Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens 12/12/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre in Montreal
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On Friday, the Los Angeles Kings will head northeast and take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Los Angeles Kings come into the game with a 14-9-5 record, which pits them at 33 points. The Kings are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. For Montreal, they are 18-10-2 and hold 38 points. The Canadiens are coming off a home win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Montreal used goals from Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty in the win on Tuesday. The Canadiens used their goaltender Carey Price to turn away 15 shots, a season low. Price is now 15-8-1 with a 2.40 goals against average. The Canadiens are 10th in the league defensively. Montreal is allowing just 2.5 goals per game. The top scorer for the Canadiens is Max Pacioretty with 13 goals and 9 assists.
For Los Angeles, they are seeking some offense. The Kings were held scoreless on Tuesday, and rank 18th in the league in goals scored. The Kings are scoring 2.5 per game. Tyler Toffoli leads the way for Los Angeles, with 10 goals and 10 assists. Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick has started to be overtaken by young goalie Martin Jones. Jones has had two straight shutouts and turned away 54 straight shots.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 14-14-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 8-13-0 against the Over/Under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
Montreal Canadiens are 18-12-0 Against the Spread
Montreal Canadiens are 10-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Kings
11/01/14 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
12/11/14 D P.K. Subban Flu "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles
12/10/14 C Lars Eller Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/09/14 D Bryan Allen Flu "?" Friday vs Los Angeles
12/09/14 D Mike Weaver Concussion "?" Friday vs Los Angeles
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal
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