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(19-8-4) Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens (21-7-4)
Date: Thursday, December 22nd
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens -130
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Minnesota Wild will hit the road to Montreal to take the ice against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.
The Wild will be looking to keep their winning streak rolling after coming out on top 2-0 against Colorado on Tuesday.
Montreal will be looking for their third win in a row after beating up Anahiem 5-1 their last time on the ice.
Minnesota was able to add to hier winning streak on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Charlie Coyle was able to score his 11th of the season at 14:14 in the first period on a power play and Mikko Koivu was able to score his 8th goal of the season at 8:21 in the second.
Dubnyk continued being a force in the net with 18 saves in the game.
The Wild have only given up a total of three goals in their previous three games.
Minnesota will come into this one currently ranked 7th in the NHL with an average of 2.9 goals per game.
They have been able to put up a 17.2 conversion percentage when skating on a power play.
The Wild lead the league when it comes to defending the net and are only giving up an average of 1.9 goals per game.
They have been solid when forced to skate a man down, only giving up a goal 14.9 percent of the time.
The Canadiens were able to win their second game in a row on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
After falling behind early, Montreal was able to tie things up with a goal from Paul Byron at 19:00 in the first period.
Thomas Plekanec was able to give the Canadiens the lead off a power play goal at 12:35 in the second.
Jeff Petry, Max Pacioretty, and Chris Terry were each able to find the net in the third period to put some extra icing on the cake.
The Canadiens have been sharp with the puck on offense this season, scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game.
They have been able to find the net on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities.
They are currently at 4th in the NHL defensively, giving up an average of just 2.2 goals per game.
They have struggled at times when skating a man down, giving up a goal 18.8 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Minnesota is 5-0 in their previous 5 games
- Minnesota is 4-2 in their previous 6 games against Montreal
- Montreal is 4-2 in their previous 6 games.
- Montreal is 16-4 in their previous 20 games at home.
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Hockey Prediction:
Although it will more then likely be a low scoring affair, this should be a fun game to watch.
Both teams have been able to score with the best teams of the league and they are also able to keep their opponents off the scoreboard.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal ML
I think the goalies will be the story in this one and I am going with Montreal simply because of the fact that they will be on their home ice.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 1 – Montreal 2
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