Friday, November 18, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Montreal Canadiens travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, November 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -120 and the Hurricanes at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 17 games. They have an overall record of 13-2-2 and on the road they have a record of 3-2-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 56 goals and given up 38 goals for a point differential of +18. The Canadiens have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-4 and an over/under record of 6-6-5. Carolina shows up with a record of 5-6-4 including 3-3-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 39 goals and surrendered 46 for a goal differential of -7. The Hurricanes have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 4-10 while their over/under record sits at 8-5-2.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 10 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 4 goals this season with 45 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 4 goals on 46 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Carey Price has 10 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 347 shots against him and has given up 18 goals. He has made 329 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Victor Rask has accumulated 12 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 6 goals this season with 34 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 6 goals on 50 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Cam Ward has 4 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 306 shots against him and has given up 28 goals. He has made 278 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 28 total points this season. They have scored 56 goals while giving up 38 goals. They have had 51 power play opportunities and have scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Canadiens have allowed 67 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.62% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 14 points on the season. They have 9 power play goals on 47 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 42 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 39 goals scored while they've given up 46 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.65%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 932 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,035 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.2% as they have 666 attempts while they've given up 745 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 45.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.6% for the season. They have 518 face off wins compared to 546 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.7%. On defense Montreal has 385 hits and they've blocked 290 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 868 shots at full strength and they've given up 756 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 640 shots while they've given up 586 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 57.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 42.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53% as they've compiled 457 face off wins this season and they have suffered 406 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 170 shot attempts and they have 275 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-4 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 6-6-5 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-10 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-5-2 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/17/16 RW Alexander Radulov Illness is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Carolina
11/17/16 GO Carey Price Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Carolina
11/08/16 LW Artturi Lehkonen Upper Body out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Ryan Murphy Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal -120
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 Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.