Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators NHL Odds, Preview, Prediction and Tips
Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NHL Hockey Game on Saturday February 6th, 2021.
It's been three weeks, but the Ottawa Senators finally have another chance to win back-to-back games.
They can do it with a second straight win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon.
Ottawa opened the season with a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 15. The Senators then went 0-8-1 until Thursday's 3-2 victory in Montreal.
Ottawa has been one of the most generous teams in the NHL, allowing 50 goals this season, but gave up the fewest so far in the campaign against the Canadiens. Montreal is the highest-scoring club in the league with an average of 4.18 goals per game.
Ottawa rookie Tim Stutzle, 19, has been heading in the right direction for a while with one goal in three straight games. He also had two assists on Thursday. Stutzle is the second-youngest player in Senate history to record three or more points in a regular season game (Alexandre Daigle, 18 years, 244 days), according to NHL Public Relations.
Murray (2-4-1, 4.40 goals against average) could return to the net for the Senators, who are playing their first home game since Jan. 21. Backup Marcus Hogberg (0-4-0, 4.54 GAA), though, could be in line for his fourth season start.
Either one will try to help the senators overcome Montreal's back-to-back losses for the first time in 2020-21. Thursday's loss marked the second time this season the Canadiens have lost in regulation.
Josh Anderson scored for the third time in two games and seventh overall for the Canadiens, who admit they were outscored on all ice after owning an 11-5 goal lead by sweeping Vancouver in the previous two games.
Carey Price of the Canadiens (4-1-2, 2.81 GAA) saw his three-game winning streak come to a halt after conceding three goals on 22 shots. He has stopped 90 of 93 shots during a three-game personal winning streak in Ottawa.
Jake Allen, who averaged 2.02 goals against and a .930 save percentage while winning three of his first four starts for Montreal, could also get the nod on Saturday.
Four of Brendan Gallagher's five goals this season have come in the Canadiens' last six games.
Meanwhile, defender Thomas Chabot has two goals with two assists in the last three games for the Senators, whose most recent home win over the Canadiens came on October 20, 2018.
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