Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 32 games. They have an overall record of 21-7-4 and on the road they have a record of 6-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 101 goals and given up 70 goals for a point differential of +31. The Canadiens have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-11 and an over/under record of 12-13-7. Columbus shows up with a record of 21-5-4 including 11-3-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 101 goals and surrendered 63 for a goal differential of +38. The Blue Jackets have a record of 10-0-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-9 while their over/under record sits at 9-18-3.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 5 goals this season with 82 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 12 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 14% by scoring 13 goals on 93 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Carey Price has 18 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 684 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 640 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 78 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 89 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 19 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 721 shots against him and has given up 49 goals. He has made 672 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Canadiens have 46 total points this season. They have scored 101 goals while giving up 70 goals. They have had 105 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 117 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.48% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 46 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 85 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 27%. They have allowed 85 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 101 goals scored while they've given up 63 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.98%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 1,862 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,777 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.2% as they have 1,349 attempts while they've given up 1,286 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 982 face off wins compared to 1,008 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Montreal has 730 hits and they've blocked 491 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 1,694 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,696 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 1,273 shots while they've given up 1,249 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.4% as they've compiled 846 face off wins this season and they have suffered 938 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 447 shot attempts and they have 593 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 20-11 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 12-13-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-9 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 9-18-3 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/21/16 D Andrei Markov Lower Body is downgraded to out indefinitely
12/20/16 RW Sven Andrighetto Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Minnesota
12/16/16 C Andrew Shaw Concussion out indefinitely
12/10/16 D Greg Pateryn Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
12/07/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/22/16 RW Cam Atkinson Foot "?" Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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