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November 28, 2019
By StatementGames Team

New Jersey Devils Vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

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When: 7:35 PM ET, Thursday, November 28, 2019
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec Canada

Spread:  New Jersey Devils +155 / Montreal Canadiens -175
Puck Line: New Jersey Devils / +1.5 / -160 | Montreal Canadiens -1.5 / +140
OVER / UNDER Game Total: 6.5

New Jersey Devils 

Record: 8-11-1-3
Road Record: 4-6-0-0
Puck Line: 8-15

Montreal Canadiens

Record: 11-8-4-1
Home Record: 6-5-2-0
Puck Line: 13-11

New Jersey Devils Vs Montreal Canadiens Game Day Preview

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A pair of Eastern Conference teams take the ice in the province of Quebec in the lone NHL game on the docket on Thanksgiving in America. The New Jersey Devils are on the road as they travel to face the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night. New Jersey comes in off a 3-2 home loss to Minnesota Tuesday night in their previous contest. Montreal was steamrolled 8-1 at home by Boston in their last game Tuesday night. The Devils have won the previous six meetings, including a 4-3 overtime triumph here in the first matchup this season November 16.

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey let one slip away as they couldn’t beat a Minnesota team starting a goaltender in his NHL debut. The Devils come into the game in the basement of the Metropolitan Division, 12 points back of the Penguins for the final guaranteed spot in the postseason and 19 back of the Capitals for the top spot. New Jersey is 29th in the league in lighting the lamp as they average 2.52 goals per contest. The Devils are a dismal 27th in the league in goals against as they surrender 3.43 goals per game. New Jersey is 26th in the league in power play success as they have converted only 14.6 percent of their chances with the man advantage: they are 12 of 82 thus far. The Devils are 23rd in the league in penalty killing as they have been successful in 77.2 percent of their shorthanded situations this season.

In their last game, the Devils had their chances by firing plenty of pucks on net but couldn’t get enough to earn the win. New Jersey was outshot 12-9 in the opening period but went to the dressing room tied at one after 20 minutes. After falling behind 1-0, Jesper Boqvist tied the game with his first of the year at 12:44 off assists from Wayne Simmonds and Jack Hughes. The second period saw New Jersey with a 15-10 edge in shots but both teams scored once, leaving the game tied at two after 40 minutes. Trailing 2-1, Kyle Palmieri tied the game with his ninth of the season, on the power play, at 13:28 off assists from Taylor Hall and Nico Hischler. The third period saw New Jersey with a 10-7 edge in shots but they gave up the lone goal of the stanza to take the loss. Louis Domingue made 26 saves for New Jersey, who held a 34-29 edge in shots on goal, in the loss. Mackenzie Blackwood is expected to get the call between the pipes for this contest.

Montreal Canadiens 

Montreal was obliterated at home by Boston in their last game as starting goaltender Carey Price was chased early. The Canadiens enter this contest one point behind Toronto for the third and final guaranteed playoff spot in the Atlantic Division, 12 points behind the Bruins for the division lead. Montreal is 10th in the league in scoring as they put up 3.29 goals a night so far this year. The Canadiens are 26th in the league by giving up 3.42 goals per contest this season. Montreal is 17th in the league on the power play by converting 18.9 percent of their chances with the man advantage this season. The Canadiens are only 31st in the league in penalty killing as they successfully get through 71.6 percent of their shorthanded situations on the year.

In their last game, the Canadiens were blown out of the water as they suffered their fifth consecutive defeat. Montreal owned a 13-8 edge in shots on goal in the opening period but skated off down 3-1 after 20 minutes. After falling behind 1-0, Montreal tied the game on Shea Weber’s eighth of the year at 12:41 off assists from Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar. The tie didn’t last long as Boston regained the lead less than two minutes later and added on in the final minute of the stanza. In the second period, the Canadiens held a 14-7 edge in shots but were outscored 3-0 to trail 6-1 after 40 minutes. During the third period, Montreal held a 10-9 edge in shots but was outscored 2-0 to complete the thumping. Carey Price stopped just six of 11 shots before getting the hook in the second period. Keith Kinkaid stopped 10 of 13 shots for the Canadiens, who outshot Boston 37-24 in the game. Price is expected to be in net here.

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