Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs Lightening NHL Odds
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(31-19-7) Monteal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightening (43-11-3)
Date: Saturday February 16th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightening -213
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightening are sitting comfortably within first place in the Atlantic division. Also, Tampa Bay has won four straight games thanks to their offense averaging a tad under six goals per game during their current four game winning streak.
The Montreal Canadiens have regressed lately as they followed up a three game winning streak with a two-game losing skid. Their last defeat came at the hands of the Nashville Predators as both teams had their fare share of opportunities to score as the Predators had 38 shots on goal in the victory.
And while Nashville out-shot the Canadiens in the contest, Montreal had 35 shots on goal for the night. However, the road team was simply not able to convert those opportunities to score throughout the game.
The Canadiens tied the game at one-all in the third period, however, the Predators were able to get two late goals from Bryan Boyle along with Viktor Ardvisson to seal the victory. Tomas Tatar was the long goal scorer for the Canadiens, his second straight game with a goal.
The Canadiens were not able to pick up a victory versus Tampa Bay in their last meeting, however, were able to make the game very interesting throughout. With their next two games being on the road, look for them to perform better on the road versus a lightening team that has won three straight home games.
Tampa Bay Lightening
As stated, the Lightening continues to dominate at home as they have scored at least five goals during this time. They were able to post an additional six goals in their victory over the Dallas Stars in their last outing.
Steven Stamkos scored on two power play goals for the Lightening in their victory over the Stars. Also, they were able to pick up their second shut out of the season.
Stamkos lead the team in shots on goal (178) while point leader Nikita Kucherov assisted in two goals on the night. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (24-7-3) had a perfect save percentage with 32 on the night.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings
- Canadiens are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
- Canadiens are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Look for the over to be the play in this contest as I see the Lightening putting some points on the board throughout this matchup. Of course, they will be looking to continue their current winning streak while also creating even more cushioning amongst themselves and the other teams within the division. In all, the Lightening will pick up a 6-2 win in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Canadiens 2 – Lightening 6
Again, there is much at stake for the Lightening in this instance. Look for them to rise to the occasion en route to winning their fifth straight win on Saturday.
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