Montreal Canadiens (5-1-2) at Buffalo Sabres (5-4-0)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -130 / Montreal Canadiens +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens visit the Buffalo Sabres in a Thursday NHL matchup.
The Montreal Canadiens have been at their best with wins in four of five after upending Calgary 3-2 on Tuesday. Michael Frolik and Elias Lindholm scored for Calgary with Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund adding assists on each. David Rittich absorbed the loss for the Flames with all three goals allowed on 37 shots.
The Canadiens offense did all their damage in the second period with Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan Drouin lighting the lamp. Petry and Drouin notched assists and Max Domi posted two helpers to make the 21 stops of Carey Price hold up.
The Buffalo Sabres are gunning for a three game winning streak after downing Anaheim 4-2 on the road on Sunday. Anaheim took a 2-0 lead on goals of the sticks of Sam Steel and Kiefer Sherwood with Brandon Montour logging a pair of assists. Ryan Miller took the loss for the Ducks with three allowed on 44 shots.
The balanced Buffalo offense received scoring from Kyle Okposo, Jeff Skinner, Rasmus Ristolainen and Patrik Berglund. Sam Reinhart added two helpers for the Sabres to make a winner of Carter Hutton and his 26 saves.
Over is 3-0-1 in Canadiens last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 5-1-1 in Canadiens last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and over is 4-1-1 in Canadiens last 6 vs. Atlantic. Sabres are 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Sabres are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and under is 12-2-2 in Sabres last 16 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and under is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and Canadiens are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo.
The Canadiens have fared well in this matchup and with the way they are playing there is value...