Carolina Hurricanes (26-34-9) at Montreal Canadiens (44-20-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday March 19, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -195 / Carolina Hurricanes +175 --- Over/Under: 5
The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens play Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after losing six of their last eight. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 19 goals, Elias Lindholm has 19 assists and Justin Faulk has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Cam Ward has allowed 106 goals on 1,176 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 68 goals on 709 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 34 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 27 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 210 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Carey Price has allowed 110 goals on 1,703 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 39 goals on 469 shots.
The Hurricanes are 11-24 in their last 35 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Metropolitan and 50-23 in their last 73 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Montreal and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
Carolina on the road? No thanks. Take the Candiens to win by at least two goals.