NHL Predictions For Tonight 1/9/16
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens
7:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 9, 2016
Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec
Money Line Odds Montreal -120/ Pittsburgh +100
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight 1/9/16
- Pittsburgh Penguins -> Marc-Andre Fleury
Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury played well, turning aside 34 shots, but was on the losing end of a 3-1 outcome against the Blackhawks in Chicago Wednesday night. Fleury, who recently returned from an eight-game absence (concussion), now has a record of 14-11-3. His goals-against average is 2.29 and his save percentage is .926
- Montreal Canadiens -> Mike Condon
It appears that Condon could be turning his game around. He’s won each of his last three starts dating back to December 28th, and has allowed just five goals in that time. He’s 12-9-3 with a .908 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA in 27 games thus far. He also fell to Pittsburgh in a shootout 4-3 after making 31 saves back on November 11th.
Pittsburgh Penguins Preview
Pittsburgh is 25th in the league in scoring, potting just 2.3 goals per game, while converting on 18.7% of their power play chances, which is 17th.
The defense for the Penguins has been very solid as they come in ranked 9th in goals allowed, giving up 2.4 goals per game and 5th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on just 15.3%v of their power play chances.
Montreal Canadiens Preview
Canadiens offense has been nearly non-existent of late, just scoring 1.9 goals per game in their last 10 games, which has dropped them out of the top five in the league in scoring. They currently rank 6th, scoring 2.83 goals per game.
The penalty kill has been very strong for this team all year as they are 4th in that department, allowing teams to convert on just 15.2% of their power play chances. Overall the defense is 10th in goals allowed, giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction 1/9/16
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