One of the Original Six teams in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more times (23) than any team history; 24 if you include the one they won pre NHL. But with the last banner being raised in 1993 the franchise and is legions of fans, have been in a dry spell. Since their last Stanley Cup victory, Montreal has made the NHL playoffs 15 times during that stretch but only made it as far as the Conference Final twice losing both times to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 and the New York Rangers in 2014.
The Canadiens are the only NHL franchise that was founded prior to the formation of the National Hockey League in 1917. Owners of other major NHL team records, including the most matches played, Les Habitant are one of the cornerstone franchises of the National Hockey League and the only team that French Canadiens identify with. Bookmark this page for LIVE Montreal Canadiens odds, scores and standings.
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From the Jubilee Arena in 1909, to seventy-two seasons of unrivalled success at The Forum, and the Bell Centre today, the Habs NHL opponents know they are heading into hostile territory when they visit Quebec. No matter where they play, home or away, betting odds for the Montreal Canadiens next game are presented LIVE from the best bookmakers on the planet with the CSB odds feed.
Knowing how teams are playing in the “here and now” is an important key to cashing winning picks and parlays. Bettors looking for cold hard numbers, without the clutter of commentary, the Montreal Canadiens hockey schedule and scores are updated minute-by-minute here at Canada Sports Betting. For simple reference, our quick view table marks wins in green and losses in red.
Montreal Canadiens Standings
Owners of 23 Stanley Cup banners, through the first 100 years of Fire on Ice action, checking the top half of the list is the best starting point when looking for the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL overall, Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division standings. Continuously updated, at the end of every regular season contest, the CSB standings table is a convenient NHL betting research tool.
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Prior to the start of the 2018/19 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens were 66/1 to win the Stanley Cup. Being in a loaded division with at least three other teams expected to make deep playoff runs left them as a long shot coming into the season.
However after starting the season playing over .500 hockey the books have cut their odds in half and they are currently around +3300 to win the Stanley and looking like a team that can compete for a playoff spot this spring.
Last season the Bleu, Blanc et Rouge were one of the worst teams in the Eastern conference finishing with only 29 wins, 71 points and a -55 goal differential. But with Coach Claude Julien one would think they have a puncher’s chance. Though he has made 2 Stanley Cup finals in his coaching career and winning one with the Boston Bruins in 2010/11 he has not won a playoff series since 2013/14.
Having taken over the position in the latter part of the 2016/17, and after a full season under his belt, the expectation for results are now. But last season the Canadiens were without the heart and soul of their team, Goaltender Carey Price for nearly half the season, and when you only score 209 goals in a season, 3rd worst in the NHL last year, you’d need one of the best goaltenders of this generation to compete.
So far this season however, the have increased last season’s goals per game average from 2.55 to 3.15 which we will have to monitor to see if it will sustain. With team captain Defenseman Shea Weber, and potential breakout candidate Left Winger Max Domi, the only real star power this team has as skaters, this season’s Montreal Canadiens team lacks depth on the blue line and offensive firepower. Last season their leading point getter was Brendan Gallagher with 54 points, not a prolific tally by any means.
But if they can make a trade to land a goal scorer and another defenseman, and IF Carey Price stays healthy and gets hot, Montreal can be the team that no one wants to see come this April. But having not made the playoffs in two of the past three seasons will not sit well with this proud franchise and it’s fans who had been spoiled by success prior to the turn of the century. Though Hockey will always be number 1 in Quebec, they will not want to wait much longer to see progress in their beloved team.
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Much like it is when teams face a legend in any sport, the New England Patriots are a solid example in the NFL, teams tend to kick it up a notch when facing the Godfather of NHL squads. Revered by fans at the Bell Centre and around the globe, but becoming public enemy #1 when they head out on the road, is par for the course for a franchise that has won well over three thousand contests. Bettors looking to track the Canadiens progress, during the regular season and playoffs, are advised to bookmark this page as research treasure trove. Addition sports betting tips and advice can also be gleamed by following us on Facebook. When it’s time to place wagers, betting on NHL Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division action is simple and safe at the top ranked online sportsbooks that are focused on Canuck handicappers and highly recommended here at Canada Sports Betting.