The New Jersey Devils are in Montreal tonight for the second game of their home and home series with the Canadians. The Canadians won yesterdays game in New Jersey 3-2 in a shootout. The Devils actually got out to a 2-0 start in that game but the Canadians scored one in the 2nd and tied it up in the 3rd on their way to a shootout win.
Head to Head Trends
Devils are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Montreal.
Under is 18-6-4 in the last 28 meetings in Montreal.
Montreal Canadians (-160)
The Montreal Canadians are 1st in the Atlantic Division with 38 points which is also good for top spot in the entire NHL. The Canadians got off to a red hot start this season winning their first 9 games. They did cool off for a bit losing 6 of 11 games but it looks like they are heating up again winning their last 4 games in a row.
The Canadians have the top ranked offense in the league averaging 3.54 goals per game but they also currently have a shooting percentage of 11.41 and only a handful of teams have even finished the season with a shooting percentage over 10 in recent years so expect the Canadians offensive output to drop off at some point this season.
Montreal Canadians Trends
Canadians are 20-7 in their last 27 overall.
Canadians are 38-13 in their last 51 Saturday games.
New Jersey Devils (+150)
The New Jersey Devils are 5th in the Metropolitan Division with 24 points 10 points back of the 1st place New York Rangers. The Devils have been playing some solid hockey this season although they have struggled recently losing 4 of their last 5 games.
The Devils play a tight defensive style game allowing 27.9 shots and 2.41 goals per game but that really comes at a cost on offense where they are near the bottom of the league averaging just 2.5.5 shots and 2.32 goals per game.
New Jersey Devils trends
Devils are 35-73 in their last 108 road games.
Devils are 0-5 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
I’m going with the New Jersey Devils 0ver the Canadians in this one. The Canadians have some key injuries right now including their top goalie Carey Price plus this is a back to back games for these two teams so there’s also a little bit of a revenge factor for the Devils to beat the Canadians tonight.
Free Pick: New Jersey Devils +150