Winning at home against Philadelphia was more difficult than Pittsburgh fans expected it to be, but at the end of the day their beloved Penguins extended the winning streak to 12. Not they face Montreal, the leader of the Northeast division and one of the best traveling teams in the league.
Match: Pittsburgh vs Montreal
Odds: Unibet 2.05
The Canadiens are in danger of losing their lead in the highly contested division, as they are tied for the first place with Boston and the Bruins also have two games in hand. Last time they faced a team from the Northeast division things went badly and last placed Buffalo defeated them. Montreal outshot the visitors by 39 to 18, but their opponents took advantage of every opportunity and emerged victorious. One thing that the Canadiens need to fix quickly is how they perform in powerplay, because their physical game has put them in the situation of playing with one man down all too often.
Pittsburgh keeps pilling up wins despite being without Malkin as the last season MVP is still recuperating after an upper-body injury that kept him off the ice for more than a month. Their prolific striker is now day-to-day but in his absence Crosby stepped up and he leads the league with 53 points so far. Pittsburgh has just transferred Morrow from Dallas hoping to strengthen their defense with a veteran player, but he will need a few games to adjust.
This is arguably the most intense game of the day, but punters shouldn’t let Montreal’s position in the NHL standing intimidate them. The Canadiens are struggling defensively and the Penguins are not going to provide them with any opportunities to rebound if they concede early goals. Unibet credits the hosts with odds of 2.05 so it is worth wagering on their 13th victory in a row.