Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens Pick
For the Canadiens to have success, it’s going to have to come on the back of Price. He has help with a better offence than last season, but everyone is aware that they’re going to need him to play like an elite goaltender, exactly what he’s getting paid to do. Price has been on course recently, as he’s given up less than 3 goals in six of his previous seven appearances. Price hasn’t allowed more than 3 goals since November 21st against the Devils on the road.
He’s watched his GAA and save percentage improve to 2.89 and 0.904. Price should be able navigate through the Hurricane offence efficiently. They’re averaging just 2.45 goals per game for 29th in the NHL. Their numbers have taken a dive over the past few weeks. In their last ten outings, they’ve scored just 2.1 goals per game and 2.14 goals on the road.
Price owns a 2.23 GAA and 0.928 save percentage against the Hurricanes in 26 games. He should be able to get some goal support in this contest. The Habs are averaging 3.25 goals per game at Bell Centre. Curtis McElhinney has been a savior for the Hurricanes in net this season, but he won’t be travelling with the team to Montreal. The positive for McElhinney and the Canes is that he is off the IR now. Petr Mrazek and his 0.895 save percentage will get the crease again tonight. His most recent outing was a 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs. I’d go with the Canadiens catching a decent price at home against the Hurricanes of Carolina.