Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
NHL Hockey Pick: Montreal -120 odds (November 13th 2014)
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The Boston Bruins were hammered by the Maple Leafs 6-1 in Toronto Wednesday and are coming straight to Montreal to take on the Canadiens tonight. The hosts on the other hand had a day off and are looking to build on a three game winning streak. They’ve already defeated the Bruins once this season, and I like their chances to get the “W” tonight as well.
Here are my keys to the game:
1. Special Teams – The Canadiens have hardly been lighting it up on the power-play, but that could all change tonight. The Maple Leafs scored on three of their four power play opportunities against the Bruins last night and Boston are in the bottom five in the league on the penalty kill. Montreal is conceding a goal on less than 85% of its penalties, so I would say it’s a pretty clear advantage to the home team on special teams.
2. Home Cookin’ – More than a few teams have learned the hard way that Montreal is not a place you come and pick up two easy points, The Canadiens have won six of their eight home games so far this season and finished the 2013-2014 season with a top 10 home record.
3. X-factor – The Bruins have lost 11 of the last 15 meetings overall and five of the last seven in Montreal.
Selection: This is a play on the Montreal Canadiens (Free)