Anaheim Ducks (21-16-8) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8-26-7)
January 27, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +108 / Anaheim Ducks -133; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Thursday night.
The Anaheim Ducks will look to bounce back from a 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto last time out. Troy Terry leads the Ducks in scoring with 37 points including a team-high 23 goals while Trevor Zegras has 30 points with 10 goals and 20 assists. Sonny Milano has 25 points while Ryan Getzlaf has 26 points this season with Getzlaf logging a team-high 23 assists on the year. John Gibson’s seen the bulk of the work in goal for Anaheim and is 14-10-7 with a 2.56 GAA and a .920 save percentage this season.
The Montreal Canadiens will try to bounce back from an 8-2 loss to Minnesota in their last game. Nick Suzuki leads the Habs in scoring with 24 points including a team-high 8 goals and 16 assists while Tyler Toffoli also has 14 assists with his 21 points and Josh Anderson’s posted a team-high 8 goals this season. Jake Allen has seen the majority of the action in goal for Montreal, going 5-16-2 with a 3.15 GAA and a .901 save percentage this season.
Anaheim is 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Atlantic division. Montreal is 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games against the Pacific division while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
I get the allure of a home dog in most spots, but the problem is that the home dog is the Montreal Canadiens who haven’t done anything right all year long. It says something that the Ducks are favored here given their recent slump and the fact that they’re coming into this game on a back-to-back after going to extra time with the Leafs on Wednesday. Give me the Ducks here