Wednesday, January 4, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -102 and the Stars at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 22-9-6 and on the road they have a record of 7-6-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 113 goals and given up 86 goals for a point differential of +27. The Canadiens have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-15 and an over/under record of 15-15-7. Dallas shows up with a record of 16-15-7 including 11-6-3 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 97 goals and surrendered 113 for a goal differential of -16. The Stars have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-22 while their over/under record sits at 16-22-0.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 15 goals this season with 107 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 10% by scoring 8 goals on 78 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Carey Price has 18 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 781 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 726 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Stars. He has 13 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 87 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 7 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 554 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 503 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 50 total points this season. They have scored 113 goals while giving up 86 goals. They have had 117 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 136 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.93% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have a total of 39 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 139 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 127 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 97 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.59%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've attempted 2,160 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,050 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 1,577 attempts while they've given up 1,493 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 1,154 face off wins compared to 1,159 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense Montreal has 812 hits and they've blocked 557 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 2,235 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,243 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 1,668 shots while they've given up 1,631 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,193 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,220 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 612 shot attempts and they have 740 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-15 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-15-7 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 16-22 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 16-22-0 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
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/26/16 LW Antoine Roussel Upper Body expected to miss 5-7 days
12/07/16 D Julius Honka Wrist out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
01/03/17 LW Jamie Benn Foot injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Montreal
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -120
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