This series got ugly real fast. Before the start, Sens veteran Daniel Alfredsson commented on how there was not much bad blood between the teams. That changed, fast.
The one hundred penalty minutes for each team hadn’t happened in a playoff game since the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings squared off in game 4 of their series in 1997.
The coaches seem to have a true dislike of one another. It might have started when the Sens defenseman Eric Gryba nailed Lars Eller with a “suspendable” hit. Sens coach Paul McLean blamed the pass, saying that set up Eller in a position to get blindsided. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien took umbrage. Tempers have been at a boil ever since.
After such a big win on Sunday (Senators 6-1) I was tempted to take the Canadiens in game 4. Then I saw a good price drop off the opening number in a wise guy joint despite most of the public money on the Senators. That sewed it up for me.
Montreal Canadiens +125 ($100)
The Canadiens are 8-3 in their last 11 games after allowing 5 or more goals in their previous game.
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