Montreal Canadiens (16-6-1) at Buffalo Sabres (6-14-2)
|Date & Time||Friday November 28, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +172 / Montreal Canadiens -190 --- Over/Under: 5
The Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres play Friday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Montreal Canadiens have won eight of their last 10 games and have been getting it done defensively. The Canadiens are allowing 2.5 goals per game on the season but have allowed 11 goals in their last four games. The Montreal Canadiens have won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less goals, and they haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Carey Price has allowed 42 goals on 541 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 13 goals on 161 shots. Offensively, the Canadiens are averaging 2.5 goals and have scored one power play goal in their last five games. Max Pacioretty has 10 goals, Tomas Plekanec has nine assists and P.K. Subban has 39 shots on goal.
The Buffalo Sabres have lost six of their last nine games and remain the worst team in the league. The Sabres offense is averaging just 1.6 goals per game and has scored 12 goals in their last four games. The Buffalo Sabres haven’t scored a power play goal in four of their last five games but are 4-1 this season when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with six goals, Drew Stafford has eight assists and Chris Stewart has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.2 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in six of their last seven games. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 27 goals on 339 shots and Jhonas Enroth has given up 42 goals on 460 shots faced.
The Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 37-18 in their last 55 overall. The Sabres are 16-37 in their last 53 home games and 12-42 in their last 54 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Buffalo and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
While the Sabres are playing some of their better hockey of the season, they're no match for the Montreal Canadiens. Look for Montreal to continue beating up Buffalo.