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Canadiens vs. Lightning - 3/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Lightning (46-23-7) at Montreal Canadiens (47-21-8)
Date & Time Monday March 30, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -125 / Tampa Bay Lightning +116 --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SUN, RDS
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NHL | Tampa Bay Lightning (46-23-7) at Montreal Canadiens (47-21-8)
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens play Monday night at the Bell Centre.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have one power play goal in their last four games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 40 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 32 assists and Tyler Johnson has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Ben Bishop has allowed 126 goals on 1,462 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 31 goals on 387 shots.

The Montreal Canadiens look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have two power play goals in their last six games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 36 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 31 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 230 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Carey Price has allowed 115 goals on 1,817 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 44 goals on 491 shots.

The Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 32-15 in their last 47 vs. Atlantic. The Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens are tough to beat on their home ice and Tampa Bay hasn't had much road success as of late. I like the home team for the cheap price. 

Pick:
Montreal Canadiens -125

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