Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 3/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia Flyers (18-29-10) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (15-35-7) on Sunday.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-3 loss to the Canucks in their previous contest. The Canadiens played like an average offensive team in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 25 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. Montreal accumulated 8 penalty minutes for this game.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have 193 power play opportunities (3rd in pro hockey) and have tallied 51 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 1,939 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Montreal has taken 1,682 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 166 goals while having 115 when they are on offense. Montreal steps onto the ice with 175 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 13.14%. For the year, they have accumulated 37 points and their points percentage sits at .325. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 138 goals (32nd in hockey) on the year and have allowed 217.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sam Montembeault. The opposition has been able to score 154 goals against Montembeault in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.45. Montembeault has been involved in 53 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .895 for his 2,680 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 15-20-7 and he was named the starter in 40 games. During his career on the ice, Montembeault has accrued 16 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .400. Montembeault has had 1,460 shots taken against him and has garnered 1,306 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Philadelphia went up against the Panthers in a matchup where the Flyers went home in defeat by a final score of 6-3. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and netted 1 goal out of those tries. The Flyers tallied 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took.
Philadelphia has taken 1,739 shots (20th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.28%, while allowing the opposition 1,932 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.30% on the other teams 166 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.9%. They have earned 166 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.86%. The Flyers have tallied 121 goals at even strength and 23 goals (30th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 195 goals to be scored by of a combination of 154 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have tallied 144 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .404.
Across the rink you are likely to see Carter Hart defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.89 goals per game and he has surrendered 371 goals overall. Hart's percentage of quality starts is 51.1% and he has accumulated 67 quality starts in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 131 games and has accumulated 7,693 mins. Hart has amassed a career mark of 60-56-15 and has participated in 138 games. He has gathered 3,624 stops out of 3,995 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal
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