NHL Atlantic Division Showdown: Senators vs Canadiens

Published November 22, 2016 by Sol FH

NHL Atlantic Division Showdown: Senators vs Canadiens

The first place Montreal Canadiens take on their rivals the Ottawa Senators tonight at 00:30 GMT.

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for revenge tonight against the Ottawa Senators at Bell Centre. One of the Habs' sole losses this season (14-3-2) came at the hands of the Senators (10-7-1) back in October and they will be looking to make a statement tonight. The Canadiens are tied for fourth in the league in goals scored per game, as they average 3.16 goals per game. On Saturday night, they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs (for the 12th time straight), but only netted a pair, dropping their last four games goal average to 2.25. 

The Canadiens coach Michel Therrien has juggled the lines around lately and feels like he has found something that works. The new combination of Torrey Mitchell, Max Pacioretty and Andrew Shaw looks to be a line that will continue to do some major damage over the league. 

We cannot forget the main reason for the Canadiens' success, which is undoubtedly the best goalie in the NHL right now in Carey Price. With an 11-0-1 record and a third place overall goals against average (1.58), Price is still looking as fresh as ever and has set the tone for the best goalies in the league.

The Senators have lost their last two games, but are still in fourth place in the Atlantic division. Their last game was a bad one losing to the Florida Panthers 4-1. The Senators are not playing good hockey lately and they are in need of a win to get their record back on track. The bad season for them has even seen low fan turnout at their home games, which could spell even more trouble for the team.

NHL Live Betting

The NHL is live tonight at bet365 Sports as the UK sportsbook is offering dozens of attractive and competitive odds on this, and all NHL games. The Canadiens are out in front in the odds and the Senators are behind, but the game could go any way even though the Habs should win. Punters that want to get in on season outright winner odds can still do so at bet365 Sports. The Canadiens are still 9/1 to win it all, which would be an incredible payout by any standard.

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