Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue Mar 31 07:23:09 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
MIKE RICHARDS HAS 8 GOALS AND 17 POINTS IN HIS PAST 13 GAMES.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 01:12 PM EST

MONTREAL CANADIENS (13-6-1, 27 pts)

at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (13-6-2, 28 pts)

Puck drops: Monday, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Philadelphia -160, Montreal +140 Total: 5.5

Two division leaders with almost identical records will get together at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Monday. Only an overtime loss separates the Canadiens (13-6-1) and Flyers (13-6-2) from matching records this season. Odds.

The two teams met last Tuesday in Montreal in a game that created some bad blood. Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is earning a reputation around the National Hockey League as not only a skilled player, but one that might be too cocky for his own good. At least, according to Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards. Subban, who had an assist against the Flyers on Tuesday night, was also in the midst of most of the late-game skirmishes that occurred after Darroll Powe slammed Jeff Halpern’s head into the glass with a body check early in the third period. “He’s (Subban) a guy that’s come in the league and hasn’t earned respect,” Richards told the Team 990 radio station after the game. “It’s just frustrating to see a young guy like that come in here and so much as think that he’s better than a lot of people. You have to earn respect in this league. Hopefully someone on their team addresses it, because, uh, I’m not saying I’m going to do it but something might happen to him of he continues to be that cocky.” Scores.

The Flyers are looking for a bit of revenge after Carey Price shut them out on Tuesday. That game exposed a weakness for the Flyers who allowed two power-play goals that game, and have allowed eight PPG in their last three games. The Flyers are tied for second in the NHL with 19 power-play goals allowed. They have also struggled a bit on their own power-play, converting just one of their past 19 chances with the man-advantage. Despite their struggles on the power-play, the Flyers have been excellent at even strength as they lead the NHL with 56 goals scored. Only the Bruins (1.65) have a better goals for/goal against ratio in 5-on-5 situations then the Flyers (1.63). Mike Richards has eight goals and 17 points in his past 13 games, and with 23 points on the season, he’s 10th in the NHL. The Flyers rank first with a +22 goal differential. No other NHL team has a differential of +20.

Carey Price never met Pat Burns, but the three-time Jack Adams Trophy-winning coach has had a major impact on the Canadiens goalie. Burns’ life was celebrated Saturday night prior to the Canadiens’ 2-0 shutout of the Maple Leafs. Price made 30 saves for his league-best fourth shutout. This season has been a major turnaround for Price, who has been receiving regular standing ovations from the same Montreal fans who booed him vociferously last season. And part of that turnaround can be credited to Burns. Burns sent a message to Price through Canadiens assistant coach Kirk Muller prior to the start of the season. While Price wouldn’t reveal what was in the note, it obviously made a tremendous impact. Price’s play is a major reason only the Bruins have allowed fewer goals (33) than Montreal (39) this season. On offense, Michael Cammalleri has three goals and five points in his past five games, and if history is any guide, he has a good chance of staying hot against the Flyers, considering he has three goals and five points in six regular-season games against them.

Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. Flyers forward Daniel Carcillo is out for at least two weeks with a sprained left knee. Goalie Michael Leighton (back) and defenseman Matt Walker (hip) are continuing to practice while recovering from injuries that have sidelined them all season. Las Vegas odds.

After losing three straight home games in mid-October, the Flyers have gone 7-1 at the Wells Fargo Center, averaging 5.1 goals per game over that span. Price not only shut out the Flyers last week, but he is 5-1 with a 1.00 GAA, .970 save percentage and three shutouts in his past six games. The Canadiens own the NHL’s best penalty-kill, killing 90.5 pct of their opponents’ power-plays, but the Flyers are best when they are at even strength. I like Philadelphia to avenge its loss last week and end Price’s hot streak.

FoxSheets says:

PHILADELPHIA is 21-4 ATS (+14.2 Units) in home games after covering 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread over the last 2 seasons. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 3.8, OPPONENT 2.0 – (Rating = 2*).


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Temple
2
Stanford
3
Golden State Warriors
4
Miami Florida
5
Los Angeles Clippers
03/30/2015
NBABucks vs Hawks4:35 PM PST
College BasketballUL - Monroe vs Loyola Chicago5:00 PM PST
03/31/2015
College BasketballMiami Florida vs Temple4:00 PM PST
College BasketballTennessee Martin vs Evansville4:00 PM PST
NHLPanthers at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Capitals4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLSenators at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Nets4:35 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Pistons4:35 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Jets5:00 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Heat5:05 PM PST
College BasketballNJIT vs Northern Arizona6:00 PM PST
College BasketballStanford vs Old Dominion6:25 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Clippers7:35 PM PST
04/01/2015
NHLMaple Leafs at Sabres4:30 PM PST
College BasketballLoyola Chicago vs UL - Monroe5:00 PM PST
NHLFlyers at Penguins5:00 PM PST
NHLOilers at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Sharks7:30 PM PST
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
College BasketballMichigan State vs Duke3:05 PM PST
NHLLightning at Panthers4:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Islanders4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLWings at Wild4:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST
NHLStarts at Predators5:00 PM PST
College BasketballWisconsin vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSharks at Coyotes6:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Oilers7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Kings7:00 PM PST

x