New York Islanders vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (4-0-1) at New York Islanders (3-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -120 / Montreal Canadiens +110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens take the ice at the New York Islanders in Wednesday NHL hockey action.
NHL hockey can be a game of momentum and right now the Montreal Canadiens have it with four consecutive victories following a 3-1 decision versus visiting Philadelphia on Monday night. The Habs stifled the Flyers attack with the lone goal scored by Jakub Voracek in the second period but goalie Steve Mason gave up a pair of goals on 32 shots which was still a great performance. The Canadiens received a power play goal from Brenden Gallagher with Shea Weber also scoring with Alexander Radulov hitting the empty net and adding a pair of helpers to make the 31 save effort of Carey Price a winner.
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The New York Islanders might be a team on the rise in NHL hockey with wins in three of four but only time will tell. The Islanders certainly looked good Sunday as they doubled up visiting Minnesota 6-3 on Sunday night. John Tavares led the scoring burst with a pair of goals with Alan Quine, Calvin de Haan, Johnny Boychuk and Thomas Hickey also scored to make a winner of Thomas Greiss who made 26 saves to record the win. The Wild needed more firepower despite two goals from Zach Parise and a tally from Nino Niederreiter as back up netminder Darcy Kuemper was charged with the loss with 27 saves being far shy of what was needed.
The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and the over is 7-2 in Canadiens last 9 overall while the Canadiens are 7-22 in their last 29 road games. The islanders are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and the Islanders are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference while the Islanders are 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Canadiens are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and the Canadiens are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
The Canadiens have been tough to handle in this series but the Islanders are tough at home. The Habs are widely considered to be the best team in the land and if so, they need to win this type of game...