Montreal and New Jersey face off on Saturday night in Newark.
Montreal Canadiens (18-5-4) at New Jersey Devils (13-9-6)
Date & Time: NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: The Line: New Jersey Devils 110 / Montreal Canadiens -121 — Over/Under: 5 Get The Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens travel to the Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
It has been just an incredible turn around this season for the Canadiens and it continued against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. They overcame a late Senators rally to improve their record to 18-5-4 and win
their fourth consecutive game. Lars Eller scored his fourth goal of the season in the first period to put the Canadiens up 1-0 before Ottawa would tie things up. In the second period it was the Montreal power play that was clicking. Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban each scored with the man advantage to make it 3-1 in favor of the Canadiens. Ottawa would answer back with a goal before the end of the period and another one early in the third to even things up. The game would stay tied at 3-3 through overtime and into the shootout. In the skills competition it was Alex Galchenyuk and Eller converting for Montreal as Carey Price stopped two of the three shooters he faced to secure the win. Price finished with 29 saves as he improved his record to 14-4-3 on the year. They'll get a stiff test when they travel to New Jersey on Saturday night where they've always struggled. The
Devils are coming off a home-and-home set with the Philadelphia Flyers. After a dominating win on Wednesday night the Devils traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Trailing by a goal in the second period it was David Clarkson with his 11th goal of the season to even the score at 1-1. If Clarkson could get going again it would be a big help for this Devils club that is in need of some more secondary scoring. The game would
stayed tied until the shootout where Clarkson and Patrik Elias would be denied after Ilya Kovalchuk converted, and the Devils fell by a final of 2-1. It was an unfortunate result for New Jersey who deserved a better fate in this one. They'll need to bounce back because they'll be taking on one of the best teams in the NHL 24 hours later and the Canadiens have been off since Wednesday.
The road team is 10-2 the last 12 meetings. Montreal is 15-39-3 the last 57 meetings and 6-20-2 the last 28 meetings in New Jersey. The Under is 33-16-4 the last 53 meetings.