Monday, February 29, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +153 and the Sharks at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 30-27-5 and on the road they have a record of 13-16-2. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 171 goals and given up 169 goals for a point differential of +2. The Canadiens have 5 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-32 and an over/under record of 30-24-8. San Jose shows up with a record of 32-22-6 including 11-13-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 178 goals and surrendered 164 for a goal differential of +14. The Sharks have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-28 while their over/under record sits at 34-21-5.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 33 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 10% by scoring 23 goals on 234 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Mike Condon has 16 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,025 shots against him and has given up 96 goals. He has made 929 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 26 goals this season with 158 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 148 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Martin Jones has 29 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,379 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,263 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 65 total points this season. They have scored 166 goals while giving up 167 goals. They have had 204 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Canadiens have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.44% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 45 power play goals on 200 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 174 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 175 goals scored while they've given up 161 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.70%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 53% as they've attempted 3,668 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,253 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.5% as they have 2,671 attempts while they've given up 2,415 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. They have 2,026 face off wins compared to 1,951 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense Montreal has 1,391 hits and they've blocked 838 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,349 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,274 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 2,543 shots while they've given up 2,327 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 1,816 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,774 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 947 shot attempts and they have 1,250 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-32 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 30-24-8 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 31-28 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 34-21-5 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/26/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
02/23/16 D Tom Gilbert Knee out for season
02/19/16 C David Desharnais Foot expected to miss 3 weeks
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Hernia out for season
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/27/16 GO James Reimer Acquired expected to miss Sunday vs. Vancouver
02/24/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Vancouver
02/18/16 C Tommy Wingels Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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