An Original Six rivalry showdown and a historic matchup will take place on Monday evening as the Boston Bruins do battle with their old rivals in Montreal.
The Bruins started the season slowly, but have gotten red-hot of late. Their roster has also been bolstered of late by bringing in steady d-man from Anaheim, Hampus Lindholm. That gives Boston a complete lineup that can beat teams in a plethora of ways. With the season winding down, you better believe head coach Bruce Cassidy will be fully focused on securing home-ice advantage in what is a tough Atlantic division.
For the Habs, it’s been a tale of two seasons. Martin St-Louis has come into the squad as a new head coach and injected a ton of life into this youthful group. While this team looked dreadful under Dominique Ducharme, they’ve been a resurgent bunch with former All-Star St-Louis leading on the bench. Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki are once again showing their vast potential, and despite the fact that the Habs are just spoilers at this point with zero chance of advancing into the playoffs, they’re playing out their season with some real excitement.
Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for the latest news, trends, and betting analysis, as we break down this Original Six matchup between two very hot teams. It’s been a red-hot stretch for us of late on the ice, and we’ll look to keep this rolling on Monday evening.
Bolstering the blue line.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 20, 2022
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens Live Odds & Betting History
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|Goals Per Game||3.0||2.5|
|Goals Against Per Game||2.8||3.8|
|Shots On Goal Per Game||35.4||29.8|
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction:
The Bruins continue their playoff push, led by impressive defensive play and structure and veteran leadership. While Patrice Bergeron remains out tonight, and Hampus Lindholm seems uncertain to make his Boston debut, this team is loaded up front and seem poised for another deep run this spring.
While the Habs will counter pushing for a climb out of last place, results have taken a back-seat to development. Their young stars have really pushed forward and put together some strong outings of late. Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki have paced Montreal’s offense, and together their speed and vision could be problematic for the favored Bruins.
Their defensive play has been porous, and shipping out both Brett Kulak and Ben Chiarot will only magnify those issues. Fortunately for the Habs, Jake Allen is back in goal for the Habs, and he is a clear upgrade over former starter Samuel Montembault.
Tonight, expect Boston to continue their torrid pace, led by a deep three-line attack that Bruce Cassidy heavily relies on. While Montreal is playing faster and much tougher up front, losing key defencemen and Brendan Gallagher to injury in recent days has significantly hindered their depth.
The B’s depth options and scoring throughout the lineup will be too tough for Montreal to overcome, even with the added benefit of last change. In goal, Jeremy Swayman has been a rock for Boston, securing a .925 save percentage thus far.
#NHLBruins morning rushes:
Marchand – Studnicka – DeBrusk
Hall – Haula – Pastrnak
Frederic – Coyle – Smith
Foligno – Nosek – Lazar
Blidh – McLaughlin
Reilly – McAvoy
Grzelcyk – Carlo
Forbort – Clifton
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 21, 2022
Bruins vs. Canadiens Trends To Know:
- Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic.
- Bruins are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
- Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Canadiens are 5-14 in their last 19 home games.
- Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games.
- Bruins are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
- Bruins are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal.
It is fairly chalky, but even with their absences it’s tough to look past the high-flying Bruins right now. Their depth should simply overwhelm a Montreal team that has been far too focused on the trade deadline, and have shipped out many bodies over the past few days. Boston is a veteran group and seem to be firing at the right moment. They also realize the need to secure home-ice, and will continue that push with a convincing victory on Monday night. Eat the juice, and roll with the B’s.