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Hockey Picks: Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction: March 26th 2013

March 26th, 2013
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Hockey Picks: March 26th 2013
Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Prediction: Montreal +137 odds
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I’ll take a shot with the Canadiens as they look to put an end to the Penguins lengthy winning streak on Tuesday night.

Montreal has dropped just two of its last eight games, with both of those losses coming on home ice against the Sabres – both in the role of large favorite. The shoe is on the other foot tonight, as the Habs head to Pittsburgh as a sizable underdog against the streaking Pens.

Montreal has more than held its own on the road this season, posting an 11-2-2 record. It’s worth noting that the Canadiens haven’t suffered consecutive losses since losing three in a row from February 6th to 9th.

While I have a great deal of respect for the Penguins, I’m not sure that they’re deserving of such a high price tag against the team that sits just five points behind them in the Eastern Conference standings. Each of Pittsburgh’s last four wins have come after trailing, and three of those victories came by a single goal – so it’s not as if things have come easy for the Pens of late.

Speaking of nothing coming easy – the last four meetings in this series have been settled in either overtime or a shootout. Pittsburgh has managed to win three of those four games. In what should be another tightly-contested game that could go either way, I’ll side with the underdog Canadiens. Take Montreal (5*).

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