Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 1/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Bell Centre is the site where the Montreal Canadiens (8-27-7) will play the Columbus Blue Jackets (19-21-1) on Sunday.
The Columbus Blue Jackets came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-3 win over the Rangers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive outing in the win. While out there on the ice, they netted 5 out of the 19 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. Columbus recorded 4 penalty minutes for this game.
The Blue Jackets have had 1,448 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .898. When playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 123 goals while notching 107 on the offensive side of the ice. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 119 power play opportunities (20th in the NHL) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they sit with 39 points and their points percentage sits at .476. Columbus has attempted 1,195 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.3%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 123 goals (17th in hockey) for the season and have given up 147. Columbus has tallied 103 power play chances and they have tallied 16 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 15.53%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Opponents have been able to score 487 goals versus Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.99. Korpisalo has participated in 176 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .903 in his 9,771 minutes in the crease. He has an overall record of 74-64-21 and he started in 160 games. For his career, Korpisalo is sitting with 75 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .469. Korpisalo has had 5,017 shot attempts against him and has recorded 4,530 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal faced the Ducks in a matchup where the Canadiens ended up losing by a final score of 5-4. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those chances. The Canadiens tallied 4 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they tried.
The Canadiens have tallied 76 goals at even strength and 17 goals (29th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Montreal has tried 1,220 shots (26th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.62%, while allowing their opponents 1,466 shots. On the year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 93 goals, 23 points, and a points percentage of .274. They have earned 124 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 13.71%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 72.60% on their opponents 146 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.2%. They have allowed 159 goals to be scored by way of 119 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Cayden Primeau protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 4.08 goals per contest and he has yielded 44 goals altogether. Primeau's quality start percentage comes out to 46.2% and he has accumulated 6 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 13 games and has played 647 mins. Primeau has amassed a lifetime mark of 3-7-2 and has played in 13 contests. He is sitting with 328 stops out of the 372 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .882.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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