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Colorado vs Montreal: Patrick Roy led Avalanche Aim to Crush the Canadiens

Colorado vs Montreal: Patrick Roy led Avalanche Aim to Crush the Canadiens
Former All-Star goaltender Patrick Roy gets another kick at the Canadiens when the Colorado Avalanche host Montreal as part of a light three-game slate on the National Hockey League wagering board at BetOnline. Patty Roy is 2-3-0 against Montreal as the head coach in Colorado. More important, both teams are looking for points as they are involved in competitive playoff berth battles in their respective conferences. This Mile High matchup will rock the Rockies when the puck drops at 8:00 PM ET on February 17, 2016, at the Pepsi Center.

Colorado Avalanche: Aiming for Wild Card berth in the West

Points are getting precious for Colorado as their path to the playoffs relies on earning one of the two Wild Card berths in the Western Conference. Dallas Chicago and St. Louis have a fairly solid claim to the three automatic berths in the Central Division as the Avalanche and Predators are both 13 points back in that chase. That leaves Colorado and Nashville grouped with Minnesota, Arizona and Vancouver as those five teams are all within six points of each other in the race for two Wild West postseason berths. The Avalanche have been very streaky as they closed January on a 5-1-0 roll but they have slid to a 2-4-1 mark during their first seven contests in February. 

Montreal Canadiens: Loss of Carey Price has hurt Les Habitants playoff aspirations

Following in the footsteps of a legend, who is a native Son plus a four-time Stanley Cup winner and an eleven-time NHL All-Star, is not easy. So was the journey for Carey Price when he took over as the Canadiens starting goaltender during the 2007-08 NHL season. In the here and now, the Habs broke sharply out of the gate as they opened October with nine straight wins. After back-to-back losses, and Price going down with an injury, Montreal hung tough as they owned a sparkling 18-4-3 record at the end of November. Alas, not having Price has not been right and the wheels have fallen off in Montreal. The Habs are 9-22-1 over their last 32 games and it’s been messy as 4, 6, 5, and 4 game losing streaks were sprinkled throughout the slide – that doesn’t appear to be finished. 

Avalanche vs Canadiens NHL Call: Colorado returns home following victories in Ottawa (4-3) and Detroit (3-2 SO) prior to a 4-1 loss in Buffalo on Sunday. Montreal won three in row at home before losing in Buffalo (6-4) and Arizona (6-2) during the first two contests of this mini three-game road trip. Ben Scrivens (3-4-0 GAA 2.99) facing Semyon Varlamov (21-15-3 GAA 2.69) gives Colorado a slight edge in the goaltending battle tonight. This is second and final meeting this season after the Avalanche buried the Canadiens 6-1 at the Bell Centre on November 11, 2015. Parlay the Colorado money line plus the OVER with a 1.5 wager and add the Avalanche straight up for another 3.5 units on NHL odds posted at the BetOnline sportsbook. Get in the game via the odds image below.

Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens – BetOnline Sportsbook NHL Betting Odds

BetOnline National Hockey League betting lines and a prediction for the Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens

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