Montreal Canadiens (9-5-2) at Ottawa Senators (4-14-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +188 / Montreal Canadiens -225 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators meet Sunday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 10 goals, Jonathan Douin has 10 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 243 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 12 goals on 180 shots.
The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing 15 of their last 18 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Ottawa with six goals, Josh Norris has seven assists and Brady Tkachuk has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 45 goals on 368 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Canadiens are 0-7 in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Senators are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 13-39 in their last 52 overall. The under is 5-0 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Senators last 10 overall. The Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are on the end of a back to back and haven't had the best week, but they've played head and shoulders the better hockey this season and have won four of the last five against the Senators. The Ottawa Senators are a team that just can't get out of they own way and they're an even tougher sell with the defense stinking up the joint time and time again. I have no choice but to back the Habs here, and I'll lay the PL for added betting value.