10 contests despite a two game winning streak. New York has a ton of talent but haven't been able to find consistent play this season but with their offense ranking among the best in the East they have a chance to turn it around in a hurry and that could start tonight. However, even a rusty Carey Price is a huge boost for Montreal and if he starts I think we will see a low scoring affair that will be very exciting to watch in a game that could yield an overtime period.