Canadiens vs. Flames NHL Prediction
At 3-7-0-0 over their last 10 games, the Canadiens are in a funk and have struggled to beat the Flames in Calgary, which is exactly where Montreal will be on Monday night. Will the Canadiens come through this time around as a small road underdog?
013 Montreal Canadiens (+105) at 014 Calgary Flames (-125); o/u 5.5
6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, April 26, 2021
Montreal Canadiens DFS Spin
Tomas Tatar (lower body) was injured heading into Saturday's game with Calgary. Tatar was unable to finish Saturday's game as he was 'banged up' according to teammate Tyler Toffoli. The Canadiens are suffering through a slew of injuries as Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin and Carey Price are also out of action at this time. The Habs are in trouble as their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the North is precarious at this time.
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
Jacob Markstrom allowed two goals on 32 shots in Saturday's 5-2 rout of the Montreal Canadiens. Markstrom just needed a visit from the Montreal Canadiens to snap him back on track. He had a pair of back-to-back losses from April 16-19, including one in Montreal, but he is now back over .500 at 17-16-2 after the back-to-back road sweep of the Habs. His goals-against average sits at 2.75 and his save percentage is a sturdy .903. Markstrom's past three wins have been against the Habs.
Canadiens vs. Flames Prediction
The Canadiens are 1-6 in their last seven games versus the Flames and are 0-4 in their last four meetings in Calgary. The home team has also won five of the last six meetings between these two teams while the Flames have cashed in five of their last seven games overall.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: CALGARY FLAMES -125