The Montreal Canadiens (19-20-7) and Calgary Flames (25-17-5) go head-to-head in the NHL at the Bell Centre on Monday night.
Montreal had a 2-1 OT win on the road at the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, ending an 8-game losing run in the process. (Video highlights below)
Nick Suzuki scored in regulation for the Canadiens, while recent signing Ilya Kovalchuk scored the overtime winner. Carey Price made 41 saves in goal.
The Canadiens are now averaging 3.07 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.20 (GA). Tomas Tater leads the way for Montreal with regards to goals, points and assists, with 16, 39 and 23 respectively.
They are now 8-11-4 on home-ice this season.
Calgary won a fifth straight game as they overcame the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on home-ice on Saturday evening.
Elias Lindholm scored twice for the Flames, with Johnny Gaudreau and Dillon Dube adding the other goals. Cam Talbot made 29 stops.
The Flames are averaging 2.70 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.96 (GA). Lindholm has 20 goals for Calgary, while Matthew Tkachuk has 39 points and Gaudreau has registered 25 assists. They are 12-10-2 on the road this season.
Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames Betting Lines & Tip
Looking at NHL bets and predictions for this game, there’s not a great deal to separate the teams in the bookies NHL betting lines. The win over the Senators should give the Canadiens some much-needed self-belief so, with home-ice advantage, they are our betting tips to win here.
NHL Tips: Money Line – Montreal Canadiens to Win @ -110 (1.90) with 888Sport