Canadiens hope to top Lightning
MONTREAL, Ontario (TheSpread) – Two of the best in the Eastern Conference meet tonight in NHL action as the Montreal Canadiens host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30PM ET.
Montreal is 42-18-3 on the season and 22-7-2 at home while Tampa Bay is 41-20-2 overall and 15-14-2 on the road. Montreal has won four of its last six against Tampa, but the Lightning have won both meetings this season by a combined score of 11-3. These two have scored five goals or more in six straight meetings.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Montreal is the favorite at home in this game, as the Canadiens are getting odds of -120 to win, while the Lightning are getting odds of +100 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Tampa Bay has won three straight and six of its last eight coming into this game. The Lightning, however, have lost their last two on the road and they have hit the over in five of their last seven games. Montreal is coming off a 2-0 win in Arizona on Saturday, which snapped a three-game losing streak. The Canadiens have won their last two games at home while hitting the under in four of their last five.