Friday, April 7, 2017
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, April 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +140 and the Canadiens at -155.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 39-30-10 and on the road they have a record of 17-16-6. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 222 goals and given up 222 goals for a point differential of 0. The Lightning have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-40 and an over/under record of 36-36-7. Montreal shows up with a record of 46-25-9 including 24-11-5 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 221 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of +27. The Canadiens have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-34 while their over/under record sits at 28-37-15.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-40 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 36-36-7 against the over/under
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 43-34 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-37-15 against the over/under
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
04/05/17 C Tyler Johnson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 RW J.T. Brown Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 D Jason Garrison Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
04/06/17 GO Al Montoya Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay
04/06/17 D Alexei Emelin Lower Body left last game, "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay
04/06/17 D Shea Weber Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay
04/06/17 D Jordie Benn Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay
03/25/17 C Brian Flynn Upper Body out indefinitely
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 81 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 38 goals this season with 238 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 160 shots. He has 52 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 20 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,396 shots against him and has given up 118 goals. He has made 1,278 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alexander Radulov has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 18 goals this season with 145 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 35 goals on 266 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Carey Price has 37 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,772 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. He has made 1,638 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 88 total points this season. They have scored 222 goals while giving up 222 goals. They have had 265 power play opportunities and have scored 61 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Lightning have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.39% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have a total of 101 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 225 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 221 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 4,451 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,239 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,351 attempts while they've given up 3,270 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 2,286 face off wins compared to 2,492 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.8%. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,757 hits and they've blocked 969 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 4,614 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,405 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.3% as they have 3,370 shots while they've given up 3,205 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 48.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 2,455 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,432 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 1,200 shot attempts and they have 1,792 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Montreal -155
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal -155
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.