The Guide to Thursday

Lets keep it alive with some more NHL action while soccer remains dead.

Montreal Canadiens v. Carolina Hurricanes (@ Centre Bell; Montreal, Canada)

Despite Carolina’s recent success (or what seems like success) it is still a very easy spot to target a home Montreal Canadiens team.  Carolina is still the 6th worst team in hockey on the road with a god awful (10-17-9) record.  Although Carolina has been 6-1-3 in their last 10, when you take a closer look you see that 3 of those wins were against expansion level teams.  Two were against Colorado and Arizona and the third trash win was against an Islanders team on the road starting Jean-François Bérubé who consistently puts up sub .900 save percentages.  This 6-1-3 does not reflect their ability to take a road game v. an incredibly hot Carey Price in the Bell Centre.  The Canadiens are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and look to stomp on the Canes’ who will be playing their 4th game in 6 days.  Now a little bit on the goaltending match-up: Price stopped 30 of 31 shots in the Canadiens’ win over the Senators on Sunday. Price has been impressive, going 6-1-0 with a 1.55 GAA and .942 SV% in seven March starts (Via. John Lu – TSN).  Lack allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Hurricanes’ win over the Predators last Saturday. He has won his last two starts while allowing just three goals on 57 shots (.950 SV%) (Via. Amanda Stein – TSN).

PICK: Montreal Canadiens to win in regulation (-110)

Cam Ward, Brian Gionta, Bobby Sanguinetti

*TARGET THE DEVILS AT (+240) TO WIN IN REGULATION V. TORONTO PLAYING ITS 3RD GAME IN 4 DAYS WITH MCELHINNEY IN NET FOR A LOW RISK HIGH REWARD PLAY*

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