Montreal Canadiens (0-0-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -250 / Montreal Canadiens +215 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Saturday NHL features the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Montreal Canadiens gave the Toronto Maple Leafs all they could handle in a 3-2, overtime defeat on Wednesday. Montreal played well defensively but couldn’t get their offense going despite 36 shots.
The Canadiens saw Artturi Lehkonen score the opening goal in the first with Andrew Shaw lighting the lamp on the power play in the second. Auston Matthews scored twice for Toronto including the overtime winner with John Tavares adding a goal.
Carey Price gave up three goals for the Canadiens on 26 shots to fall to 0-0-1 while Frederik Andersen recorded 34 saves to give off the season with a victory.
The Pittsburgh Penguins began the season with a wild 7-6, overtime win against visiting Washington. Pittsburgh saw Jake Guentzel post a hat trick while Kris Letang scored twice. Derick Brassard and Evgeni Malkin also lit the lamp for the Pens while Matt Murray stopped 30 shots.
TJ Oshie led Washington with two goals while Jakub Vrana, Brooks Orpik, Alex Ovechkin an John Carlson found the back of the net. Braden Holtby was charged with all seven goals on 41 shots for the Caps.
Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 7-1 in Canadiens last 8 vs. Metropolitan and under is 23-5-4 in Canadiens last 32 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Penguins are 1-7 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Penguins last 6 Saturday games and Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. Canadiens are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and Canadiens are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and over is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins offense was out of this world in their opener and I’m looking for that production to carry over…