Ottawa Senators (14-15-4) at Montreal Canadiens (16-11-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -250 / Ottawa Senators +190 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Saturday NHL action pits the Ottawa Senators at the Montreal Canadiens.
The Ottawa Senators look to begin a much needed hot streak after upending Detroit on the road Friday by a 4-2 count. Luke Glendening and Dylan Larkin provided the offense for the Red Wings with Jimmy Howard getting the loss with three goals scoring on 31 shots.
The Senators received two goals from Chris Tierney with Thomas Chabot and Mark Stone also finding the back of the net. Chabot added an assist and Craig Anderson picked up the victory with a 26 save performance.
The Montreal Canadiens have enjoyed a bit of an uptick with wins in four of five after downing Carolina 6-4 on Thursday. Andrei Svechnikov scored twice for Carolina with Sebastian Aho and Jacob Slavin also supplying markers. Brett Pesce logged a pair of helpers for the Hurricanes who saw Petr Mrazek allow five goals on 39 shots.
Jeff Petry paced the Canadiens offensive explosion with a pair of goals with Matthew Peca, Brandon Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Shaw also finding the scoring column. Phillip Danault and Kenny Agostino gave the Habs two assists each with Carey Price giving up four goals on 31 shots to get the win.
Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and over is 7-1-1 in Senators last 9 Saturday games. Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 4-0 in Canadiens last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. Senators are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal and home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Senators are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.
Both sides can be difficult to predict but the Canadiens have found success the last week or so…