New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens: Predictions and Odds
How to Watch
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
When: Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Montreal TV/Radio: TSN2, TSN 690. New York Islanders TV/Radio: SNY, ESPN NY 1050 AM.
New York Islanders
The Islanders are sitting in 3rd place in the East with 36 points over their first 24 games of the 2019-20 season.
New York has scuffled a bit lately and dropped to a plus-13 goal differential, good for 4th best in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders’ odds have lowered to +1000 to win the East and +2000 to claim the Stanley Cup.
Montreal are two points from 8th place in the East, posting 28 points in their first 26 games of this season.
The Canadiens are 6-6-3 at home this season, posting 15 out of a possible 30 points from their games at Bell Centre.
Montreal stands at +3000 to take the Eastern Conference and +6000 to win the Stanley Cup.
New York Islanders: Semyon Varlamov & Thomas Greiss
Greiss won five of his six starts in November.
In his 7th start on Nov. 30th, he left the game nine minutes into the first period due to illness.
- Varlamov has won three of his last five appearances, including the 2-0 win over Columbus on Saturday after Greiss left the game.
- Varlamov has allowed five goals over his last three games, after surrendering 12 in his first four starts of November.
- Greiss has not lost at home this season, posting a 7-0-0 record with a 1.61 GAA and 94.6& save percentage.
Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price (10-5-2, 2.75 goals allowed)
Price has allowed too many goals at home, surrendering 3.35 per home contest with an 88.3% save percentage.
- The Montreal goalie is 23rd in home goals allowed in the league, surrendering 41 in 13 games at Bell Centre.
- At home, Price is ranked last in the NHL in save percentage with the 88.3% mark.
- Price is ranked 11th in the NHL with ten victories on the season among qualified goalies.
Stats to Watch
New York Islanders
- The Islanders are 28th best in shots per game on the road, averaging 28.1 per contest.
- New York is 6-3-1 on the road this year, averaging 2.3 goals per game, 26th best in the NHL.
- The Islanders are five of 27 in road power play opportunities for an 18.5% success rate, good for 12th best in the NHL.
- Goalie Thomas Greiss is day-to-day after leaving the game against Columbus on Saturday with dizziness due to an illness.
In November, Montreal has scored 3.13 goals per home contest, good for 18th in the NHL, but they allowed 3.6 per game at Bell Centre this month for a -0.47 goal differential.
- At home in November, Montreal’s offensive attack produced 37 shots per game, the best in the NHL over the 30-day span.
- Montreal’s home power play has scored 9 goals in 50 chances this season for an 18% success rate at Bell Centre.
- The Canadiens placed center Paul Byron on the injury reserve with a knee injury over the weekend.
Last Five Games
New York Islanders
- After winning 15 of 16 games, New York has scored just four goals in their last four games, losing three of those matchups, all on the road.
- The Islanders have been outscored 9-4 over their last four games, going 1-2-1 over that stretch.
- The Islanders are 2-2-1 in their last five road games with both of the wins coming in overtime.
- After winning three straight games in mid-November, Montreal has lost its last eight games with three of the losses coming in overtime.
- The Canadiens allowed three third period goals to the Bruins in their 3-1 loss to Boston on Sunday.
- The Canadiens have lost six straight at home by the combined score of 35-19.
New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens – Game Odds