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Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens

Florida Panthers (33-31-12) at Montreal Canadiens (40-28-8)

NHL: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. ET (Bell Centre)

Line and Odds: Canadiens -1.5/ Panthers +1.5 Over/Under 6

ESPN Scores Montreal Canadiens vs. Florida Panthers

With the NHL playoffs quickly approaching the Montreal Canadians are trying to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Playoff race with fellow Atlantic Division team the Florida Panthers paying a visit to the Bell Centre in Montreal. Both teams have been very competitive for much of the season but the Canadians look to be on the outside looking in for the playoffs this season. Which team will prevail in this match-up?

Florida Panthers

The Panthers enter this game on a two-game losing streak and will look to snap the losing streak as they match-up with the Montreal Canadians for the fourth and final time this season. Florida does have five victories in their last 10 games. Aleksander Barkov leads the Panthers in points this season as he has tallied 88 points on 34 goals and 54 assists. Mike Hoffman is the top goal scorer for Florida as he has found the net 35 times this season. Florida continues to be missing Derek MacKenzie (shoulder) and Denis Malgin (undisclosed) and it doesn’t look like they will be back this season.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens were on a three-game winning streak but came up short against the Carolina Hurricanes in their last game. Montreal has struggled recently with only five wins in their last 10 games. Max Domi leads the Canadiens in points this season as he has tallied 67 points on 26 goals and 41 assists. Brendan Gallagher is the top goal scorer for Montreal as he has found the net 33 times this season. The Canadiens are 22-12-4 at Bell Centre this season and will look to pick up another win in this match-up. Montreal looks to be healthy as the season is dwindling down.

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Panthers

Florida is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games.

Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida’s last 10 games on the road.

Florida is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Montreal.

Canadiens

Montreal is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games at home.

Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida.

NHL ESPN Scores Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens

Int heir last 10 head-to-head meetings the Montreal Canadiens own a 6-4 record against the Panthers in their last 10 meetings. That includes two wins for the Canadiens over Florida in their last three meetings. This meetings marks the fourth and final of the season and Montreal was able to win two of the previous three. Each of the last three have been high scoring match-ups with final scores of 5-3, 5-1, and most recently 6-3. I like the over in this match-up as both teams have shown that they can score goals at a high rate. Will the Panthers have any answers for Montreal. A win here would be huge for the Canadiens playoff hopes.

Pick: Canadiens -1.5

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