Columbus vs Montreal by GameChanger
Columbus entered in this season better than anyone expected, even though they are now positioned 14th in Eastern Conference but have in mind that they only played 8 games while rest of the league played 10 and 11 games. Columbus by many was predicted as one of the worst clubs in NHL but they managed to collect 4 games out of 8 games. Their best player is Saad, he is young player who is really quick and he scores mostly from fast breakouts. Columbus also had very powerful PP (powerplay) in first couple of games but it now started to decline and they are now back in average of the league.
Montreal won 9 games in row in regulation, they lost just one game and they lost it at the begining of the season, also they lost it in OT so Montreal didn't lost game in regulation from the start of season. They also have best goalie in NHL - Carey Price. Price is unbeliavble like always and he conceded just 5 goals in 5 games, including shoutout last game against Vancouver. Montreal has a great line depth and currently everybody is scoring and putting up points but their first line with captain Pacciorety is still considered to be one of the best in NHL.
I think that Montreal is far superior team who will win this game with ease. They still didn't lose game in regulation and they are main favorites for Stanley Cup this year. Carey price is best goalie in the league by far and he is condeding just 1.4 goal per game. Columbus is one of the worst teams in NHL and I think that Montreal could win this by more than one goal difference.
My pick: Montreal wins by 2 or more goals difference.
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|Montreal -1.5 (Handicap in regulation)||Bet365||3.60||8||10-0 LOST (-8 units)|