Las Vegas Golden Knights (9-4-0) at Montreal Canadiens (6-8-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 7, 2017, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / Las Vegas Golden Knights --- Over/Under:
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The Montreal Canadiens look to build on their recent success as they welcome the Las Vegas Golden Knights to the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
The Golden Knights head into Montreal looking to continue their remarkable start to the season as they take on a Canadiens team that hasn’t had a strong start and have faced a bunch of criticism thus far despite playing much better of late. The Knights have had a dream start in their expansion season despite suffering a slew of injuries, especially in the crease, and while they are likely to regress and level out they are certainly riding high right now and are looking like a team playing with a sense of cohesion. The Knights are expected to send Maxime Legace to the crease as he has supplanted both Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban thanks to injuries as he will face off against Al Montoya who has temporarily taken over starting duties after the injury to Carey Price.
The Canadiens have come under fire to start the season as they got off to a terrible start to the season but thanks to a string of victories they are back to within two games of the .500 mark and all of the concerns have temporarily subsided. Montreal does have a pretty well balanced offense led by the newly acquired Jonathan Drouin but it has come at a cost as their blue line is atrocious right now and if they can’t find a way to fill the void left by PK Subban and rookie sensation Mikhail Sergachev it could end up costing general manager Marc Bergevin his job as the Habs are looking like a peewee team in their own end on some nights.
The Knights are 9-4 in their last 14 games and have played to the over in five of their last six while the Habs are 4-1 in their last five and winless in their last four against the Pacific. The Canadiens seem to be in better spirits and while they still have a ways to go I like them at home here against Vegas.