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Montreal Canadiens 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Montreal Canadiens 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

The Montreal Canadiens have 24 Stanley Cup championships, but only one since 1979 (1986 and 1993). Outside of a fluke appearance in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal has been a franchise that has struggled to clear the .500 mark in the past five years. The Canadiens have only three playoff appearances since 2015. However, the Canadiens are making moderate progress under the leadership of general manager Kent Hughes and head coach Martin St. Louis. As the All-Star break approached, Montreal was only six points out of a playoff spot.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Montreal Canadiens are 20-21-7 straight up and 23-18-1 over/under the total. Also, Montreal is 7th in the Eastern Conference wild card playoff standings. Montreal is eight points behind the Detroit Red Wings in the Eastern Conference wild card playoff race. Late on, Montreal has covered three out of their last ten games. While the Canadiens have gone over the total in four of its previous six matchups. Montreal has NHL rankings of 28th for goals scored and 20th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Canadiens have NHL rankings of 27th for goals against and 28th for penalty killing.

So far this season, the Canadiens are outperforming their metrics, which is a complement to head coach Martin St. Louis. However, the numbers are not indicative of a team that can sustain a serious playoff run.

Montreal Canadiens Key Players

Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, and Mike Matheson were the top performers for the Montreal Canadiens in the first half of the season.

C Nick Suzuki began his NHL career with the Canadiens in 2019-20. He is coming off his best season in 2022-23 with 26 goals, 40 assists, and 66 points. Suzuki will compete in his third consecutive All-Star Game this year.

RW Cole Caufield was the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft out of Wisconsin. Caufield broke into the NHL in 2020-21 during the upstart Canadiens run to the Eastern Conference championship. Last year, Caufield signed an extension to stay in Montreal for the future. Caufield is a slick stick-hander with a quick release. Last year, he scored 26 goals and ten assists in only 46 games. He led Montreal with 16 goals in his first 46 games of 2023-24.

D Mike Matheson has been with the Canadiens since 2022-23 after beginning his career in 2015-16 with the Florida Panthers, followed by a stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matheson is the Habs’ top defenseman and an effective quarterback on the power play.

Montreal Canadiens Goaltenders

Number one goaltender Sam Montembeault began his NHL career with the Florida Panthers in 2018-19 and has been with the Canadiens since 2021-22. He has a .896 career save percentage and a 3.49 goals against average. In his first 22 games of 2023-24, Montembeault had a save percentage of .903 with a 3.11 GAA.

Montreal Canadiens Head Coach

Head coach Martin St. Louis had a Hall of Fame career with the Tampa Bay Lighting as an RW. He was a member of the Lighting in 2004 when they won the Stanley Cup. St. Louis took over as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens during the 2021-22 season. He has a career record of 45-64-10 and has overseen a dramatic improvement in play and production.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 31 45 8th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2021–22 82 22 49 8th, Atlantic Did not qualify
2020–21 56 24 21 4th, North Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Flyers)
2019–20 71 31 31 5th, Atlantic Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 1–4 (Lightning)
2018–19 82 44 30 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify
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Montreal Canadiens History

The Canadiens are the most distinguished, storied, and successful franchise in National Hockey League history. Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge has an NHL record 24 Stanley Cup championships. However, the Habs have won only two Cups since 1979 (1986 and 1993) as the expansion era made for greater league parity. The Hockey Hall of Fame boasts 65 inductees in the players' category that played for Les Glorieux. Numerous others were named to the Hall of Fame’s Builders category. Five of the Canadiens broadcasters were awarded the Hall of Fame’s Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.

Les Glorieux has retired 15 numbers for 18 players. They are goaltender Jacques Plante #1, defenseman Doug Harvey #2, defenseman Emile Bouchard #3, center Jean Beliveau #4, right wing Bernie Geoffrion and defenseman Guy Lapointe #5, center Howie Morenz #7, right wing Maurice Richard #9, right wing Guy Lafleur #10, left wing Dickie Moore and right wing Yvan Cournoyer #12, centers Henri Richard and Elmer Lach #16, defenseman Serge Savard #18, defenseman Larry Robinson #19, left wing Bob Gainey #23, goaltender Ken Dryden #29, and goaltender Patrick Roy #33.

Additionally, the Canadiens have a host of Hockey Hall of Famers. The late great head coach Toe Blake is often referred to as the Vince Lombardi of hockey. At the same time, former head coach Scotty Bowman is in the conversation as the GOAT of that position.

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Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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