Montreal Canadiens (9-6-4) at Winnipeg Jets (12-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +105 / Montreal Canadiens -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from Bell MTS Place on Saturday night.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win to snap a four-game losing streak after a 6-3 loss to the Jets last time out. Jeff Petry leads the Habs in scoring with 18 points coming on 6 goals and 12 apples while Tyler Toffoli has a team-high 12 goals with 5 assists for his 17 points. Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki each have 13 points with the two combining for 20 assists of the 26 combined points this season. Josh Anderson’s got 9 goals as part of his 12 points and Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar each have 10 points. Carey Price has made 12 appearances in goal, going 5-5 with a 3.13 GAA while Jake Allen’s made 7 starts as the backup, going 4-3 with a 2.14 GAA this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will be out to build on their win over the Habs last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 28 points coming on 11 goals and 17 assists while Blake Wheeler and Nik Ehlers each have 20 points with Ehlers splitting his 20 with 10 goals and 10 assists while Wheeler has 14 assists. Kyle Connor has 18 points with 10 goals and 8 assists while Neal Pionk has 16 points with 3 goals and 13 assists. Andrew Copp has 14 points with 4 goals and 10 assists while Adam Lowry and Mason Appleton each have 11 points with Lowry logging 4 goals with 7 assists and Appleton chipping in 5 goals and 6 assists on the year. Paul Stastny has 10 points as well with 3 goals and 7 assists. Connor Hellebuyck continues to start the bulk of Winnipeg’s games in goal, going 9-5 with a 2.66 GAA in 15 appearances this season.
Montreal is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a favorite while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. Winnipeg is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Montreal is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Winnipeg.
I get that the Habs are a talented team and just took a new direction to try to push their ship in the right direction, but this team is still freefalling after such a hot start to the year which seems to happen every year for Montreal if we’re being honest and now going into Winnipeg to take on a Jets team that’s playing better hockey by a mile isn’t a good spot to be in and we’re getting plus money to fade the Habs on top of it. I’m in. Give me Winnipeg and the plus money here.