Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -120 and the Canadiens at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 45 games. They have an overall record of 28-13-4 and on the road they have a record of 9-8-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 129 goals and given up 106 goals for a point differential of +23. Montreal shows up with a record of 23-17-3 including 12-7-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 122 goals and surrendered 107 for a goal differential of +15.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 25 goals this season with 162 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 107 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 24 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1075 shots against him and has given up 78 goals. He has made 997 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 8 goals this season with 94 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 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 10% by scoring 17 goals on 166 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Mike Condon has 12 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 663 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 603 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have 60 total points this season. They have scored 128 goals while giving up 106 goals. They have had 135 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blackhawks have allowed 125 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.14% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 49 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 144 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 142 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 120 goals scored while they've given up 106 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.96%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 27-17 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 15-21-8 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-20 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-17-6 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
01/13/16 C Artem Anisimov Illness expected to miss Thursday vs. Montreal
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/26/15 D Tom Gilbert Lower Body out indefinitely
01/09/16 D Jeff Petry Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Chicago
01/08/16 GO Carey Price Knee expected to miss another 4 weeks
01/03/16 RW Dale Weise Upper Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal
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