The Montreal Canadiens (18-19-7) face the Edmonton Oilers (23-17-5) in the NHL at the Bell Centre on Thursday evening.
The Canadiens lost for a seventh straight game as they went down 4-3 on the road at the worst team in the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings, on Tuesday night. It was the third time this season that the Habs had lost to the Red Wings (Detroit have won only eight games all season).
Artturi Lehkonen, Nick Suzuki and Victor Mete scored the goals for Montreal, who led 2-0 and 3-2. Charlie Lindgren stopped 26 shots.
Montreal are averaging 3.11 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.23 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads the way for the Habs on goals, points and assists, with 16, 37 and 21 respectively. They are 8-10-4 on home-ice this season.
Edmonton claimed an excellent 6-4 win on the road at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night for a second straight win and a third victory in four games.
Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Kailer Yamamoto, Alex Chiasson, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid scored the goals for Edmonton, while Mike Smith made 31 saves.
Edmonton are now at exactly 3.00 GPG average, while they are allowing 3.13 (GA). Draisaitl has 25 goals for the Oilers, while McDavid has 69 points and 45 assists. They are 13-9-2 on the road.
Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Lines & Pick
With the Canadiens on a poor run of results and the Oilers looking good after the win at Toronto, we’ll take Edmonton as our betting tips in predictions for this game.
NHL Pick: Money Line – Edmonton Oilers to Win @ +111 (2.11) with Sports Interaction