Montreal Canadiens vs. Anaheim Ducks - 2/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Anaheim Ducks at Montreal Canadiens
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bell Centre)
MON -195, 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks make their way to Montreal, QC on Thursday for a game against Canadiens in a matchup of teams from the Western and Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Ducks defeated the Ottawa Senators by the score of 3-2 in a shootout. Anaheim received goals from Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie in regulation and won the shootout by the score of 2-0. Ducks goalie John Gibson got the start in net for Anaheim and recorded the win, making saves on 30 of 32 Senators shots in the game.
With the win against the Senators, the Ducks are now 22-26-5 on the season and are currently in 7th place in the Pacific Division. Veteran center Ryan Getzlaf continues to be the most productive player for the Ducks are he leads the team in points with 35. Getzlaf also leads Anaheim in assists with 24. Adam Henrique leads the Ducks in goals on the season as he has scored 17, with 3 coming while on the power play. Goalie John Gibson is 16-21-3 on the year with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.96. Backup goalie Ryan Miller is 6-5-2 on the season with a goals against average of 2.86. The Ducks enter Thursday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.
The Montreal Canadiens welcome the Anaheim Ducks to town on Thursday after winning their last game against the New Jersey Devils by the score of 5-4 in a shootout. The Canadiens received goals from Joel Armia, Nate Thompson, Nick Cousins and Christian Folin before winning the shootout 1-0. Montreal goalie Charlie Lindgren recorded the win in net as he made saves on all 20 of the 24 Devils shots in the game.
After the win against New Jersey, Montreal is 25-23-7 which puts them in a 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are led in points by Tomas Tatar as he has recorded 50 points on the season. Tatar also leads Montreal in goals this season with 20. Tatar is also the assists leader for the Canadiens as he has recorded 30 on the year. Goalie Carey Price is currently 22-18-4, with 3 shutouts on the season and has a goals against average of 2.75. The Canadiens other goalie is Charlie Lindgren who has a record of 1-3-0 with a goals against average of 3.48. Montreal enters their game against Anaheim with 5 players listed on their injury report as Noah Juulsen is out while Victor Mete, Jordan Weal, Carey Price and Ryan Poehling are listed as day to day.
The Anaheim Ducks have scored an average of 2.49 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.06 goals per game. The Montreal Canadiens have scored 3.05 goals per game this season while allowing 3.07 goals per game. Both teams are 3-2 in their last 5 games and the Ducks have won 2 games in a row. Anaheim is 1-5 in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal. The total has gone over in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games against Anaheim. I am going with the Canadiens in this one. Montreal wins 4-2.