Los Angeles Kings (1-1-1) at Montreal Canadiens (1-0-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 11, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -125 / Los Angeles Kings +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Los Angeles Kings go on the road to take the ice at the Montreal Canadiens in Thursday NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings saw their opportunity for consecutive victories disappear in 2-1 road loss at Winnipeg on Tuesday. The LA Kings saw Ilya Kovalchuk score the first goal of the game off of assists from Drew Doughty and Alex Iafallo while Jack Campbell was saddled with the loss with both goals allowed on 39 shots.
The Jets received a first period tally from Mark Scheifele with Kyle Connor scoring a power play goal in the second. Connor Hellebuyck upped his record to 2-1 with the lone goal scoring on 17 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens scored twice in dropping their opener but got their offense going in a 5-1 win at Pittsburgh on Friday.
The dangerous offense of the Penguins saw Riley Sheahan score in the second period with Matt Murray charged with five goals on 29 shots.
Paul Byron topped the Canadiens offense with a pair of goals while Brandan Gallagher, Joel Armia, and Charles Hudon also found the back of the net. Artturi Lehtonen and Jeff Petry posted two assists each for the Habs to make the 21 saves of Carey Price a winner.
Under is 5-0 in Kings last 5 road games and Kings are 6-0 in their last 6 Thursday games and Kings are 0-5 in their last 5 road games. Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win and Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Canadiens are 0-7 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest. Kings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and Kings are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Montreal.
This looks like an early season tossup so perhaps something small on the under…