The Columbus Blue Jackets (7-8-4) host the Montreal Canadiens (11-5-4) in the NHL at the Nationwide Arena on Tuesday evening.
Blue Jackets Recent Form
The Blue Jackets had a 3-2 OT victory on home-ice against the defending Stanley Cup champions, St. Louis Blues, on Friday night to end a two-game slide.
Vladislav Gavrikov with his first NHL goal, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Zach Werenski at the 3:34 mark in overtime scored the goals for Columbus, while Joonas Korpisalo made 25 saves for the Blue Jackets.
Goals have not been easy for Columbus this season, with them averaging just 2.37 Goals per Game. Dubois leads the way for the Blue Jackets in terms of goals scored and points this season, with seven and 12 respectively, while Seth Jones has registered nine assists.
Canadiens Recent Form
The Montreal Canadiens’ three-game winning streak came to an end when they lost 4-3 in OT on home-ice to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night (Highlights video below). Montreal led 3-1 late in the second period, but the Canadiens took five penalties in the third period and it was that lack of discipline that ultimately cost them the game.
Brendan Gallagher, Cale Fleury and Nick Suzuki scored for the Canadiens, with Keith Kinkaid making 39 saves against his former team.
Gallagher has nine goals for the Canadiens this season, with Tomas Tatar recording 20 points and 13 assists.
Blue Jackets vs Canadiens Betting Lines & Pick
Looking at NHL predictions and picks, this is a game that Montreal will feel they can win and they are the tips to do so against a team who are struggling for goals.