Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers 10/27/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/26/2014
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30 PM ET
Rexall Place in Edmonton
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The Montreal Canadiens will attempt to end the three-game winning streak of the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. These two teams played each other twice last year with both teams picking up a road win.
The Canadiens only had one power play opportunity in their game against the New York Rangers on Saturday, but they were still able to pick up a 3-1 home win. They have now won four games in a row and they are in first place in the Atlantic Division.
Through eight games, Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec has scored five goals and he has nine points, while defenseman Alexei Emelin a team-leading five assists and a plus/minus of +2. Netminder Carey Price has a 6-1-0 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA.
After losing their first four games of the season, the Oilers have now won three in a row after beating the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 at home on Friday night. Their top player that night was right wing Jordan Eberle, who has two goals and an assist.
Edmonton is averaging 2.9 goals per game, but their defense has given up a league-worst 3.9 goals per game. Through eight games, Taylor Hall has four goals and a team-leading seven points for Oilers, while Eberle now has two goals and four assists. Goaltender Ben Scrivens has a 3-30 record through seven starts with a 3.31 GAA and an .882 save percentage.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
Montreal Canadiens are 7-1-0 Against the Spread
Montreal Canadiens are 4-4-0 against the Over/Under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
Edmonton Oilers are 3-5-0 Against the Spread
Edmonton Oilers are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
10/20/14 LW Luke Gazdic Shoulder out indefinitely
10/15/14 GO Viktor Fasth Groin out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal
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