Calgary Flames (19-21-3) at Montreal Canadiens (18-13-9)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -143 / Calgary Flames +129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Flames and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Friday evening.
The Calgary Flames will look to build on their 4-1 win over the Canadiens from their last matchup. Elias Lindholm leads the Flams in scoring with 37 points and a team-high 26 assists while Johnny Gaudreau has a team-high 15 goals and 16 assists for his 31 points this season. Matthew Tkachuk also has 29 points with 10 goals and 19 assists with a team-high 117 shots on goal this season. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.6 goals on 29.8 shots with a 20.4% conversion rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals per game on 29.3 shots against with an 80.6% success rate on the PK this season.
The Montreal Canadiens will look to gain some measure of revenge after their loss to the Flames in their last matchup. Jeff Petry and Tyler Toffoli each have a team-high 30 points with Petry logging 11 goals and 19 assists while Toffoli has a team-high 19 goals with 11 apples. Jonathan Drouin has a team-high 21 assists and Josh Anderson’s got 15 goals as well for the Habs this season. As a team, Montreal is averaging 3.1 goals on 32.9 shots with a 20.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.7 goals on 28.2 shots against with a 76.7% success rate on the PK this season.
Calgary is 1-7 in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Montreal is 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-1-2 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams.
Anyone who has followed me knows my stance on Montreal, as I think this team is overrated and even at this price is still fairly overpriced considering how they’ve struggled for much of the year. Calgary’s had their ups and downs, but they’ve won the last 4 meetings against Montreal so I’ll take a shot with Calgary and the plus money once again.