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(33-21-2) ColubmbusBlue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens (31-21-7)
Date: Tuesday, February 19th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Centre Bell Arena in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Mon -120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Columbus Blue Jackets were unsuccessful in their prior outing versus the New York Islanders as they suffered a shutout loss. However, they were able to rebound quickly with a win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their most recent outing led by Artemi Panarin with two goals along with a much-needed power play goal from Patrick Kane.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to endure of rough patch of games to where they dropped four straight. Furthermore, their defense is coming off an outing to where they allowed six goals to the Florida Panthers as the home team posted 36 shots on goal while getting two goals from Aleksander Barkov along with an assist.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have been victorious in five of their last six games. They will certainly be looking to feed from the momentum of their last win versus the Blackhawks, however, as their offense has posted 22 goals in their last five wins.
The Blue Jackets ended the first quarter with Chicago with a 3-1 lead thanks to goals by Panarin, Pierre Luc Dubois, along with Cam Atkinson. Panarin also provided even more breathing room to Columbus by posted a goal early in the final period to stretch the lead to 4-2 en route to the victory.
Their loss to the top-seeded team in the Metropolitan division in the Islanders proved to be costly as the Capitals were able to sneak by the Blue Jackets to take second place. And while the Blue Jackets losing by three goals to the Canadiens in their last outing, increasing their positioning within the division will not be easy.
And while the offense for Columbus has greatly improved, the Canadiens have struggled mightily in dropping yet another matchup to the Blackhawks. This is primarily due to their inability to prevent teams from getting into scoring position.
In their last outing versus, Montreal was down by a 4-3 score heading into the final period. However, an unassisted goal by Barkov along with another score by Riley Sheahen sealed the victory for Chicago while also putting the Canadiens in a position to possibly relinquish their fourth place seeding within the Atlantic standings.
Despite finishing with two points in his last outing, Max Domi has struggled for the Canadiens recently. Also, leading goal scorer for the team in Brendan Galllagher has posted just four goals in the last ten games for Montreal.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 road games.
- Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
- Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
- Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets ML
The Blue Jackets will simply be too much for a struggling Montreal Canadiens squad on Tuesday night. This will be a pack-back game for the Blue Jackets after their 4-1 loss early in the season. With that being said, look for Columbus to win their fourth straight road game with a victory on this night by a 3-1 score.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 3 – Canadiens 1
The Blue Jackets will certainly need some wins moving forward as they have fallen to third place within their respective conference, as pointed out. A win versus a reeling Canadiens squad will also help their efforts as Montreal has been horrible on both ends of the ice.
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