The Montreal Canadiens enter this matchup the 22nd team in the NHL, posting a record of 24-23-7 this season. The Canadiens are doing well on the road, going 13-9-3 so far when away from home. Montreal is 6-4 in their last 10 games and enter this game trying to rebound from a loss. On the other side of the ice, the NJ Devils are ranked 29th in the NHL, going 18-24-9 this season. The Devils have gone 3-4-3 in their last 10 games, and have a home record of 7-9-9. Both of these teams are looking to get some much-needed points as the season comes to a close and every fan wants their team to end on a high note.
Montreal Canadians Are Playing For PrideThe season may not be going the way they want, but the Canadiens have some of the best fans in the NHL. Montreal enters this game ranked 6th in the NHL when it comes to goals scored per game when on the road. Max Domihas been a big part of the offensive success on the road. Domi is a leader, a great locker room guy and a stud on the ice as well. Domi will need to conite to dish out assists here tonight if the Habs are going to get the road win.
On the other side of the ice, Montreal sits 12th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. We all love Carey Price but he has not been great this season, luckily for the Canadiens, the last week has been good for him. Price will need to stay sharp as the Sabres may only get a few good chances so Price needs to be ready for those.
New Jersey Devils try to Avoid Last Place
The NJ Devils rank 29th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. MacKenzie Blackwood has not had some good outings as of late but is eager and motivated to return to form. Blackwood has not been able to close down his gaps as of late, but he will need to do so tonight to beat this Montreal squad.
Kyle Palmieri is still the only Devils' player that seems to be able to find the back of the net consistently. Kyle Palmieri has had to step up ever since Taylor Hall got traded last month. Without Hall, this NJ offense is going to need to find a new spark as they currently rank just 24th in the NHL. Palmieri is poised to replace Hall and become the star they need.
- Devils are 6-14 in their last 20 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Devils are 6-20 in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Canadiens are 15-5 in their last 20 Tuesday games.