Montreal Canadiens (14-12-2) vs. Ottawa Senators (12-14-2)
December 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Senators -184 / Montreal Canadiens +152; Over/Under: +6
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The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Montreal Canadiens have split their last 8 games. The Ottawa Senators have won 6 of their last 9 games.
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 16 goals, Nick Suzuki has 15 assists and Josh Anderson has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 62 goals on 624 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 27 goals on 294 shots.
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 27.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 12 goals, Tim Stutzle has 17 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 45 goals on 490 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 33 goals on 396 shots.
The Canadiens are 18-40 in their last 58 road games and 37-78 in their last 115 overall. The Senators are 3-8 in their last 11 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games. The under is 7-2 in Canadiens last 9 overall. The under is 12-3 in Senators last 15 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to pile up the losses with a subpar defense, and they’ve been a mess, especially on the road. The Habs are hard to back these days. The Ottawa Senators are playing their best hockey in recent memory, and you’d think they’d start to find some success at home. The Senators are in better form and at home. Give me Ottawa.