Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +101 and the Canadiens at -121. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 53 games. They have an overall record of 24-21-8 and on the road they have a record of 12-12-3. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 129 goals and given up 142 goals for a point differential of -13. The Hurricanes have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-29 and an over/under record of 16-18-19. Montreal shows up with a record of 24-24-4 including 12-11-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 140 goals and surrendered 142 for a goal differential of -2. The Canadiens have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 1-8-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-28 while their over/under record sits at 25-19-8.
Eric Staal has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 9 goals this season with 131 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Justin Faulk has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 160 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Cam Ward has 15 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 812 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 735 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 9 goals this season with 130 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 19 goals on 204 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Mike Condon has 13 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 850 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 769 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 56 total points this season. They have scored 129 goals while giving up 141 goals. They have had 165 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Hurricanes have allowed 132 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.09% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Canadiens have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 32 power play goals on 178 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 166 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 137 goals scored while they've given up 141 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.27%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.1% as they've attempted 2,935 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,490 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53% as they have 2,162 attempts while they've given up 1,914 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 55.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.4% for the season. They have 1,534 face off wins compared to 1,329 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.6%. On defense Carolina has 945 hits and they've blocked 576 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 2,921 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,524 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.1% as they have 2,132 shots while they've given up 1,883 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 1,606 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,537 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 641 shot attempts and they have 1,061 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 24-29 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 16-18-19 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 24-28 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 25-19-8 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
02/03/16 D Brett Pesce Lower Body out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/05/16 LW Lucas Lessio Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee expected to miss another 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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