Montreal Canadiens Form
The Canadiens finally snapped an eight-game losing skid when they had a 4-2 win on home-ice against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry and Shea Weber scored the goals for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 21 shots. In doing so, the Canadiens managed to avoid the club’s first nine-game skid since the 1939-40 season.
Montreal are averaging 3.25 Goals per Game (GPG), but have been allowing 3.46 (GA). Brendan Gallagher has 11 goals for the Canadiens this season, while Tomas Tatar has 24 points and 15 assists.
Colorado Avalanche Form
The Avalanche extended their current winning streak to four games when they had a 3-1 win at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, with goals from Nathan MacKinnon, Valeri Nichushkin and Joonas Donskoi, while Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots.
So far this season, Colorado has been scoring at an average rate of 3.70 Goals per Game (GPG), while allowing 2.81 (GA). MacKinnon is the focal point for the Avs with 44 points, consisting of 18 goals and 26 assists.
Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Lines & Predictions
The home-ice advantage might be with the Canadiens in this game, but it’s the Avalanche who are the team with by far the best form at present. In terms of NHL tipster predictions, the Avs have to be the tips here.