Philadelphia Flyers (7-6-2) at Montreal Canadiens (12-4-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 15, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -160 / Philadelphia Flyers +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens play Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Philadelphia Flyers have split their last six games and are trying their best to avoid falling to the bottom of their division. The Flyers defense continues to be suspect at best, allowing 2.9 goals on the season and seven goals in their last two games. The Philadelphia Flyers have lost six of their last nine games when allowing three or more goals. Ray Emery has allowed 15 goals on 177 shots and Steve Mason has given up 25 goals on 325 shots faced. The Flyers have allowed at least one power play goal in four of their last six games. Offensively, Wayne Simmonds has seven goals, Jakub Voracek has 17 assists and Claude Giroux has 72 shots on goal. The Flyers have scored five power play goals in their last two games.
The Montreal Canadiens have won four straight games and are atop the Atlantic division. The Canadiens defense has led the way, as they’re allowing 2.5 goals per game on the season and have allowed three goals in their last four games. Overall, the Montreal Canadiens are 9-0 this season when allowing two or less goals. The Canadiens have allowed one power play goal in their last three games. Dustin Tokarski has allowed seven goals on 98 shots and Carey Price has allowed 34 goals on 425 shots faced. Offensively, Max Pacioretty has eight goals, P.K. Subban has six assists and Tomas Plekanec has 49 shots on goal. The Canadians have just one power play goal this entire month.
The Flyers are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Canadiens are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 26-10 in their last 36 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings, while the home team is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings.
Tough to pick against the Montreal Canadiens with the way they've been playing and it's even tougher with the Flyers playing on a back-to-back. Pick Montreal as long as you think the price is fair.