Canadiens vs. Hurricanes - 2/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (24-21-8) at Montreal Canadiens (25-24-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -115 / Carolina Hurricanes +104 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, RDS, TSN
The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens meet Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 18 goals, Kris Versteeg has 21 assists and Justin Faulk has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 77 goals on 812 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 59 goals on 597 shots. Ward has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Montreal Canadiens look for back-to-back wins for the first time since November. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 19 goals, Alex Galchenyuk has 18 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 81 goals on 850 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 365 shots. Condon has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-14 in their last 19 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games. The Hurricanes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Canadiens looked sharp in their Saturday victory and have beaten up on the Hurricanes in five of their last six meetings. Look for Montreal to win two straight games for the first time in forever.