Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (7-6-4) at Montreal Canadiens (14-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, RDS
The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens meet Thanksgiving night in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to keep the puck rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with eight goals, Victor Rask has seven assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 91.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 32 goals on 394 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have won six straight games when allowing two or less goals.
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The Montreal Canadiens look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Galchenyuk leads Montreal with eight goals, Shea Weber has nine assists and Paul Byron has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 23 goals on 402 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 22 goals on 226 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have lost four straight games when allowing more than two goals.
The Hurricanes are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 6-14 in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-8 in their last 29 home games. The Hurricanes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Montreal and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Canadiens have cooled off after a monster start to the season, while the Hurricanes are playing their best hockey of the year with five straight victories. Montreal isn't easy to beat at home and the Hurricanes know this first hand, but it's hard to bet against the form of the Hurricanes right now. I'll take a shot with Carolina on the road.