Tampa Bay Lightning (8-3-1) at Montreal Canadiens (7-3-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 3, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +116 / Tampa Bay Lightning -150 --- Over/Under: 6
The Tampa Bay Lighting and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Tampa Bay Lighting look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lighting are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with seven goals, Yanni Gourde has eight assists and Nikita Kucherov has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lighting are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 93.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 19 goals on 271 shots faced and Louis Domingue has allowed 12 goals on 106 shots. The Tampa Bay Lighting have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a statement victory after splitting their last six games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with nine goals, Tomas Tatar has eight assists and Max Domi has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 22 goals on 244 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 10 goals on 98 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed four goals in four of their last six games.
The Lightning are 8-3 in their last 11 road games, 38-18 in their last 56 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Canadiens are 5-16 in their last 21 Saturday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The Lightning are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1-2 in Canadiens last 7 Saturday games and the over is 20-9-4 in Lightning last 33 road games.
The home team has won six of the last nine meetings between the Tampa Bay Lighting and Montreal Canadiens. The Lightning have also had trouble in the past winning in Montreal. The Montreal Canadiens have also caught fire offensively recently, as they've scored 10 goals in their last two games and just lit up Washington on Thursday. This feels like a statement game for the Canadiens at home, so I'll take a shot with them and the plus money.