St. Louis Blues (12-5-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-5-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 20, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +104 / St. Louis Blues -115 --- Over/Under: 5
The St. Louis Blues and Montreal Canadiens play Thursday at the Bell Centre.
The St. Louis Blues are 7-2 this month and are sitting pretty in the Central division. The Blues continue to play lights out defense, allowing 1.9 goals per game on the season and nine goals in their last five games. Teams can only take advantage of the Blues on the power play, but they’ve gone five of their last seven games without giving one up. Jake Allen has allowed 10 goals on 149 shots and Brian Elliott has given up 23 goals on 318 shots faced. Offensively, Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 10 goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has 15 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 58 shots on goal. The St. Louis Blues have scored four power play goals in their last four games and will play their second game of a four-game road trip.
The Montreal Canadiens have won six of their last seven games and are in first place in the Atlantic division. The Canadiens are also playing solid defense, allowing 2.6 goals per game and 10 goals overall in their last six games. However, Montreal has allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Dustin Tokarski has given up eight goals on 127 shots and Carey Price has allowed 41 goals on 476 shots faced. Offensively, Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with eight goals, Alex Galchenyuk has eight assists and P.K. Subban has 37 shots on goal. The Montreal Canadians have scored four power play goals in their last four games. Mike Weaver is questionable for this game with an upper-body injury.
The Blues are 44-19 in their last 63 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 road games. The Canadiens are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Central and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Montreal and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Montreal Canadiens have to snap their losing streak to the Blues eventually and there's no better time than to do it at home where they're very tough to beat. Give me the home team for the plus money.