Friday, February 12, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, February 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -125 and the Sabres at +113. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 55 games. They have an overall record of 27-24-4 and on the road they have a record of 12-13-2. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 151 goals and given up 146 goals for a point differential of +5. The Canadiens have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-28 and an over/under record of 27-20-8. Buffalo shows up with a record of 21-27-6 including 9-16-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 125 goals and surrendered 150 for a goal differential of -25. The Sabres have 6 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-33 while their over/under record sits at 18-23-13.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 137 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 30 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 9% by scoring 20 goals on 212 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 38 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%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 160 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 17 goals on 120 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 12 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 876 shots against him and has given up 72 goals. He has made 804 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 58 total points this season. They have scored 147 goals while giving up 145 goals. They have had 185 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Canadiens have allowed 174 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.39% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 166 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 133 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 124 goals scored while they've given up 146 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.77%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've attempted 3,263 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,872 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.8% as they have 2,378 attempts while they've given up 2,130 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 1,808 face off wins compared to 1,714 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.3%. On defense Montreal has 1,222 hits and they've blocked 742 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 2,826 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,989 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 2,154 shots while they've given up 2,302 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 1,622 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,621 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 687 shot attempts and they have 1,275 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-28 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 27-20-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-33 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 18-23-13 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Lower Body out indefinitely
02/11/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Buffalo
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
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
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/11/16 C Jack Eichel Leg probable Thursday vs. Philadelphia
02/11/16 LW Johan Larsson Undisclosed is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Philadelphia
02/10/16 C Zemgus Girgensons Upper Body expected to miss Thursday vs Philadelphia and Friday vs Montreal
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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