Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (3-0-1) at Boston Bruins (3-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -115 / Montreal Canadiens +105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
Expect some heated NHL hockey when the Montreal Canadiens visit the Boston Bruins.
The Montreal Canadiens are expecting another NHL hockey war when they visit Boston on Saturday so entering that game on a positive note was imperative. Mission accomplished with the Canadiens skating by the Coyotes 5-2 on Thursday. The balanced Habs attack saw goals from Shea Weber, Alex Galchenyuk, Artturi Lehkonen, Alexei Emelin and Torrey Mitchell to make Carey Price’s return to the ice a success with a 27 save effort. Jakob Chychrun and Laurent Dauphin were the only Coyotes to beat Price but it didn’t matter as Louis Dominique was charged with four goals on 19 shots with Justin Peters replacing him and allowing one goal on 24 shots.
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You can bet the Boston Bruins are waiting for Saturday to arrive as the Montreal Canadiens come to town for a little NHL hockey. The Bruins will ready to go after knocking off visiting New Jersey 2-1 Thursday night. Boston trailed 1-0 before Brad Marchand scored the equalizer with roughly ten minutes left before Patrice Bergeron returned from injury to net the game winner with 1:15 left in regulation to make a winner of Tuukka Rusk and his 28 stops. The Devils offense came from Kyle Palmieri who lit the lamp early in the third but Corey Schneider couldn’t make it hold up despite a great performance that saw him record 34 saves in absorbing the loss.
The Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and the over is 4-1-1 in Canadiens last 6 Saturday games while the over is 7-2 in Canadiens last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 overall and the Bruins are 3-9 in their last 12 overall while the Bruins are 45-18 in their last 63 Saturday games. The Canadiens are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings while the Canadiens are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Canadiens always seem to be a thorn in the sides of the Bruins so that is going to be the trend to watch. Please check back when goalies are announced…