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(33-22-7) Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings (23-31-4)
Date: Tuesday February 26th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Little Ceasers Arena in Detroit, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Habs -130 | Red Wings +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Detroit Red Wings have not been able to get anything going on either side of the ice lately as they are losers of five straight games. In their last outing versus the San Jose Sharks at home, they suffered yet another defeat due to allowing five goals on 37 shots on the night for the visitors.
On the other hand, the Montreal Canadiens also took a step back in their last outing versus the Toronto Maple Leafs as they halted a two-game winning streak in the defeat. Montreal had an awful night on the defensive end as well as they allowed six goals on 37 shots to the Maple Leafs.
Interesting enough, the Canadians began the game on a tear offensively as they were able to score three goals in the first period alone. Nonetheless, Toronto’s Tyler Ennis along with Auston Matthews each scored power play goals in the second to tighten the lead to only one for Montreal.
In the final period, the Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals as Zach Hyman scored two goals during this timeen route to the victory for Toronto. Carey Price had 31 saves for Montreal in the loss with a save percentage of .886 for the game.
The Canadians continue to occupy 4th place within the Atlantic standings. However, They are being closely pursued by the Buffalo Sabres during this time and we’ll certainly need to get back into the win column as soon as possible.
Montreal was able to pick up a slim, 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in their last meeting. Unfortunately for Montreal, they have dropped their last four Road games, overall, entering this matchup on Tuesday.
Detroit Red Wings
Despite Detroit scoring 15 goals in their last five games, each of these outings were defeats for the Red Wings. Also, during this time, Detroit has allowed opponents to score a total of 22 goals.
The Red Wings were able to take a 3-1 lead at home over the San Jose Sharks early in the second quarter. However, the Sharks began to heat up after this point as they were able to post five goals throughout the duration of the game en route to the victory.
Darren Helm along with Gustav Nyquist each scored a goal in the first period while Mike Green also chipped in a goal as well early in the third. Nonetheless, the Red Wings allowed entirely too many shots on goal, as stated, as they dropped their 5th home game in six outings.
And despite picking up the slim, one-point loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their last meeting, Detroit had 37 shots on goal for the contest as there Inconsistent offense could simply not capitalize in the end. In fact, the Red Wings are ranked 24th in the league in goals scored per game (2.8) along with shots on goal per outing with 29.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Canadiens are 17-4 in the last 21 meetings.
- Favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal
Look for Montreal to continue their winning ways versus a dismal Detroit Red Wings team on Tuesday. As stated, Detroit will feed off of the momentum of winning their last meeting versus Detroit while also fighting tooth-and-nail in which to get back into the win column after a setback versus the Maple Leafs. I stated, conference positioning is certainly on the line in this contest as it relates to the Canadians. It is for this reason that they will pick up a 4-1 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Canadiens 4 – Red Wings 1
Detroit has simply not playing well at all as of late. With that being said, look for the Canadiens to get back on the winning track while also taking an advantage of a Red Wings squad that cannot keep teams out of scoring position. In all, Montreal will indeed control the pace of this game throughout on their way to a much-needed win.
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