Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-120) Canadiens (+100)
The Montreal Canadiens (8-31-7) welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets (22-22-1) at Bell Centre on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Columbus at -120 while Montreal is coming in at +100. The total comes in at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Sabres their last time out. Columbus tallied 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and scored 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 34 shots they launched.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 130 power play opportunities (20th in the NHL) and have come away with 26 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 1,583 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. Columbus has attempted 1,327 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed 139 goals while notching 123 on offense. Columbus skates onto the rink with 113 power play chances and they have notched 19 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 16.81%. For the current season, they have tallied 45 points and their points percentage is .500. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 142 goals (14th in hockey) so far this year and have conceded 165.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has played in 178 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed an overall mark of 75-64-21 and he was named the starter in 161 games. Opponents have notched 491 goals against Korpisalo in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.99. Korpisalo has had 5,067 shots against him and has recorded 4,576 total saves. His save percentage is at .903 for his 9,851 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Korpisalo is sitting with 76 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .472.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal faced the Capitals in an outing where the Canadiens went home in defeat by a mark of 5-2. The Canadiens recorded 2 goals of the 44 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those tries.
On the season, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 101 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .250. They have granted a total of 184 goals to be scored by of a combination of 143 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canadiens have scored 82 goals at even strength and 19 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 137 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 13.87%. Montreal has tried 1,353 shots (24th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.46%, while allowing the opposition 1,583 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.55% on the other teams 155 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 88.4%.
For the opposition you will find Sam Montembeault between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 3.52 goals per game and he has yielded 130 goals in total. Montembeault's percentage of quality starts is 34.4% and he has accumulated 11 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 32 contests and has played 2,215 minutes. Montembeault is the owner of a career mark of 11-16-7 and has participated in 45 games. He has recorded 1,075 saves out of 1,205 shots taken, giving him a save % of .892.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (-120)
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