Friday, January 1, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Montreal Canadiens travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Friday, January 1, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +129 and the Bruins at -142. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 21-15-3 and on the road they have a record of 10-9-1. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 111 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of +13. Boston shows up with a record of 20-12-4 including 9-9-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 115 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of +18.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 8 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 156 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Mike Condon has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 584 shots against him and has given up 56 goals. He has made 528 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 14 goals this season with 122 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. David Krejci has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 11 goals on 73 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 752 shots against him and has given up 62 goals. He has made 690 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 45 total points this season. They have scored 109 goals while giving up 97 goals. They have had 129 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 129 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.89% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Bruins have a total of 44 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 102 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 29%. They have allowed 127 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 113 goals scored while they've given up 96 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.03%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-18 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 17-15-6 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 18-16 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 18-16-2 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/31/15 RW Brendan Gallagher Finger is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Boston
12/26/15 D Tom Gilbert Lower Body out indefinitely
11/30/15 GO Carey Price Knee out 6 weeks
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/30/15 LW Brad Marchand Suspension expected to miss next 3 games; eligible to return Jan 9 vs Ottawa
12/28/15 C David Krejci Shoulder out indefinitely
12/09/15 C Joonas Kemppainen Upper Body out indefinitely
11/04/15 RW David Pastrnak Foot out indefinitely
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg expected to miss 6-8 months
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.