Montreal Canadiens Form
The Canadiens extended their losing streak to eight consecutive losses as they went down to a 3-1 defeat on the road at the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Joel Amir scored the goal for Montreal that put them ahead in the first period and Carey Price made 31 saves.
The Canadiens are averaging 3.22 Goals per Game (GPG) this season, but are allowing 3.52 (GA). Brendan Gallagher is the leading goalscorer for Montreal with 10, with Tomas Tatar contributing 24 points and 15 assists.
New York Islanders Form
After three straight losses, the Islanders returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win on home-ice over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal scored the goals for the Islanders, while Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves.
The Islanders are only averaging 2.88 GPG, but at the other end they are only allowing 2.42 GA. Barzal leads the way for the Islanders on all the key stats, with 10 goals, 22 points and 12 assists.
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Betting Lines & Pick
Although they won in their last game, it does appear that the momentum has gone from the New York Islanders early season charge so, with the benefit of home-ice advantage, the Montreal Canadiens could finally break their losing run here. In terms of NHL betting picks, we’re prepared to back the Canadiens as our tips.
Despite their torrid run of results of late, the Canadiens go into this game as the bookies favourites on the Money Line at betting odds of -125 (1.80) at bet365, with the Islanders available at +105 (2.05) also at bet365 Sportsbook.