7* Thursday NHL MTL/FLA
Montreal vs. Florida,
02/14/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 1 - 0
Money Line: +100 Florida
The Florida Panthers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Florida is coming off a 6-5 overtime loss to Washington, while Montreal beat Tampa Bay in a shootout their last time out, 4-3.
The Panthers had won three of four before dropping both legs of a home-and-home series to the Capitals. The team’s offense needed a shot in the arm and got one with a six-goal effort against Winnipeg to begin that stretch of wins.
In their last game they were able to score five times against Washington before a late collapse cost them that game.
Goaltender Jose Theodore was given the night off in Florida’s last contest so he’ll be fresh and ready to go for this one, no doubt feeling some extra motivation as he faces the club that drafted him.
The Canadiens entered this season with a stellar goaltender and many questions about their offense. Some hot hands early on were able to carry the team on the scoreboard, but now that those players have cooled off, Montreal is back to struggling in the offensive end.
Even Carey Price has stumbled, allowing nine goals in his last two outings. His save percentage is just .827 in those games.
The Panthers are 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams. Take Florida.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Florida Panthers +100