Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
Buffalo once again snapped a losing streak. The Sabres have now lost four straight before facing Montreal. The Canadiens are no better with one win in their last five games. Who will be stronger in the battle of the NHL season underdogs? We’ll pick a few bets at once.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Buffalo aren’t just losing but conceding a lot
Nothing is surprising about the Sabres’ failures themselves. Don Granato’s team was not initially considered a contender for at least a playoff race this season. What draws more attention is the Sabres’ defensive play. The Buffalo team, for example, has conceded 22 goals in their last four games. The emphasis here is likely to be on the goaltending problem. Dell and Tokarski are not a pairing with which to address any serious tournament goals.
Boston blew out Aaron Dell in the first period, 4-1. Tokarski’s exit from the start of the second period pacified the Bruins. However, the Sabres scored nothing more, and Boston scored again - 5-1.
Montreal had a brilliant balance away
Dominique Ducharme’s team has been underperforming this season, and they’ve been catastrophically underperforming at home. One win in 10 away games is the same as the one away win against Ottawa, but the Senators have played three games less away than the Canadiens.
In their previous game, with Jake Allen back from injury, Montreal could do nothing against Washington 3-6 at the Capital One Arena. In the first period, the outcome was all but certain, which ended 3-1 in favour of the Capitals.
Expert Betting Tips
Strangely, Montreal are the bookmakers’ favourite for the upcoming game. Dominique Ducharme’s team has lost all but one away game this season, including one a month ago in Buffalo. So why shouldn’t the Sabres win now?
- 1X and Total Over 3.5 for 1.90;
- W1 in regular time for 2.00;
- W2/W1 for 10.00.