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Stars vs. Canadiens - 12/6/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montreal Canadiens (17-8-2) at Dallas Stars (9-12-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Stars -125 / Montreal Canadiens +114 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSW
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NHL | Montreal Canadiens (17-8-2) at Dallas Stars (9-12-5)
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The Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars play Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.

The Montreal Canadiens have lost five of their last six games and are slowly losing ground in the Atlantic. The Canadiens are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have scored three power play goals in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games overall when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 12 goals, P.K. Subban has 11 assists and Tomas Plekanec has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Dustin Tokarski has allowed 16 goals on 187 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 53 goals on 666 shots.

The Dallas Stars have lost four straight games and are dead last in the Central. The Stars are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last four games. The Dallas Stars have one power play goal in their last five games and have won four of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 19 goals, Jason Spezza has 16 assists and Jamie Benn has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last nine games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 65 goals on 672 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 20 goals on 144 shots.

The Canadiens are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Stars are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-11 in their last 15 home games. The Canadiens are 2-5-1 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas.

Not sure how anyone can pass up the plus money of the Montreal Canadiens against a Dallas Stars team that's really down in the dumps at the moment. I'm taking the Canadiens even though they just played Friday. 

Pick:
Montreal Canadiens +114

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