Thursday, March 31, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +122 and the Lightning at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 35-36-6 and on the road they have a record of 14-21-3. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 205 goals and given up 224 goals for a point differential of -19. The Canadiens have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-42 and an over/under record of 37-28-12. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 44-27-5 including 24-12-3 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of +32. The Lightning have 5 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-32 while their over/under record sits at 31-36-9.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 13 goals this season with 181 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 37 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 27 goals on 283 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Mike Condon has 19 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,351 shots against him and has given up 131 goals. He has made 1,220 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 36 goals this season with 212 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 195 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 33 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,578 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,465 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Canadiens have 76 total points this season. They have scored 200 goals while giving up 221 goals. They have had 245 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Canadiens have allowed 240 power play opportunities and given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.48% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 93 points on the season. They have 42 power play goals on 254 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 235 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 211 goals scored while they've given up 179 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.50%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 4,448 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,201 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.9% as they have 3,228 attempts while they've given up 3,116 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 2,474 face off wins compared to 2,414 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Montreal has 1,836 hits and they've blocked 1,085 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 4,197 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,055 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 3,144 shots while they've given up 3,086 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 53% and their defensive zone percentage is 47% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,199 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,248 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 969 shot attempts and they have 1,549 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 33-42 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 37-28-12 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 43-32 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 31-36-9 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/29/16 D Victor Bartley Lower Body out indefinitely
03/18/16 D Mark Barberio Concussion out indefinitely
03/14/16 D P.K. Subban Neck out indefinitely
03/08/16 RW Brendan Gallagher Lower Body out indefinitely
02/23/16 D Tom Gilbert Knee out for season
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
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
03/28/16 RW Nikita Kucherov Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Montreal
03/26/16 D Anton Stralman Fibula out indefinitely
03/25/16 RW Ryan Callahan Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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