Wild Looking to Overtake Blues
The Minnesota Wild visit the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night with hopes of passing the St. Louis Blues in the standings. The Minnesota Wild are coming off a huge 5-4 win against the San Jose Sharks while the Montreal Canadiens look to break their five-game losing streak.
The Minnesota Wild sit in third place in the Central Division with 101 points, one behind the St Louis Blues. The Montreal Canadians currently are dead last in the Atlantic Division with 51 points and are having a season to forget about.
Wild Looking to Build Off Win
The Minnesota Wild are coming off of a huge win against the Sharks and need to get two points in Montreal to pass the Blues in the standings.
The Minnesota Wild’s biggest strength has been their offense. They rank fifth in the NHL for goals scored with 276 goals in 75 games, an average of 3.7 per game.
The Wild’s offense is led by All-Star forward Kiril Kaprizov, who has recorded 93 points in 74 games. The Wild also have had great goaltending between Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot, who have both own save percentages of at least .910.
Canadiens Look to Halt Slide
The Montreal Canadiens have struggled from the net out this season, but their biggest weakness has been their defense. The Canadiens currently lead the NHL in goals against this season with 293. Thy are letting up an absurd 3.62 goals per game.
The offense has also struggled and ranks second to last in the NHL with 2.6 goals per game. The Canadiens are going to have to play their best hockey if they want to keep things close against the Wild.
Wild vs Canadiens Head-to-Head
The Minnesota Wild and Montreal Canadians have faced off once this season in Minnesota. The Wild crushed the Canadians 8-2.
Wild vs Canadiens Game Information
- Game: Wild (47-21-7) vs Canadiens (20-45-11)
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 19th. 7 p.m. ET
- Wild vs CanadiensLive stream: NHL.TV
Wild vs Canadiens Betting Lines
Wild vs Canadiens Prediction
The Minnesota Wild have been playing great hockey and are 4-0-1 in their last five games. The Canadiens, on the other hand, have struggled immensely during their losing streak. The Wild’s offense has been too hot and the Canadiens will not be able to slow them down.
The Wild won the previous matchup against the Canadiens by six goals and will cover the puckline and defeat the Canadiens by at least two goals. The Wild are going to need all the points they can get to pass the Blues in the standings and can’t let this one slip away.
The Wild covering the puckline is the pick of the night.
Pick: Minnesota Wild -1½ (-105)