Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens 11/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/17/2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre in Montreal
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On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be going for their third win in a row when they go up against the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens won two out of their three games against the Penguins last season.
On Saturday night, the Penguins were able to come back and beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the shootout. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a great performance in that win by stopping 29 of the 31 shots that came his way.
The Penguins have had the most dominant power play in the NHL so far this season by converting 32.8 percent of their chances with the extra man. Superstar Sidney Crosby has seven goals and 18 assists through 16 games, while Evgeni Malkin has notched 19 points. Fleury is 10-3-0 with three shutouts and a .925 save percentage.
The Canadiens made the most of their chances in their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday and came away with a 4-1 road win. They won despite being outshot 29-19 in that game and finishing 0-for-4 on the power play. Goaltender Dustin Tokarski was excellent in that game by saving 28 of the 29 shots that came his way.
Through 19 games, the Canadiens have a great record despite only converting 13 percent of their power play chances. Starting netminder Carey Price is 11-3-1 on the season with one shutout, a .919 save percentage and a 2.49 GAA.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-4-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-7-0 against the Over/Under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
Montreal Canadiens are 14-5-0 Against the Spread
Montreal Canadiens are 7-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/04/14 D Olli Maatta Internal expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/01/14 D Derrick Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
11/07/14 LW Michael Bournival Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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