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(39-16-5) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens (33-21-8)
Date: Tuesday February 28th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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With wins in four of the last five games, the Columbus Blue Jackets will look to continue its solid string of games against the Montreal Canadiens.
Coming off a 3-2 win over Toronto, the Montreal Canadiens will look to get a second win in a row and put some wins together.
Columbus Blue Jackets
It’s been an impressive overall season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, one that has seen the team go on a 16-game winning streak and sit atop the tough Metropolitan Division for a while.
However, the team has regressed to around a .500 club since that streak ended and the Blue Jackets now sit 3rd in the division, needing every point to ensure that top-3 finish.
The team has been wonderful both offensively and defensively, being the 5th best in the league in goals scored and the 3rd best in goals against. Columbus averages 3.29 goals per game while giving up just 2.42 per game.
The stellar goal-scoring has been led by right wing cam Atkinson. He has 29 goals and 24 assists this season, including two goals and two assists over his last five games.
Captain Nick Foligno has been providing a lot of scoring as well. He has 22 goals and 22 assists, including three goals in his last five games.
Sitting atop the Atlantic Division, the Montreal Canadiens have been the best team in a weak conference, but haven’t thoroughly convinced the league that it can handle the kind of competition coming out of other divisions.
The offense has been decent all season, averaging about 2.77 goals per game. The team has had some struggles on that front recently, scoring just seven total goals in the last five games.
The offense is led by captain Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty has 29 goals and 24 assists on the year, including a goal and two assists in his last five games.
Two-way defenseman Shea Weber has been important on the offensive end for the Canadiens. He has 14 goals and 20 assists on the year.
In his last five, he has a goal and an assist.
The defense has been extremely important for this team recently and Weber has been playing very well in that department as well.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Columbus is 2-7 ATS in the last nine games
- The Total has gone UNDER in five of Montreal’s last five games
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been solid all season and are scoring the puck extremely well.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: There’s no line yet. Free final score prediction posted below.
The Blue Jackets should grab the W on the road, overwhelming the Montreal defense.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Columbus 4 – Montreal 3
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