The Montreal Canadiens are placed last in the Eastern Conference Atlantic with 56 points. They enter the game with a losing streak and will be under pressure to get the best result from the competition.
Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights have played well this season to lead the Western Conference Pacific with 80 points. The Knights are on a winning streak and look motivated to increase their advantage in the division at the end of the game.
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Odds
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Match Details
Fixture: Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time: Sunday, March 5, 2023, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Montreal vs. Vegas NHL Key Stats
The Canadiens have scored only 166 goals in 62 games this season with contributions coming from Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield. Josh Anderson has done decently in absence of the Cauflued with a point per game in the last three starts. However, a lot of work needs to be done to provide something in the upcoming challenge.
Their defense has conceded over 3.6 goals per game on average this season. But has shown better response while conceding only seven goals in the previous three games through Jake Allen, who has two wins in the last three games at a save percentage of 0.930.
In comparison, the Knights have scored 195 goals in 62 appearances through the goals from Jack Eichel and Reilly Smith. Both players have scored over 20 goals each and have done well with four goal involvements in the last two outings. The offense is expected to perform the same in this game, too.
The Knights’ defense has been strong all season and has allowed less than three goals per game on average. Goalie Adin Hill has been brilliant in the past few games, especially during the Devils game, where he saved 47 shots to get his team an OT win.
Canadiens vs. Golden Knights
The Knights have played well at home, winning seven in their last eight home games. They have also recorded easy wins against low-scoring teams, and it gives them an edge in this one. Plus, the Knights have only allowed 2.6 goals per game on average in the previous five games.
On the other hand, the Canadiens are 8-17 in their last 25 against a team with a winning record. They have also lost two of their last three away games and are 5-16 in their last 21 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. Though, they can take inspiration from their last two games which have gone into the OT, and can stretch this one if they give their best.
The Knights have not scored enough in the last five games, and the Canadiens can cause problems for them in this one too. Thus, we should expect this game to stay tight and low scoring.