Saturday, October 15, 2016
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +104 and the Senators at -115. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 38-38-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 16-22-3. They finished 6th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 221 goals and gave up 236 goals for a point differential of -15. The Canadiens had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 35-44 and an over/under record of 40-30-12. Ottawa had a regular season record of 38-35-9 including 21-14-6 at home last season. They were 5th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 236 goals and surrendered 247 for a goal differential of -11. The Senators had 9 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 35-44 while their over/under record sat at 39-40-3.
Tomas Plekanec accumulated 54 total points last season for the Canadiens. He had 14 goals last year with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He had a total of 40 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 30 goals on 303 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Carey Price had 10 wins and 2 losses last season in net for the Canadiens. He had 365 shots against him and gave up 24 goals. He made 341 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Erik Karlsson accumulated 82 total points last season for the Senators. He had 16 goals last year with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He had a total of 66 assists on the season and averaged 29 minutes played per game. Bobby Ryan averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 22 goals on 183 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Craig Anderson had 31 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Senators. He had 1,915 shots against him and gave up 161 goals. He made 1,754 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens had 82 total points last season. They scored 221 goals while giving up 236 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Canadiens allowed 254 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.83% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Senators had a total of 85 points on the season. They had 38 power play goals on 239 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. They allowed 253 power play opportunities and gave up 61 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Canadiens had a total of 236 goals scored while they gave up 247 goals during the campaign. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a team they gave up 33 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal had a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they attempted 4,708 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,447 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 51% as they had 3,431 attempts while they gave up 3,303 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens started possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.4% for the season. They had 2,621 face off wins compared to 2,586 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.3%. On defense Montreal had 1,933 hits and they blocked 1,144 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa attempted 4,387 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,867 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 47% as they had 3,249 shots while they gave up 3,671 attempts on defense. The Senators had an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage was 49.8% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they compiled 2,519 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,464 face off losses. On defense Ottawa blocked 1,196 shot attempts and they had 2,262 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens were 35-44 straight up last season
The Montreal Canadiens were 40-30-12 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators were 35-44 straight up last season
The Ottawa Senators were 39-40-3 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/14/16 C Andrew Shaw Not Suspended is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Ottawa
10/14/16 GO Carey Price Flu expected to miss Saturday vs. Ottawa
10/14/16 D Jeff Petry Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Ottawa
10/14/16 C Torrey Mitchell Upper Body probable Saturday vs. Ottawa
10/13/16 C Brian Flynn Neck "?" Saturday vs. Ottawa
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/09/16 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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