The Montreal Canadiens entered the NHL Hub of Toronto as the 12th and final seed in the Eastern Conference. The Habs were also considered to be the weakest of all 24 teams invited to the post season. But Montreal brought a goaltender that can steal a series almost on his own. Carey Price was stellar in the Habs first round series upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins. But most important of all he had plenty of help. The Philadelphia Flyers were perfect in the three-game round robin. As a result, they are top seed in the East.
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Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers Series Schedule
Game 1: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 2: Friday, August 14, 2020, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Game 3: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Game 4: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 3 p.m. NBCSN
Game 5: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, TBD
Game 6: Friday, August 21, 2020, TBD
Game 7: Sunday August 23, 2020, TBD
Series Price at BookMaker.eu
Montreal Canadiens +188
Philadelphia Flyers -217
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers Series NHL Playoff Wagering Odds Overview
Montreal has a large and passionate fan base which, combined with their win over the Penguins, will trigger plenty of wagering handle their way. Philadelphia is a well-respected franchise as well but is coming out of an era of consistent post season failure and mediocrity. Their breakout season has not fully sunk in with gamblers.
Montreal Canadiens Synopsis
Montreal was a heavy underdog to Pittsburgh but dispatched of the Penguins in four games for a qualifier round triumph. Montreal was 31-31-9 in the regular season. The Canadiens have NHL metrics of 19th for goal scoring, 22nd for power play, 19th for goals against, and 19th for penalty killing.
Key Montreal Canadiens: D Shea Weber 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 5 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 20.0 SPCT, C Paul Byron 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS, 6 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 25.0 SPCT, G Carey Price 3-1 1.67 GAA, .947 SVPCT, 1 SO
Philadelphia Flyers Synopsis
Philadelphia had the fourth best regular season in the Eastern Conference at 41-21-7. The Flyers have NHL metrics of seventh for goal scoring, 14th for power play, seventh for goals against, and 11th for penalty killing. First year coach Alain Vigneault combined with goaltender Carter Hart to transform the Flyers.
Key Philadelphia Flyers: C Scott Laughton 3 G, 2 A, 5 PTS, 4 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 60.0 SPCT, D Shayne Gostisbehere 0 G, 2 A, 2 PTS, 2 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 0.00 SPCT, G Carter Hart 2-0, 1.00 GAA, .966 SVPCT, 0 SO
Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers Against the Spread
The Canadiens are
5-3 in their last eight games as dogs
1-5 under the total at plus money
2-14 as a dog to the Flyers
3-7 under the total in their last 10 games as a dog to Philadelphia
The Flyers are
15-5 in their last 20 games as chalk
2-4-2 under the total when favored
7-3 in their last 10 overall games with the Canadiens
2-5-1 under the total head to head with Montreal
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Playoffs Bookmaker Free Pick
In this situation the Canadiens bring considerable appeal based on the momentum of beating the Penguins. Philadelphia will be a much tougher out as they are in top form with strong goaltending. The Flyers are also playing with more passion than the Penguins.
Canadiens vs. Flyers Series Pick: Philadelphia Flyers
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