With a long list of NHL games on Saturday, March 2, 2013, we take a look at the game featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 PM ET from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Both of these teams are having superb seasons, with the Canadiens holding three more points than Pittsburgh. We will back the Penguins on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Trying to get back on track
Pittsburgh has run into a bit of a rough patch recently, playing to a 5-5-0 record in their last 10 games. They are 13-8-0 overall, good for 26 points, and have a road record of 8-4-0. In a recent stretch of six wins in seven road games, the Penguins have allowed just 13 goals, playing well defensively. In his last four starts against the Montreal Canadiens, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 3-0-1 with a 2.38 goals-against average.
Montreal Canadiens: Chugging full steam ahead
Montreal comes in with 29 points and an overall record of 13-4-3. At home, the Canadiens are 8-3-1. In their past 10 games played, they have a record of 7-1-2. If the Canadiens win on Saturday, it would be their 10th straight game without a loss in regulation. The team’s defense is one of the best in the league, allowing just 2.05 goals per game. They are coached by Michel Therrien, who led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup.
Using the online sportsbook found at Bet365.com, we find the line for tonight’s Montreal vs Pittsburgh contest. The visiting Penguins have a line of +1.5 (-290) and a Money Line of +100 while the home Canadiens, the favorites, have a line of -1.5 (+235) and a Money Line of -120. The Over/Under is set at a total of 5.5 goals. We will take the Penguins on the road with the +100 Money Line on Saturday night on the road.
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