NHL New Jersey Devils Vs Montreal Canadiens – Game Day Preview
The Devils gear up to face Carey Price tonight. In this addition of NHL New Jersey Devils Vs Montreal Canadiens – Game Day Preview, two points are on the line! NJ looking to inch closer to the NHL Playoffs. Interesting to note how the Devils have won four of their last five. On the other hand Montreal has been pathetic. They have only won two of their last five and sit six points above last place.
The Devils can’t afford to overlook their opponent. Regardless of their record, Montreal is never an easy place to go play and they will have still one of the top goalies in the league. Montreal may benefit more from a loss than a win, but don’t expect their players to just lay down and go away easily.
Lines – New Jersey Devils:
Hall – Hischier – Johansson*
Grabner – Zacha – Maroon
Coleman – Zajac – Noesen
Wood- Boyle – Gibbons
*(Palmieri’s status uncertain, Marcus Johansson is available tonight)
Moore – Severson
Butcher – Mueller
Lines – Montreal Canadiens:
Byron- Drouin – Gallagher
Galchenyuk – De La Rose – Lehkonen
Scherbak – Shaw – Hudon
Deslauriers – McCarron – Carr
Reilly – Petry
Alzner – Juulsen
Benn – Lernout
NHL New Jersey Devils Vs Montreal Canadiens Players to Watch & StatementGames Fantasy Hockey Predictions
Patrick Maroon…. After Palmieri left last night’s game, Maroon saw himself on the ice a fair amount with Nico Hischier and Taylor Hall. While it may have appeared strange to some, he actually fit in rather well. He is incredibly difficult to knock off the puck, has great hockey sense and very quick hands. If Palmieri ends up being unable to go, we expect Maroon to split some time with the top liners, as well as continue to be a monster in front of the net on the powerplay.
Brendan Gallagher….While there may not have been many bright spots for Montreal this season, Gallagher continues to play fast and creates chances. Leading the team with 51 points thus far, he has really been doing it all for Montreal. He is especially dangerous on the power play alongside Galchenyuk so the Devils will need to keep an eye on him if they go shorthanded.
New Jersey Devils over 33.5 shots
New Jersey Devils will win by over 1.5 goals