Montreal Canadiens Form
The Canadiens come into the game on the back of a three-game winning streak, with the last victory coming with a 3-2 win on home-ice against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday evening.
Nick Cousins and Tomas Tatar got the goals in regulation for the Canadiens, with Ben Chiarot scoring the winning goal 1:11 into overtime. The 20 year-old Cayden Primeau made 35 saves for his first NHL victory.
Montreal are averaging 3.19 Goals per Game (GPG), while allowing 3.25 (GA). Brendan Gallagher has 14 goals for the Canadiens, Tomas Tatar has 28 points and Phillip Danault has 18 assists.
Detroit Red Wings Form
The Red Wings finally snapped a 12-game winless skid (including 10 losses in a row in regulation) with a long overdue 5-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on home-ice on Thursday night.
Robby Fabbri scored twice for Detroit, with further goals coming from Darren Helm, Filip Zadina and Filip Hronek. Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for the Red Wings.
Detroit are only averaging 2.18 GPG, while allowing 3.94 GA. For the Red Wings, Anthony Mantha has 12 goals and Tyler Bertuzzi has 25 points and 15 assists.
Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Lines & Predictions
Thursday’s win over the Jets has lifted the gloom at Detroit, but our NHL betting predictions have to favour the Montreal Canadiens going into this game, particularly with home-ice advantage. Montreal have to the tips here.