Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Xcel Energy Center
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +131 and the Wild at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 20-11-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-5-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 103 goals and given up 82 goals for a point differential of +21. Minnesota shows up with a record of 17-8-6 including 12-3-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 86 goals and surrendered 73 for a goal differential of +13.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 75 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 14 goals on 139 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Mike Condon has 9 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 486 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 439 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 53 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 11 goals on 68 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 682 shots against him and has given up 56 goals. He has made 626 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 43 total points this season. They have scored 102 goals while giving up 81 goals. They have had 119 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 115 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.52% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 102 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 77 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 86 goals scored while they've given up 73 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.85%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-14 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-12-6 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 17-14 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 11-14-6 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/20/15 D Jeff Petry Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Nashville
12/09/15 RW Devante Smith-Pelly Lower Body out indefinitely
11/30/15 GO Carey Price Knee out 6 weeks
11/22/15 RW Brendan Gallagher Finger out 4-6 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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