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Golden Knights @ Canadiens – Game 6 – Canadiens Money Line (2.25 | +125)
With a win tonight, the Montreal Canadiens can book their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993. The Habs were clearly the better team in games 5 and 6 as they’ll look to keep the momentum going at home.
We’d be lying if we told you the Habs had an unstoppable offence. With a playoff average of 2.58 expected goals for per game and 2.50 actual goals for per game, Montreal is as mediocre as it gets. No end-to-end rushes, no bar-down snipes from the half-wall; the Habs’ offensive output is on par with the volume of scoring chances they’re generating offensively.
However, the Habs shine in other areas like on the penalty kill where they haven’t allowed a single goal this series. Montreal’s penalty kill ranks 1st among playoff teams with a 93.2% success rate led by a surefire Conn Smythe Trophy candidate in Carey Price. Price ranks 2nd among playoff goaltenders in goals against average (2.02), save percentage (.933), slot save percentage (.892), and inner slot save percentage (.884).
Defence wins championships and the Habs have plenty of it. Momentum is on Montreal’s side so don’t shy away from the money line value on the better team tonight.
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