Saturday, December 31, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +131 and the Penguins at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 22-9-5 and on the road they have a record of 7-6-3. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 110 goals and given up 82 goals for a point differential of +28. The Canadiens have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-14 and an over/under record of 14-15-7. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 24-8-5 including 16-2-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 129 goals and surrendered 104 for a goal differential of +25. The Penguins have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-13 while their over/under record sits at 23-10-4.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 15 goals this season with 104 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 74 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Carey Price has 18 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 740 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 689 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 26 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 114 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 11 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 693 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 629 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 49 total points this season. They have scored 110 goals while giving up 82 goals. They have had 115 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 131 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.02% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 53 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 129 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 128 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 129 goals scored while they've given up 104 goals to this point. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 2,102 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,982 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 1,531 attempts while they've given up 1,442 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. They have 1,117 face off wins compared to 1,129 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Montreal has 786 hits and they've blocked 540 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,242 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,170 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 1,702 shots while they've given up 1,581 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 1,138 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,223 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 589 shot attempts and they have 904 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-14 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-15-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-13 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 23-10-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/21/16 D Andrei Markov Groin out indefinitely
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 Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/29/16 GO Matt Murray Lower Body out indefinitely
12/28/16 D Brian Dumoulin Jaw expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/28/16 D Olli Maatta Flu "?" Saturday vs Montreal
12/19/16 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body out indefinitely
12/15/16 D Kris Letang Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -145
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