Following a crushing loss to the Islanders last night, will the Panthers regroup quickly when the visit the Canadiens at 7:30PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Habs are +100 money line underdogs for tonight’s game versus the Panthers, who have odds of -120 to pick up the victory tonight. As for the total, the number sits at 5.5 goals.
Florida has not played well on the road of late, dropping five of its last six games away from its home ice. But the Panthers face a banged up Montreal squad, which won’t have star defenseman P.K. Subban for a second straight game. Subban is recovering from a neck injury sustained in a scary collision with teammate Alexei Emelin on Thursday night against Buffalo.
Carey Price also remains sidelined for the Canadiens, as do forwards Brendan Gallagher, David Desharnais, Lars Eller and defensemen Jeff Petry and Tom Gilbert. At 2-5 in their last seven games and 5-16 in their last 21 versus a team with a winning record, look for the Habs to fall again tonight as the Panthers rebound from last night’s loss in New York.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: FLORIDA PANTHERS -120