Montréal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets

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The Montreal Canadiens will look to end a two-game winning skid and make up ground in the North division against Winnipeg on Monday. Winnipeg has won four of six games going into this matchup.

Winnipeg Tries to Play Catchup With Toronto

The Jets are having a great season, posting a 17-8-2 record for 36 points, good enough for second in the North Division and ninth in the NHL. Their most recent win came on the road against Toronto, where they won 5-2.

Winnipeg had five different goal scorers in the win: Mason Appleton (two points), Adam Lowry (two points), Mark Scheifele (two points), Nikolaj Ehlers, and Paul Stastny. Scheifele leads the team with 36 points, including 24 assists. Ehlers leads the team with 14 goals.

Laurent Brossoit came away with the win in net, stopping 20 of 22 shots for a .909 save percentage. He has a stellar .921 save percentage on the year and a 2.48 GAA for a 5-1-0 record.

The Jets score an average of 3.37 goals per game, and allow an average of 2.85 goals per game to opponents. Their powerplay ranks 10th in the NHL at 25%, while their penalty kill is 18th in the NHL at 77.6%.

Montreal Looking to End Losing Streak

The Canadiens are coming into this game having lost three of their last four, including being swept in a two-game series in Calgary. Their last loss was a 3-1 result against the Flames.

Jeff Petry was the lone goal scorer in Calgary, while Joel Edmundson and Jonathan Drouin came away with an assist each on the goal. The Canadiens managed just 25 shots on goal, a step down from their average of 33 shots on goal per game, which is third in the league.

Carey Price stopped 33 of 36 shots from the Flames, an impressive performance that his offense couldn’t back up. Price’s career decline continues, but he is still posting a .907 save percentage and 2.62 GAA on the year.The Habs score 3.19 goals per game, and allow 2.63 per game to opponents.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

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Rating:

Winnipeg’s confidence is at a high coming off a series win against the mighty Toronto Maple Leafs. Monday’s game begins a two-game homestand before they head back on the road for seven, so they’ll look to capitalize against a manageable Montreal squad. The Habs are a respectable opponent, but Winnipeg’s in a good spot right now to continue their success. Jets win.

Prediction:
Winnipeg +100

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This is a pretty even match, all things considered. Winnipeg has the better goalie tandem going into it, certainly enough to handle a pedestrian offensive attack in the Canadiens. Go with the under.

Prediction:
Under 5.5