Montreal Canadiens (9-5-3) at Ottawa Senators (5-14-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +180 / Montreal Canadiens -222 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 11 goals, Jonathan Douin has 10 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 29 goals on 270 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 15 goals on 219 shots.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Ottawa with six goals, Josh Norris has seven assists and Brady Tkachuk has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 47 goals on 400 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Senators are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 14-39 in their last 53 overall. The under is 6-1 in Canadiens last 7 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Senators last 11 overall. The Canadiens are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a rough week and are now 1-4 in their last five games in the favorite role. The Ottawa Senators are still a bad hockey team, but they've won three of their last six games and cashed some extremely handsome tickets as big underdogs. Usually when you try to take advantage of situations like this, the luck runs out and backfires, but the Senators at this price holds some value. I'll fade the Habs and take the road dog here.