Maybe Montreal really believes in the playoffs? Yes, no, some kind of nonsense. But he won again! And Florida has not known defeat for six consecutive matches! Who would have told us a month ago that the match Montreal – Florida will be the most fiery on the tour, it would be ridiculous. Of course, we have prepared a prediction on what can be expected from the face-to-face confrontation of these teams, what bets are better to do and in which bookmakers.
At what time teams play?
February 01, 2020, 2:00 PM ET, Bell Centre, Montreal
Where to watch game?
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Florida Panthers takes the 3d position and Montreal Canadiens takes the 5th position in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference.
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
Panthers have 28 wins and 16 losings. Canadiens have 23 wins and 22 losings.
Panthers vs Canadiens Score Prediction:
|MoneyLine Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Florida Panthers Will Win||Under 6.5 Game Totals|
Full detailed prediction read below
Surprisingly, the team, which ranks seventh in the conference, is the leader in the entire league in the number of goals scored. True, Washington caught up with Florida on this indicator, but it has two matches more, and the Panthers have not yet played after a pause on the All Stars. Before her, the southerners won six matches in a row (including the last three away), scoring thirty goals in them and scoring at least four goals in each.
Florida managed to survive the reboot, and it has a very talented roster. In the Atlantic Division, the team is now in third place.
Montreal won 3-1 against Buffalo, and Ilya Kovalchuk had another cool match. With his goal at the beginning of the second period, with a score of 0: 1, the Montreal comeback began. The puck was his fourth in the last four matches. In connection with the return to the ice of Brendan Gallagher, who played for the first time since January 9, Ilya’s playing time fell significantly. His partners were Nick Suzuki and Joel Armia, and the Russians spent several shifts with Nick Cousins and Max Domi. But this did not affect his overall effectiveness and desire to fight. Kovalchuk was recognized as the second star of the match.
Kovalchuk scored 9 (5+4) points in ten matches for Montreal – he had the same number of matches following seventeen matches for Kings. Also, the 36-year-old striker overtook Rick Tokket and caught up with Steve Larmer and Rick Wave in 62nd place in the history of the NHL in the number of goals.
Meanwhile, the Canadiens won for the fifth time in their last seven games. Now remember the ending of the last regular season. Then in the last ten matches, Montreal won seven victories and only two points behind the playoffs.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Within the NHL, over the past ten years the teams have played 45 matches among themselves and in 25 of them, Montreal was stronger.
- The total difference between abandoned and conceded goals was also in his favor 128:110.
- This season, rivals managed to hold only one full-time match, on December 30, Florida won it on their site with a score of 6:5.
- Florida Panthers: Chris Driedger, MacKenzie Weegar
- Montreal Canadiens: Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin
Panthers vs Canadiens Prediction
A very difficult match to analyze and bet here is very risky. If you ask me, then I believe in guests more. They famously played to a pause, rested during the break, polished, which was still not completely polished … Well, it should be so. The Habs, of course, is also not bad, but the team is playing to the limit and, according to the sensations, it can’t produce long winning series. Although in this particular match, of course, you can’t vouch for anything.